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Nihalani, Govind

Works: 40 works in 116 publications in 3 languages and 992 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Epic films  History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Film adaptations  Musical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Editor, Producer, Author of screenplay, Cinematographer , Photographer, Author, Author of introduction, wpr
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Govind Nihalani
Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damayanti, a wealthy patron of the arts is hosting a big party in honor of Diwakar Barve, who has just received the Government of India, Literary Award. Attendees include many prominent persons in the industry, actors and also up-and-coming writers. The one glaring absentee is Amrit - a talented writer who had abandoned his burgeoning career to campaign against the exploitation of the tribal people. As the party-goers discuss a gamut of topics including morality and social causes, it becomes clear that each attendee is filled with his or her own insecurity. And some surprising news that is shared, haunts them long after the party is over. Based on a Marathi play by Mahesh Elkunchwar
Sanshodhan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parmino is a small village in Central India, headed by a Village Committee comprising of all males. When the Government of India notifies the Committee that a third of them must be women, including people in schedules caste and tribes, the Sarpanch, Ratan Singh, decides to let women run for the election as well have seats in the Panchayat. After the meeting gets over, he asks his son, Inder, to get Manju, his wife, to sign the nomination papers. Also asked are the wife of another Panchayat member, as well as Vidya, the newly marred bride of a poor store owner, Bhanwar, who is indebted to Inder and Ratan Singh. In this way, Ratan and Inder hope to control the women through their respective husbands, and rule over the Panchayat as they have done before. They are in for a surprise when Vidya turns the tables on them, asking them to account where the funds for the partially built school were misappropriated as well having the rest of the village attend Gram Panchayat meetings and voice their concerns and grievances. Watch what happens when Ratan and Inder decide to use their influence in the community as well as over Bhanwar to throttle Vidya's voice
Dev( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when innocent lives become fodder for political expediency, the friendship of Dev and Tej is severely tested
Hazaar chaurasi ki maa by Govind Nihalani( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of her son sets a middle aged, traditional, submissive woman on a path of self discovery. She begins to recognize her own alienation from the bourgeois society that her son had rebelled against
Ardh satya( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anant Welankar, young, artistically inclined, is forced into a career with the police by his domineering policeman father. Cheated out of his chance to earn a medal for the capture of a dangerous dacoit, Welankar takes to drink. Forced to approach an underworld don for help to save his career, Welankar makes his choice. He would rather face the law for his crime than lose his soul for a career
Ankur = Ankur = (the seedling) by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benegal's first feature, based on his own story, is a subtlely nuanced exploration of the interrelationship between power, ritual, sexuality and violence. The milieu of feudal society in South India is carefully established as the setting for the playing out of power relations in the liaison between the temporarily abandoned wife of a deaf-mute farmhand and the landlord's son sent to manage the farm. For the son, sexual attraction is linked to the woman's lack of social status. Yet he is initially restrained by his middle class fear of exposure. From a position of relative anonymity the woman develops a complex response to the son's presumption
Aakrosh( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expressionist-fiction based on a true political crime in a small town near Bombay. Man wrongly accused of murdering his wife stays silent; investigation reveals that his wife was killed by a group of businessmen and politicians who had raped her, and that local police are aiding the cover-up. Atmosphere enhanced by close-ups, dramatic lighting, rapid-paced action
Govind Nihalani( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises interviews with and articles on the work of Govind Nihalani, Indian film maker
Tamas( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This TV miniseries ("Darkness" in English) became famous in India in the mid/late 80s for its realistic depiction of the partition of the Indian subcontinent. In 1947, the sub continent became India, East (now Bangladesh) and West Pakistan (today's Pakistan). The series pretended to keep memories and truths about the partition alive, at a time when many Indians and Pakistanis seemed to be forgetting this historical tragedy. The miniseries became a landmark 297 minute, 35mm film, now shown mostly at Indian Film Festivals. The film is based on the book by Brisham Sahni, himself a refugee to India from West Punjab, now in Pakistan. Thus fittingly, this epic looks at Partition from an Indian Punjabi perspective, as the fate of Sikh and Hindu families in West Punjab is emphasized. The first part also underscores the Muslim viewpoint: the provocations they suffered from Sikhs and especially Hindus
Thakshak = Thakshak( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story about an individual caught in the eternal moral conflict, a choice between personal relationship and social responsibiliy
Junoon by Shye Ben-Tzur( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1857 and India is in turmoil. Units of the East India Company are in revolt, leading to a popular uprising against British rule. Set against this turmoil is the story of Javed Khan who falls in love with an English woman
Kal yug = Kala yuga = Kalyug by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegorical adaptation from the Mahabharata. Film on the story of intense rivalry between two business families
Nishānt = Night's end( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, a wealthy Zamindar and his brothers dominate a village and treat the villagers as slaves. Two of the brothers abduct the wife of a village schoolmaster. Denied justice, he and the old priest lead an uprising among the villagers
Droh kaal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a police officer who is a part of an under cover police operation to infiltrate the dreaded Bhadra terrorist group and series of violent incidents
Drishti = vision( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a couple whose marriage is broken up by affairs and trying to figure out where the perceptions of honesty and morality tie into their relationship
Vijeta( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in Hindi and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centres on a father-son relationship. The father is haunted by traumatic childhood experiences. The son is alienated from his father. He joins the air force to train as a fighter pilot and eventually overcomes his identity crisis. The film culminates in scenes of combat in the 1966 war with Pakistan. Vijeta appears to be an example of a recent trend in the Hindi entertainment film away from the more extreme elements of pastiche and closer to the Hollywod model. For example it dispenses with the previously mandatory song and dance interludes
Dilip Chitre's Godam = The warehouse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film opens with a wedding procession followed by the ritual sacrifice of a sheep and invocation to God. A teenage bride, Yesu has been married to the mentally retarded son of a lecherous old man. On the night of the wedding, the father-in-law tries to rape Yesu and in the scuffle he is killed. A frightened Yesu runs away and hides in an abandoned warehouse
Bhisham Sahni( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation on the life and works of the Hindi author, Bhisham Sahni, b. 1915, including interviews with the writer and commentary by East Indian authors, critics and filmmakers. Includes clips from films based on his writings
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mahatma Gandhi whom, after years of struggle became a modern-day Messiah and whom, through passive resistance, won freedom for India and the end of British rule
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Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema
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Говинд Нихалани

गोविंद निहलानी

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ଗୋବିନ୍ଦ ନିହାଲାନୀ ଭାରତୀୟ ସିନେମା ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶକ

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English (15)

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