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Patekar, Nana 1951-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 206 publications in 3 languages and 2,815 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nana Patekar
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in Hindi and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a sympathetic study of poverty on the streets of Bombay from the point of view of an 11 year old boy who becomes implicated in Bombay's drug trade and prostitution. In the light of the film's success in Western art cinemas a recent critique has raised questions about Salaam Bombay's implied eurocentrism which presents third world urban poverty as 'other' so feeding western misconceptions. Paradoxically this arises from the failure of the filmmakers to address the nuances of cultural superficiality and hence the complex social and political conditions. Bombay is by implication presented as interchangeable with any Third world city thus setting up a rigid opposition between Third World poverty and the First World when in reality there is an interdependent network of exploitation involving the drug trade, the commodification of women and the First World's own urban crisis
The pool ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Hindi and English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Venkatesh, a "room boy" working at a hotel in Panjim, Goa, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool hidden behind a wall. In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his services to the wealthy owner of the home. Not content to simply dream about a different life, Venkatesh is inquisitive about the home's inhabitants-indeed about the world around him and his curiosity changes the shape of his future
Raajneeti ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in Hindi and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raajneeti is the story of one man's struggle to keep away from his family's business: politics. But having been sucked in, he must fight to master the game and unwillingly descend into the moral hell that is Indian democracy. The rivalry of two sets of cousins escalates into an all-out war and draws the protagonist into the dark side of dealing with his enemies, thus completing his own journey into corruption
Welcome ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Uday Shetty, Majnu and their boss, Sikander, three Hong Kong-based serio-comic mobsters, are keen to get their sister Sanjana married into a respectable family. Uday, upon a chance meeting with a handsome bachelor, Rajiv, is convinced that the latter would be an appropriate match for Sanjana. However, Rajiv's uncle, Dr. Ghunghroo does not approve of his nephew's assocation with a dubious family"--Container
Bluffmaster! by Rohan Sippy( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conman falls in love with a woman, who is honest, sincere and rooted, but her love for him is shattered when she finds out that he is someone other than he portrays
Shakthi the power ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Hindi and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circumstances take Canadian Nri Nandini to India where she is shocked at the brutality and violence of her husband's father. After her husband is killed, Nandini finds herself in a desperate struggle to leave the country with her father-in-law hot on her trail to get her son and his heir
Bhoot ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Hindi and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite being told that the previous tenant jumped to her death, stock analyst Vishal takes a 12th-floor apartment in a Mumbai city-center block. His wife Swati starts to feel she's not alone, but goes about everyday chores. Then she begins sleepwalking. Vishal consults psychiatrist Dr. Rajan, while the couple's maid--who believes Swati is possessed--calls in Sarita, an exorcist. Meanwhile, other seemingly unrelated events take place around the building: the watchman is terrorized, one of the residents behaves erratically, and a murder occurs. Inspector Qureshi is sent to investigate. All the while, neither the psychiatrist nor the exorcist make much progress with Swati
Tum milo toh sahi ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Hindi and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in modern-day Mumbai, with all the demands and pressures of city life, the film weaves together the lives of three couples who connect with each other through a series of touching and hilarious moments, sometimes just over a simple cup of coffee"--Container insert
Paathshaala Get educated ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Hindi and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paathshaala challenges the increasing immoralities and unethical practices in the Indian education system. It analyses intricately the relationship between students, teachers, and the education system with sensitivity, sensibility and reflects the true spirit of an education system"--on container
Parinda by Vidhu Vinod Chopra( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical story about two brothers whose relationship is strained by underworld violence
Shagird ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Delhi Police Crime Branch Officer Hanumant Singh, a respected yet feared officer whose tactics and ethics are questionable, mentors Mohit, a new junior officer on his team. Their ideologies cross paths when notorious gangster Bunty Bhaiya enters the fray. Together, Hanumant Singh and Bunty Bhaiya work for power hungry politician Rajmani Singh, who rules the state using unfair means and will not let anything or anyone get in his way
The attacks of 26/11 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Hindi and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A true account of the horrific chain of events that scarred Mumbai city forever on the fateful date of 11/26/2008 - savaged by ten deadly terrorists
Khamoshi the musical ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Annie, whose parents are deaf. As a child Annie learns music from her grandmother, who teaches her piano and singing. After a tragedy in her family, Annie's father sells the piano. When she later meets a singer, who brings music back into her life, she is torn between loyalty and desire
Apaharan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apaharan, is the story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father and son, set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the heartland of Bihar
Hattrick ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The World Cup cricket tournament is a backdrop to the lives of five crazy protagonists
Taxi no. 9211 nau do gyarah ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raghav, a caustic taxi driver and Jai, the decadent scion of a wealthy family meet when Jai steps into Raghav's cab on his way to court. This begins a journey during which things go unexpectedly and spectacularly wrong, as their lives turn upside down in 24 hours. A comic thriller about "Two attitudes, two egos, and two distinctive brands of humor" -- container insert
Taxi no. 9 2 11 Taxi no. nau do gyarah ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raghav, a caustic taxi driver and Jai, the decadent scion of a wealthy family meet when Jai steps into Raghav's cab on his way to court. This begins a journey during which things go unexpectedly and spectacularly wrong, as their lives turn upside down in 24 hours. A comic thriller about "two attitudes, two egos, and two distinctive brands of humor."
Ab tak chhappan ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A crime film about a cop who has killed 56 people ... so far, and of the circumstances that can turn a man into a killing machine
Gaman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Hindi and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is the story of a young man Ghulam Hasan, who has little education, less land and no opportunity in his own village. He migrates to Bombay, leaving behind his old mother and young wife, Khairun. In the city, Ghulam finds refuge with his friend, Lallu Lal Tewari, who is a taxi-driver
Yatra ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this art film, a writer draws inspiration for an award winning novel from a courtesan
 
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Alternative Names
Nana Patekar 1951-
Pāṭekara, Nānā
Vishwanath Patekar
पाटेकर, नाना 1951-...
Languages
Hindi (75)
English (2)
German (1)