WorldCat Identities

Kaul, Mani 1944-2011

Overview
Works: 29 works in 43 publications in 6 languages and 283 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  Filmed performances  Documentary films  Erotic films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Director, Performer, Author of screenplay, Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mani Kaul
The gaze by Mani Kaul( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in Hindi and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on 'The Meek One', a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a 40-year-old antique shop owner and money lender recounts his first meetings with his 17-year-old wife, when she pawned her items at his shop. As the film progresses, their marriage is revealed to be an unhappy one with his wife growing increasingly distant and contemptuous of him. Their relationship gets more complicated with each quarrel and consequent reconciliation, even driving his wife to point a gun to his head. Sadly, it is ultimately she herself who gets destroyed. A languidly-paced drama that is a departure from the average Indian narrative film, told largely through the internal monologue of the husband. Festivals: Festival des 3 Continent Nantes, France; Fribourg Film Festival; Hongkong International Film Festival; Lisbon Film Festival; Rotterdam Film Festival; London Film Festival; Locarno Film Festival; Seattle Film Festival; Birmingham Film Festival
Anhey ghorhey da daan = Annhe ghoṛe dā dāna by Guradiāla Siṅgha( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Panjabi and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a foggy winter morning, a Dalit family in a village in Punjab wakes up to the news of the demolition of a house of one of their community members on the outskirts of the village. Father, a silent sympathiser, joins his community in demand for justice for the affected family. The same day, his son Melu, a cycle-rickshaw puller in the city, is participating in a strike by his union. Injured and alienated, Melu spends the day quietly resting and later joins his friends as they tease him over his state of affairs. Hesitantly, he drinks with them in the night as they debate the meaning of their existence. Cycling through the city streets, Melu feels lost and wonders where to go and what to do. Back in the village, his mother feels humiliated at the treatment meted out by the landlords in whose fields she works. Gunshots are heard in the night and the village is tense. It's the night of the lunar eclipse. A man wanders asking for the traditional alms while Father decides to visit the city with a friend, even as his daughter Dayalo walks through the village streets in the night
Uski roti( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman waits for her bus driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Her concern for their dying relationship and her sister grows fast as she starts to doubt his loyalty
Mani Kaul's Cinemas of India( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uski roti: A woman waits for her bus driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Her concern for their dying relationship and her sister grows fast as she starts to doubt his loyalty
Duvidha = Indecision( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in Hindi and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parsimonious Bhanwarlal is a businessman lives in Navalgarh, Rajasthan, along with his wife; his sons Sunderlal and Kishanlal; Sunderlal is married to Gajrobai and has a son. Kishanlal has come of age and is married to Lachchi. But on the very next day of the marriage, he must leave for Jamnagar to attend to business, and can only return after five years. A tearful Lachchi bids him goodbye, but to her pleasant surprise he returns within a few days, and informs his dad that he had met a holy sage who had instructed him to return as he will find five gold coins every morning. Then Lachchi gets pregnant and on the day of the child's birth the family finds out to their horror that there is an impostor who is claiming to be Kishanlal, and the husband of Lachchi. The family and the town are unable to decide who is real and who the impostor, as both look like twins, so they decide to approach the king and do his bidding
Nazar( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Hindi and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on F. Dostoevsky's "The Meek One", this is the saga of a Bombay-based antique dealer-cum-money lender, who at the age of 40, marries a woman who is 17, and brings her home to his spacious flat in a multi-storied building with a magnificent view, where he lives with his Bua. Their marriage is not a happy one, even though he hopes it will get better. But the bride, who had lived her live in an orphanage, is immersed in her own thoughts, and at one point even held a revolver against her husband's head while he was sleeping. Shortly thereafter, he confronts her that he was aware of this incident, and that the revolver did contain one bullet. Watch what impact this has on their lives
Aashad ka ek din( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary film based on a play in three acts, Ashad Ka Ek Din portrays the love of Mallika and Kalidasa, the renowned Sanskrit poet and dramatist. Vilom, a friend to both and interested in Mallika, is a passive onlooker for the first two acts. Kalidasa leaves his verdant mountain valley home for the splendour of far off Ujjain where he wins fame. The action of the film is rooted in the village to which Kalidasa returns years later and finds Mallika married to Vilom and the mother of his child. Mallika sacrificed her love so that the poet could pursue his muse
Uski roti ; Duvidha ; Nazar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uski roti: A woman waits for her bus driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Her concern for their dying relationship and her sister grows fast as she starts to doubt his loyalty ; Duvidha: Relates a popular folktale from Rajasthan about merchant's son whose relationship with his young bride is thwarted by his work and a ghost who falls in love with her, resulting in the ghost soon impersonating the husband ; Nazar: After his wife's death, the husband recalls their first meeting and marriage
Mani Kaul : time ... space ... and the master( Visual )

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

Documentaries on Siddheswari Devi, 1907-1977, Hindustani classical vocalist; Dhrupad by Ustad Fariuddin Dagar and Ustad Mohinuddin Dagar; and seven small on different topics
Uski roti by Mani Kaul( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in Hindi and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman waits for her truck driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Her concern for their dying relationship and her sister grows fast as she starts to doubt his loyalty
Das Hemd des Dieners( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erotic tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the most prolific and successful female producer in Germany, EROTIC TALES is a series of short films, each a half hour in length. Shot in 35mm, each story is conceived and filmed by a different director of international origin. EROTIC TALES are short stories of fantasy, sometimes spiced with humorous touches, occasionally poetic or exotic
Dhrupad = Drupadh( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History and development of the Drupadh style in Hindustani music, focusing primarily on the Dagar family, exponents of Drupadh for several generations
Erotic tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Naukar ki kameez Das Hemd des Dieners( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rijksakademie een aaps regenjas by Mani Kaul( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Die Himmelspforte Arte Themenabend Erotic Tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Erotic tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection of three erotic tales. Vroom vroom vroom employs some slick morphing voodoo to tell the tale of a horny young man who gets a wish granted by a witch. Touch me weaves the intimate tale of two women friends who get closer one evening in a country house outside Melbourne. Cloud door pushes the boundaries of India's strict censorship laws with this weaving of three ancient erotic stories concerning a prince and a cloistered princess
Siddheśvarī = Siddeshwari( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentary-style film based on the life of famous thumri-singer from Benares, Siddheshwari Devi
Die schönste Sache der Welt - Die Himmelspforte( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kaul, Rabindranath 1944-2011

Kaula, Maṇi 1944-2011

Mani Kaul 1944-2011

Mani Kaul Indiaas filmregisseur (1944-2011)

Mani Kaul Indian Kashmiri Pandit film director of Hindi films

Mani Kaul indischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Hochschullehrer

मणि कौल

মণি কউল

ਮਨੀ ਕੌਲ

மணி கவுல்

മണി കൗൾ

Languages
Hindi (19)

English (10)

German (4)

Dutch (2)

Tamil (1)

Panjabi (1)