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Azmi, Shabana 1950-

Works: 161 works in 553 publications in 9 languages and 6,616 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  History  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Costume designer, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shabana Azmi
Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

64 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and [falls] into the supple embrace of Radha."--Container
The reluctant fundamentalist by Kiefer Sutherland( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American academic in Pakistan is kidnapped by anti-American radicals, the CIA thinks popular young Pakistani professor Changez is involved. But as Changez tells his story about his life in the US to an American foreign correspondent, the truth becomes harder to pin down
Shatranj ke khilari = Chess players by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kingdom of Oudh has a gently decadent Nawab (king), who is busy being a poet, composer, singer, dancer, and choreographer, but not a ruler. Mirza and Mir are old friends, living in the capital city off ancestral wealth and taxes on their lands. As the king is obsessed with his artistic endeavors, the friends are obsessed with shatranj (chess). In 1856, the East India Company sends General Outram, the British Resident of Lucknow, to take over the kingdom, under the charge of misrule. The king dithers, the friends play chess. British troops march into the city; the king surrenders without a fight, and the friends remove to a distant village so they can play in peace
Midnight's children( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai, the illegitimate son of a poor woman, and Shiva, the offspring of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India's whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters
Om shanti om by Gauri Khan( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Hindi and English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic saga of a boy next door, Om Prakesh Makhija, who works as a junior artiste in Bollywood in the 70's. He is madly in love with the superstar of that time, Shantipriya. His dreams and aspirations to become a superstar and be with his lady love are thwarted as he witnesses the brutal murder of his beloved Shantipriya by a mercenary producer. Om Prakash dies trying to save his Shanti. But destiny has something else in store when 'Om Prakash' the junior artiste returns as 'Om Kapoor' the superstar of 2007!! His journey of rediscovering himself, his past life and avenging the death of his beloved is the story of 'Om Shanti Om!'
Amar, Akbar, Anthony = Amara, Akabara Enthonī by Manmohan Desai( Visual )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavish action-filled account of the separation, separate lives, and eventual reunion of three brothers: one raised by a Hindu policeman, one raised by a Muslim tailor, and one raised by a Catholic priest
In custody( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Hindi and Multiple languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nur is considered the greatest living Urdu poet and Deven hopes to rekindle interest in the language by recording Nur reciting his magical verse. But multiple problems block Deven's path, the greatest being Nur's two shrewish wives, his love of drink, and the vastly bloated poet himself. Deven's monstrous task quickly turns into a cultural odyssey that follows a humorous path to an unexpected conclusion
Neerja( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in Hindi and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization
Madame Sousatzka by John Schlesinger( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a run-down London boarding house, an eccentric and endearing piano instructor teaches gifted students both how to play and how to live. She also has lessons to learn herself
Hari-bhari by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film revolves around the story of five women, belonging to different generations, each looking for emancipation and the right to run their lives their own way. The film's main theme is the issue of women's 'fertility rights' empowerment
Ankur = Ankur = (the seedling) by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values clash as loyalties are tried and tested in a rural Indian setting. Class conflict of the idle-rich landowning class against toiling peasants is dramatized in a brief extra-marital liaison between an attractive village laborer and her young employer
Pestonjee by Vijaya Mehta( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phirojshah (Naseeruddin Shah) and Pestonjee (Anupam Kher) are two close friends. They attempt to do everything together, and they hope that they will marry the same day as well. Unfortunately, both go to see the same young lady, Jeroo (Shabana Azmi), and Pestonjee ends up getting married to Jeroo. Phirojshah has been stricken by Jeroo's beauty and decides not to marry, and takes a transfer away from the couple. During the years, he keeps in touch with the couple by mail. While on a visit to the couple, he finds out that Pestonjee has a mistress, and Jeroo does not know of this. How will this effect Phirojshah's friendship with Pestonjee? Does Phirojshah stand a chance with Jeroo?
Sati( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in Bengali and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Brahmin girl (Shabana Azmi) in this story has a disastrous horoscope. In an Indian village in 1828, this can be a real handicap. The fact that she is mute only compounds her difficulties. Her horoscope predicts that she will become a widow at an early age. If this turns out as predicted, in addition to being bad luck for her prospective husbands, it is bad luck for her, as she will, according to the customs of the time, have to commit suttee, sati. That means she will have to be burned alive on her husband's funeral pyre. To avoid this fate, her family has hit upon the appealing strategem of having her marry a banyan tree
Death of a doctor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Hindi and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Dipankar spends his days treating patients at a government hospital, and his nights working on a leprosy vaccine in his home laboratory. Straining both his health and his relationship with his wife, he finally brings his work to fruition. However, his achievements are immediately mired in controversy as his professional peers question the methods of his experiments and subsequent findings. The Department of Health, angry with Dr. Dipankar for having released the news to the press without their approval, too refuses to recognize his research and goes further to transfer him to a village clinic. And when the John Anderson Foundation in Britain invites Dr. Dipankar to submit his papers to them, the Director of Health makes sure that the letter gets lost in a pile of paperwork. Strapped of time, Dr. Dipankar is unable to finish documenting his research and before he is able to do so, news breaks that two American scientists have already found a vaccine for leprosy. This film is based on the life and suicide of Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay, the first Indian doctor to create a test tube baby. Awards/Festivals: Second Best Feature Film, Best Director & Special Jury Award for Best Actor, National Film Awards, India; Best Film & Best Director, Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards; Best Screenplay, Film Fare Awards; Red Cross Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
Umrao Jaan = Umarāva Jāna = Umrāʼo Jān Adā by J. P Dutta( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Hindi and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the life of a courtesan in 19th century Lucknow. When Umrao Jaan decides not to dance for people any longer, she finds it difficult to escape from the world she lives in
15 Park Avenue( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family drama about a daughter who suffers from schizophrenia and grows worse after a traumatic attack. Meethi believes she is married to the fiance who deserted her, has five children and lives at 15 Park Avenue, when in fact she lives at home with her mother and older sister
City of dreams( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in Hindi and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rajkaran is a taxi driver in Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia. Fuelled by Bollywood tales of underdogs beating the powers that be, Rajkaran dreams of becoming a factory owner and climbing out of the depths of poverty. Optimistic of his plans to co-invest in a factory with a few fellow slum-dwellers, he calls for his mother to join him in Dharavi. But when things go awry, Rajkaran watches as his dreams and family fall apart
Honeymoon travels PVT. LTD. by Reema Kagti( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in Hindi and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six newly married couples, on a package honeymoon to Goa, discover marriage is full of surprises
Arth( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inder Malhotra, a fashionable film-maker, is married to Pooja when he starts an affair with film star, Kavita. Pooja leaves him and experiences the social insecurities of a single working woman. Her dilemmas are highlighted by the parallel story of her cleaning lady who, abandoned by her husband, kills him and is arrested. Kavita, who suffers from guilt, eventually succumbs to schizophrenia and leaves Inder
The Bengali night( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan is a British engineer who becomes entangled in a forbidden romance with his Indian employer's eldest daughter, Indira. As their passion ignites, the East-meets-West clash of cultures leads to surprising and tragic consequences
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