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Govind Nihalani | Gautam Chintamani | Cinemaazi Studio

03 Nov, 2020 | Cinemaazi Studio with Gautam Chintamani
It is not easy to veer away from the established narratives of cinema, and it is even harder to irrevocably alter the way we make and consume films altogether. Yet Govind Nihalani the brilliant cinematographer turned filmmaker achieved just that. Beginning as a cinematographer associated with Shyam Benegal's brilliant early films (Ankur, Nishant, Bhumika, Manthan, Charandas Chor, Anugraham, Junoon, Kalyug and Aarohan), he ventured into direction with the brilliant Aakrosh (1980). With his complex ethical dramas centred around angst, guilt and trauma, Nihalani's films like Vijeta (1982), Ardh Satya (1983), Party (1984), Tamas (1988), Drohkaal (1995), and Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1997) formed a bridge between parallel and commercial cinema. Join Gautam Chintamani at Cinemaazi Studio as he takes a trip through the oeuvre of this compelling master.
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