Govind Nihalani — Fury Of A Fist And A Violent Movie Camera

The single shot scene moves on without any further mishap but already marks itself as one of the most poignant moments of Indian cinema. The movie was Ardh Satya, the 1983 cult classic, directed by ace cinematographer turned filmmaker Govind Nihalani. Ardh Satya was a milestone in many respects, predominant in them was the celebration of gritty textured cinema and raw characters, both in form and content. Ardh Satya stamped the cop subgenre of Indian cinema with an unseen intensity and authentic characterization and violated the good cop-bad cop dichotomy familiar to Bollywood enthusiasts till then.

Amrish Puri with Govind Nihalani(Middle) & Satyadev Dubey on the sets of Marathi film Shantata Court Chalu Ahe



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