The Cinema of Govind Nihalani
Until now, Govind Nihalani has worked on 19 major projects. In this century, he worked on movies like Deham (2001), Dev (2004), Kamlu Happy Happy, and Ti ani Itar (2017). Kamlu Happy Happy is still under production and it is a 3D animated movie for the kids. We expect it to be released soon. Drohkaal, Aakrosh, and Ardh Satya had been the most successful films of his career.
Over the years, Govind Nihalani also won several national and Filmfare awards. He received his first award in 1979 and it was a National Film Award. He received this award for his work in Junoon and in the later years, he received 5 more National Film Awards for his work in Aakrosh (1980), Ardh Satya (1983), Drishti (1990), Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1997) and Tamas (1987). Apart from these National Film Awards, he received a total of 5 Filmfare awards. In 2002, he was also honored with Padma Shri.