Patang (film)

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Patang 1993.jpg
Directed byGoutam Ghose
Produced bySanjay Sahay
Durba Sahay
Screenplay byGoutam Ghose
Ain Rasheed Khan, Sanjay Sahay
Story bySanjay Sahay
StarringShabana Azmi
Shafiq Syed
Om Puri
Rabi Ghosh
Music byGoutam Ghose
CinematographyGoutam Ghose
Edited byMoloy Banerjee
G.N.S. Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 1993 (1993)
Running time
104 minutes

Patang (English: Kite) is a 1993 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Goutam Ghose, starring Shabana Azmi, Shafiq Syed, Om Puri and Rabi Ghosh. It is set in small railway station near Gaya and shows the lives of people in illegal slums near it.[1][2] The film was shot in Gaya and Manpur in Bihar.

At the 41st National Film Awards (for 1993), Patang won the award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.[3] At the Taormina Film Fest, Shabana Azmi won the Best Actress Award.[4]

Child actor Shafiq Syed, who played the lead role of Krishna (Chaipau) in Mira Nair's Academy Award-nominated film Salaam Bombay! (1988), acted in the film. This was the only other one he did.[5]



  1. ^ "Patang". Goutam Ghose website. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Patang". New York Times. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  3. ^ "41st National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India.
  4. ^ "Patang – Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  5. ^ K.M. Rakesh (1 May 2012). "Salaam Bombay tea boy to TV help". The Telegraph (Kolkata). Retrieved 15 June 2014.

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