Vishwas Patil is an Indian author, director, and historian. He was born on November 28 in the year 1959. His place of birth was Nerle within the Kolhapur district in Maharashtra. His star sign is Sagittarius. He is one of the highest rated Marathi writers and is held in high regard for his work and his views. He has completed his Masters in English Literature and even holds a degree in Law. He left his job as a Civil servant to pursue a career in art, direction, and writing. He uses his experience as a civil service officer to weave beautiful stories. One of which is “A dirge for the damned.” Vishwas became a strong proponent of fair compensation of those who had to be rehabilitated due to construction of dams.
The sad plight of the villagers compelled him to narrate their story and give them a voice. It was the harrowing conditions and the petty reimbursement that the resettled people received that moved him the most. Another one of his critically acclaimed work is Not Gone With The Wind, which was a creative piece of literature crafted with confidence to capture art. He managed to blend Bollywood with Hollywood and journeyed through the history of art from Italian, British, and French times. The book struck a perfect balance between the art of paintings and art of writing, and it explored the works of literary greats like Shakespeare and Dostoevsky.
He even appealed to the world of cinema in the book by invoking the greats like
. Amongst all the other books, his highly rated books continue to be Sambhaji and Panipat, both being a historical narration of their respective periods. Vishwas won the Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 1992 for his work, Zadazadati, which is the original work in Marathi of The Dirge of the Dammed. He even managed to win a Gadkari award on the biographical novel based on the life of the extremist leader, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the book title being Mahanayak. Vishwas started off his directing career with the Hindi film Rajjo.
The writers of the film were his dear friend
and he himself. It starred the noted actress,
as well. The film was an intense work of art. As per sources, Kangana went to all lengths to prepare for the role, and a massive budget was set out just to give the feel of an authentic ambience of Mumbai’s red-light area district to get recreated in Kamathipura. This movie debuted the actor ParasArora. Unfortunately, this film flopped at the box office.