Patang (English: The Kite) is a 1993 Indian Hindi 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. 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. At the Taormina Film Fest, Shabana Azmi won the Best Actress Award.
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.
Shabana Azmi as Jitni
Shafiq Syed as Somra
Om Puri as Mathura
Shatrughan Sinha as Rabbani
Durba Sahay as Collector's Wife