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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film on life and works of Late B.V. Karanth, Theatre Personality.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A shorter version of the biographical film on India's revolutionary freedom fighter, Veer Savarkar spanning the period from his birth until India's independence.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Dr. U. R. Ananthamurthy, renowned Kannada writer and winner of the Jnanapeeth Award, is a thinker of international repute, also widely recognized for his social activism. The film foregrounds the vision of his fiction and his reflections on Gandhian thought, socialism and diverse cultural issues that are explicated by critics and thinkers who have been interacting with him for several decades.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film about Babasaheb Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution of India. Dr. Ambedkar dedicated his life to the cause of the downtrodden. Born of humble parents, Bhimrao the 14th child of an army subedar had his primary schooling in Dapoli in Konkan and at Satara in Maharashtra. Aided by scholarships, brilliant Bhimrao attended college in Bombay. Later he went to Columbia University in New York. He set...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film is on the life journey of flute Maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Seven decade in the life of the Maestro Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia the living legend and exponent of the Indian bamboo flute. This film is the story of a man's triumph against odds to achieve that one thing closest to him his passion, his perseverance to excel and his destiny to master his passion.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film depicts India's prolonged struggle for freedom. It recreates on the screen the history of foreign rule in India for nearly two hundred years. The story of Indian patriots, from the time of the Mutiny of 1857 (the First War of Independence) to the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi is pictorially recorded.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Biographical film depicts the life and works of world renowned Pahari Master Painter Nainsukh of 18th Century in Pahari area of Himalaya.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film about Babasaheb Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution of India. Dr. Ambedkar dedicated his life to the cause of the downtrodden. Born of humble parents, Bhimrao the 14th child of an army subedar had his primary schooling in Dapoli in Konkan and at Satara in Maharashtra. Aided by scholarships, brilliant Bhimrao attended college in Bombay. Later he went to Columbia University in New York. He set...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. On the occasion of India's completion of thirty five years of independence, this film takes stock of the country's progress in various fields including agriculture, rural development,industry and infrastructural development, space, etc.Excerpts of speeches by : Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, etc. are covered.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Made by M. F. Hussain who belongs to the progressive group of painters, this experimental film presents the painter's images of Rajasthan, through cinema.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The Film Depicts the art and life of the Table Maestro. Ustad Alla Rakha who has played a major role in popularizing and elevating the status of this instrument on a global level.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film showing at length the war of East Pakistan with West Pakistan which led to the formation of an independent state of Bangladesh.India had played a very crucial role in this war in supporting thenew state of Bangladesh. This film shows the impact of the war nine months.....
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. One of the early documentaries on Satyajit Ray. Here world-renowned Indian film-maker narrates the process of his film making.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film portrays the personality and family life of Ustad Amir Khan, the famous vocalist and his music.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film shows how the country was beset with the problems such as communal riots and violence prior to the proclamation of the Emergency and how things have changed for the better during Emergency.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The Film is on Subhash Chandra Bose, who founded the Indian National Army (INA) or the Azad Hind Fauz , of which he assumed personal command on 25th July, 1943 to fight the British imperialists. Its Supreme Command Headquarters was established at Rangoon.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. India celebrated its three decades of independence in 1977. It has been a great struggle of nation-building after centuries of slavery.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This Part 8 of the India's Struggle for Independence series covers the period from February 3, 1928 when the Simon Commission landed in Bombay till January 26, 1930, the day observed as Independence Day to achieve Poorna Swaraj or complete self-rule. On this day, the Indian National Congress appealed to people of India to take the following pledge: “We believe that it is the inalienable right of the Indian people as of any...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Part of the Freedom Struggle film series, this film culminates with the signing of the Constitution of India, which was the realization of a ninety-year long struggle for independence. This film traces the history of evolution and framing of the Constitution of India.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This short film is on the life and work of Ms. Damayanti Joshi, the renowned exponent of the Kathak dance form. The word Kathak is derived from kathakar or story-teller. Kathak is the art of storytelling. A story is interpreted through abhinaya - hand gestures, facial expressions and bodily movements. Originally performed in temples, this dance form was later performed in the royal courts. Formerly society girls were not...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Abhinaya is a differently abled South-Indian Actress who is both hearing and speech impaired.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This documentary highlight the life, works and achievement of Mrinal Sen.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film is based on speeches of and interviews with the late President of India, Servepalli Radhakrishnan, recorded between 1947 and 1966. In these speeches and interviews S. Radhakrishnan talks about his childhood, education, influences, philosophy, political career, public life, etc. The President's sojourn to the UK, the USA and the USSR are also included. Welcoming S. Radhakrishnan, the President of the USA, Mr. John...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Begum Hazrat Mahal was the first woman revolutionary of India's struggle for Independence.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “1. REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS: The two-day celebrations of the inauguration of the Indian Republic in Delhi culminated in a grand reception at the Moghul Gardens. Dr. Rajendra Prasad accompanied by Pandit Nehru walks into the garden and exchange greetings with the eminent guests including the President Soekarno of Indonesia. Functions in Bombay and Calcutta are also covered, participated by Governors and Chief Ministers....
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The massacre of Jallianwalla Bagh is a flash point of history and heritage of our nation. For the making of this film, material was collected from various sources in India and abroad. Filmic material was procured from newsreel organisations in Europe which were operating in India during the first half of the 20th Century and archival material from India Office Library, London, Nehru Museum and the National Archives. This...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. On 5th August 1965 Pakistan raiders crossed the ceasefire line in Kashmir where two of such men captured turned out to be captains of the Pakistan army raising doubts of their peaceful intentions with India. The film becomes testimony to this incident while the President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan delivers the message for Kashmir to be a symbol of secular democracy.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This is a journey through the inner and outer world of the legendary Indian photographer Raghu Rai. The film takes us through an intertwined passage of photographs, personal narratives and world views that combine in the process of the making of a Maestro and his life so far.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A Biographical film on Bollywood star Shami Kapoor.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This documentary focus on Khayyam's musical journey spanning seven decades and his contribution to not only Hindi film but serials and non-film Ghazals as well.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “1. A DEDICATED LIFE: January 23 - birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose. Exhibition of photographs shows his life-history (Talkie). 2. WINDOW ON INDIA: Bharat Darshan - an Indian Industrial Exhibition in Kathmandu – opens a 'window on India'. 3. EXPANDING COMMUNICATIONS: PandK Week held recently all over the country. Service at the Trunk Exchange is facilitated by the system of booking by tickets. 4. NEWS IN BRIEF:...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Formerly a part of Assam, the Naga Hills and Tuensang Division became a full-fledged state of Nagaland of the Indian union in 1963. In the first ten years of statehood, Nagaland has moved forward steadily to join the mainstream of national progress.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A profile on achievements of the legendary actress of Hindi cinema, Asha Parekh covering a span, two decades of outstanding per formation on Indian screens.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A tribute to the architect to our constitution Dr. Ambedkar.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This is a biographical film on poet Pradeep. Kavi Pradeep has been honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1998 for his contribution of (poetry) Patriotic songs in Hindi.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Biographical film is on veteran actor Uttam Kumar.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This is an abridged version the film “Ravi Shankar”. “Ravi Shankar” is a film portrait of the Sitar Maestro, depicting through a series of interviews and recitals his versatile personality as a well-known classical performer and a creative composer of Indian Music.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film traces the origins of Indian Animation and brings to light important landmarks of animation development as it evolved with time. From the pioneering work of Dada Saheb Phalke in creating stop motion of match sticks for his film “Agkadyanchi Mouj” to the present day high-tech computer animation, the film recognizes contribution of many other individuals and institutions like Films Division's which started the...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This Part 10 of the India's Struggle for Freedom series covers the period from May 1930 to December 1931. In 1930, the historic salt march led by Mahatma Gandhi had a great impact on the Indian political scene. In June 1930 the Simon Commission Report was published. The Round Table Conference opened in London on November 12, 1930. Gandhiji and Lord Irwin held talks between February 17 and March 5, 1931. The Round Table...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film is about Chandrashekhar Azad, India's freedom struggle martyr. Azad was born in a small Madhya Pradesh village of Bhavra in Jhabua dist. on July 23, 1906. Young Azad was terribly moved by the Britishers killing thousands of innocent Indians at Jhalianwala Baug in the Punjab. He whole heartedly plunged into the freedom struggle. He was arrested for his protests against the British rulers. A fearless...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The grandeur of the rock-cut carvings of the Kailash temple in the Ellora caves is highlighted in this film Situated 18 miles north west of Aurangabad, these caves still remain an architectural marvel even today.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A vetran cameraman of the black and white era. V. K. Murthy's collaboration with Guru Dutt resulted in many memorable films. He was a master of light and shadow and created many innovative techniques. in 2008 the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards was conferred on this Veteran Cinematographer who is the first Cameraman to receive the honour for his contribution to Indian cinema.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This is a biographical film on Bhimsen Joshi who is undoubtedltly the singer of this century. An exponent of the Kirana Gharana he is equally at ease with lighter varieties such as 'Bhajans' and stage shows.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Soon after India got its independence, it faced the great challenge of joining all scattered princely states into the Union of India. The princely states were of various shapes and sizes. They varied in size from the large states such as Hyderabad and Kashmir to the smallest one which was less than 1 sq. km. in area with annual revenue of Rs.450 only. This film provides an interesting account of how all the princely states...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A film drawing the history of India's freedom movement, right from 1857. People of India had to march on an arduous path which finally led to complete freedom in 1947. Winding through innumerable vicissitudes, it climaxed into the non-violent movement led by Mahatma Gandhi. It was on the midnight of August 14, 1947 India began her 'tryst with destiny'.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film is on Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan (Badshah Khan). He was also lovingly known as the Frontier Gandhi. This film highlights Badshah Khan's visit to India, when he came to receive the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Award for International Understanding. This Award was handed over to Badshah Khan by India's President, Mr. V. V. Giri in 1967. Mahatma Gandhi respected Badshah Khan for his firm belief in the non-violent...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “1. SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL: All England pays tribute to Sir Winston Churchill. Statesmen of the world and Queen Elizabeth of England attend the funeral service. 2. MARTYRS' DAY: January 30, 1965 - Martyrs' Day and the 17th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. At Rajghat, President pays homage to the Father of the Nation. A nation- wide two minute silence is observed. 3. LAJPATRAI CENTENARY: Prime Minister opens a memorial...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. On November 9, 1946 Mahatma Gandhi was campaigning in Noakhali to spread the message of tolerance and peace among people affected by religious riots. After independence Gandhiji was deeply pained to see Delhi enveloped in such riots. He went on fast on January 13, 1948. On January 30, 1948 as Gandhiji was going for his regular prayers, he was shot dead by Nathuram Godse. This film shows the time of the Mahatma's martyrdom.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A short tourism promotion film on the city of Bombay, the Gateway of India. The film introduces to the viewer the kind of facilities which Bombay offers such as its hotels, its shopping centres, its night life, beaches, etc., while describing at length the history of the Elephanta caves.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Bombay, January 9, 1915. After two decades of momentous stay in South Africa, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi returned home. As Nehru later commented, “His coming was like a beam of light that pierced the darkness.” This documentary narrates various events around Gandhiji's entry into the Indian political life. Gandhiji's first task was to lead the Champaran farmers' agitation against the British planters. Gandhi applied his...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film is covering the life of the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi called her Priyadarshini. Indira Gandhi was profoundly influenced by his father's writing as indicated in this film. She received the Bharat Ratna, India's highest honour.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A film about the great thumri singer Siddheshwari Devi, who was born on August 8, 1902, breaking all conventional modes of biographical or documentary film making, this film becomes a work of transgression. It transgresses both home and dream. Like a Sufi wanderer, it celebrates the life of exile. No space holds, no truth encompasses, no identity is the final.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film s visit to Burkina Faso.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film on CV Raman, India's great scientist. CV Raman was born at Tiruvanaikkaval, near Trichinapally in Tamil nadu on November 7, 1888. He had a brilliant academic career.He got the prestigious position of Assistant Accountant Generalat Calcutta when he was only 18. Later Raman joined theIndian Association for the Cultivation of Science. This Association was founded in 1876 by Mahendra Lal Sarkar for the...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film portrays the various aspects of the personality of the great Maestro, Ustad Allaudin Khan.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A documentary on the life and time of Nati Binodini ( 1862-1941 ) the pioneering Bengali stage actress and the first South Asian actress to write an autobiography; celebrating her 150th year, a film based on her autobiographies “Amar Katha ” ( My Story ) and “Amar Abhinetri Jibon ” ( My Life as an Actress ).
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. THE SPIRIT REMAINS: People all over the country pay their homage to the mortal remains of Jawaharlal Nehru at nation-wide immersion ceremonies. At Shadipur near Srinagar the ashes are immersed at the confluence of the Jhelum and the Sind Nullah by the Sadar-i-Riyasat, Mr. Karan Singh. In Uttar Pradesh, the ashes are immersed at various points. Large crowds recalling other days when Jawaharlal Nehru was present with them as...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “1. PRESIDENT'S GOOD WILL VISIT: Brioni, Yugoslavia. President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and Begum Abida Ahmed are welcomed by President and Madame Tito. Indian President receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Law from the University of Pristina. 2. A NEW DEAL: Gandhi Jayanti day marks a new beginning for the weaker section of society. Some 10,000 people from 78 villages in Hyderabad Dist. and slum dwellers from the twin...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The history of world cinema has been a long and glorious account of steady emergence to reach the dimensions and industry marked by the production of the first film by Lois and August Lumiere, screened in March 1896. I AM HUNDRED YEARS YOUNG, brings to us the Indian Cinema to all its variety and versatility, its glory and greatness, not forgetting the tinsel world.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Hans Akela is the search of a grandson into his grandfather life and works Bhuvanesh Komkali takes us back for a retrospective look into his grandfather Kumar Gandharvas probe of musical roots. He analysis what made Kumarjis singing the way it was and the reason for it being an inspiration and beacon to coming generations of musicians. He talks of Kumar Gandharva as not just a singing legend but as a musicologist too.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This biographic film is a tribute to a pioneering actress Smita Patil and through her work an attribute to the parallel cinema. Her realistic, dignified portrayals of Indian woman paralleled. The emerging women's movement in India, creating a space for women on screen, and role models for them off-screen.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Based on poems by Ali Sardar Jafri, this film portrays the poet's dreams about the new world that would be created by human hands, human labour; the world of happiness and new hopes.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This biographical film on danseuse Sonal Mansingh traces her growth as a dancer and provides glimpses of her human qualities. The film not just documents her two decades plus career, but also takes a peek into the character of a person who overcame personal obstacles to become one of India’s foremost dancers. The film depicts Sonal Mansingh as an example of hope for people to identify with across cultures and also...
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film highlighting the brave efforts of the members of Youth Emergency Organization to guard the Tezpur Town, Assam during the last three days of Chinese aggression of 1962.
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film records the late third Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi taking oath of her office and addressing the first ever UN Conference on Human Environment at Stockholm, where she said, “The rich countries may look upon development as a course of environmental destruction...But to us, development is one of the primary means of improving the environment of living, of providing food, water, sanitation and shelter, of...
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “Belgrade 1961, the first non-alignment summit conference, Yugoslav President Marshal Tito, India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, President Sukarno of Indonesia, President Nasser of Egypt and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana - lay the foundation for the future of the Non- Aligned Movement. The concept of Panchsheel found a clear expression in the non-alignment. Belgrade 1989, September 3. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi accompanied...
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, News/Reel
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “1. PANDIT NEHRU WITH PACIFISTS: Addressing the World Pacifists Conference AT MYSORE: Labour Minister, Mr. Jagjivanram made an appeal to produce moreVicious Enemy' is a two-reeler documentary dealing with the scourge of venereal diseases. Designed to educate the layman, this film conveys its moral through the story of a man who falls a helpless prey to the disease but rescues himself finally with the help of available...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film is probing the causes behind banning of communal organisations such as the RSS, Jamait-e-Islam and Anand Marg. “We are united and we will face all dangers within and without the country. It is my duty to see that nothing is done anywhere in any corner of the world which can cast any reflection on this character of the Indian people,” says the late Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “A DREAM FULFILLED: India's first atomic power plant at Tarapur goes into operation. The Rs. 600 mn, US aided project has a total generating capacity of 400 mw of electricity. 2. SHIPS FOR THE NAVY: ”“Poshak, the first Avcat tanker to be built in India, at Bombay's Mazagon dock Also at Calcutta, a colourful ceremony marks the launching of the Navy boat 'Amar' made by the Garden Reach Works. 3. NEWS IN BRIEF: (a) USSR...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical celluloid sketch of the thespian Prithviraj Kapoor, who was born on November 3, 1906 at Smundari near Peshawar now in Pakistan. As an unpaid extra in a film called “Challenge” Prithviraj took up the challenge of chalking out a screen career. When Hindi theatre was losing ground fast to the commercial cinema, Prithviraj plunged himself to revitalise the theatre. On January 15, 1944 Prithvi Theatre was...
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film on the life and performance of the Tabla player, Ustad Ahmad Jaan Thirakwa.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. It is life sketch of Mahatma Gandhi seen through the eyes of the cartoonist.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This is a documentary film on the life and work of Shri Soumitra Chatterjee, a great film, theatre and literary personality and the favourite actor of Satyajit Ray.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film is a biographical film on the life and contribution to films of well known director - Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film gives a brief account of the achievements of Kathak dancer,Birju Maharaj. It also brings out some interesting glimpses of Birju Maharaj's personal life.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Biography