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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A Biographical film on Bollywood star Shami Kapoor.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A tribute to the architect to our constitution Dr. Ambedkar.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Biographical film is on veteran actor Uttam Kumar.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A documentary on the making of musical instrument like sitar, tanpura, veena etc. using Gourd as the base.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film is set around an elderly musician and his fresh middle age student.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. There is a saying in Malayalam ‘Othupidichal Malayum Porum’. This translates as ‘team work can move mountains’. Anyone who has seen the Khalasis of Malabar region in action will feel the ring of truth in this saying. Watching the Khalasis at work is an amazing experience. The heavy objects they handle could be a ship to be launched or a huge girder weighing tonnes. The dexterity of the Khalasis ensures that the work...
Topics: Sports, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Like Jheluml, Raj Begum is unstoppable. Along taboos and tribulations this rebel obstinate ushered in a new freedom for women in Jammu and Kashmir. Raj Begum thawed the long frozen cultural heritage of Kashmir. She is a phenomenon in kashmir valley and has been singing over 5 decades. she reigned supreme from the era when broadcasting was only live. Her first teacher and guide was a pioneer, Qadir Langoo. Raj Begum sang...
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film is on personality who dealing community work in hilly areas.
Topics: Environment (Human interest), GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film is on historical progression and aesthetics of sculptural tradition of ancient Assam.
Topics: Ethnography, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film is based on an eminent architectural practitioner Mrs. Didi Contractor. She studies vernacular traditions, and is still involved in designing practical adaptations for contemporary sustainability, training young artisans and reviving local skills. Her projects include building over 16 homes, a community clinic a center for compassionate living, a craft market, a residential resort and the Sambhavana institute for...
Topics: Environment, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The legendry wrestling coach Guru Hanuman's Akhada is the success story of Indian wrestling.
Topics: Sports, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Deep down the Bay of Bengal on an ancient trade route to the Far East, in the Nicobar archipelago lived the Nicobarese. The islands once upon a time were much frequented by passing traders for sojourns. The Nicobarese used to barter coconuts with them for fancies like an old hat or a coat, silk handkerchiefs, sometimes even empty alcohol bottles. In 1956, after being annexed to the Indian state, the Islands came to be...
Topics: Environment, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The short movie portrays the well known Kerala based playback and classical singer “Vaikom Vijayalakshmi”. She is totally blind by birth. Interviews with Vijayalakshmi, father and mother reveals her potential to know several Ragas and film songs. The movie shows Vijayalakshmi's achievement during her 30 years of career.
Topics: Sugamya Bharat, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The archaeological monument of Orchha and Bundelkhand treasures some of the most artistic, beautiful palaces and majestic temples, which are the core of discussion amongst people till today.
Topics: Archaeology, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Biographical documentary film based on life history of Guru Babu, classical Manipuri dancer.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Sand Says Something is a short film on Padmashree Sudarsan Pattnaik. Who known as an International Sand Artist. Through his art form he give message and awareness to the society.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The Film is a tribute to the 'Iron Man of India'for his contribution in uniting India as one Nation.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film depicts the incredible historic journey of the Indo-European tribes who under duress begun their long track from the steppes of Central Asia located along the Dnieper, Don and Volga rivers. The film also explores the impact of modernization on Aryan tribes and how these people are surviving in rapidly evolving modern societies.
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This documentary tells the story of a remote village in Purulia in eastern part of India. Crammed into a mini truck, a “Chhau Dancer’s “troupe (39 members), with large musical drums and delicate masks. Were travelling back to their village after a late night performance in nearby industrial town. The vehicle was speeding recklessly along the highway. It lost control killing 7 members of the troupe instantly gravely...
Topics: Ethnography, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Kiran undertakes a journey to discover the hidden talent in the common people. There is no shortage of talent in our country only there is a need to find it and encourage it.
Topics: Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. With an aim to preserve the Vultures, captive breeding is propagated as a viable option. These big birds are now in grave danger of disappearing from the sky.
Topics: Wild Life Conservation, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film is on Satriya Culture founded by Mahapurush Srimanta Sarkaradeva.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This documentary is an introspective journey in time with Joy Goswami, a leading Bengali Poet, through his writings, his memories and dreams. It explores the creative angst of a sexagenarian poet, settled in an urban milieu and in somewhat disconcerting time that provokes an existential dilemma in his self. Writing for more than four decades, poetry for Joy Goswami has always been a device for negotiating with his ‘self’...
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film is on the new emerging culture of boying amongst the new youth today, especially the underprivileged sections. While the documentary covers various elements within the hip-hop culture it largely tells stories of a few boys and explores their world of this very acrobatic style of dance. It also has a central character and all other stories and exploration into this new culture emanates from his story.
Topics: Contemporary, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A Muslim Kashmiri woman Zooni Gur, who came out on the path of freedom struggle and sacrificed her everything to fight the Pakistani Raiders. After achieving the goal she went into oblivion without seeking any rewards.
Topics: Investigative (Unknown Heroes), GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Kumbh Mela - A sea of pilgrims and saints congregate at Nasik every 12 years for salvation.
Topics: Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “The film portrays the story of an old lady who sold her goats to construct toilet for her family.”
Topics: Swachh Bharat, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Pongal is the festival celebration of harvesting in Tamilnadu.
Topics: Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The Film depicts that Ms.Shalini Saraswati, a woman who lost all her limbs to a dangerous viral infection Rickettsia. Inspite of that, Mr. Shalini did not lose hope and bettered her life by concentrating on her home, career and finally in the sports of running. She has participated in the 10 K, TCS marathon and now has set a goal of participating in 2020 Olympics.
Topics: Sugamya Bharat, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. what is left of their homes, to perform rituals, have picnics and remember their dead. Gurucharan Kurdikar has vivid memories of his childhood in Kurdi but now lives in a city far away. Venisha fernandes was born after the submergence, but has grown up listening to stories of a lost paradise. Both return to search for where they belong in places imagined and places real. As Gurucharan and Venisha converse with a whole array...
Topics: Environment, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film depicts the different minds from varied strata express themselves through painting.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film delves into the discourse of the corresponding conditions that gave inroad and impetus to the formation of the unique conservation, rehabilitation and employment by the farmer militants of the Bodo ethnic tribe through building an ecotourism initiative in the Manas National Park a World Heritage Site of Assam. Film is on tourism, rehabilitation and employment in North East India.
Topics: Environment (Human interest), GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film is about how the citizens are responsible for the garbage that accumulates around the garbage container kept on road. The outside garbage is thrown outside the garbage container. Proper use of garbage container can make our India clean.
Topics: Swachh Bharat, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Pushkar Poornima an anthropological documentary explores the sacred desert lake city. The film is a contemporary look at an age old phenomenon. It brings out how Pushkar is much more than just other cattle fair.
Topics: Anthropology, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Children and teenagers express the relevance of Gandhiji's philosophy in todays context.
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary