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Aug 19, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 19, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 19, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 18, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film depicts the life and art of India's most colourful artist shri Jatin Das, who has been painting for the past almost five decades.
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Aug 18, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A daughter's journey from denial to indifference, from apathy to empathy, from hate to love, as she discovers a father who was a genius, a sensitive and compulsive filmmaker who sacrificed his personal life to pains takingly convey social and political truths on celluloid.
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Aug 18, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film on India's greatest musical artist V. Doreswamy Iyengar.
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Aug 18, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 18, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This is a film on Komala Varadan - a multi faceted artiste. She is the Bharatanatyam dancer, short story writer, painter and photographer. In all these fields she has achieved a high order of proficiency and well deserved recognition.
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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. An autobiographical about Gangubai Hangal, one of the doyens of Indian classical music, Gangubai was in her seventies when this film was made. Gangubai was born in Dharwar in 1913. Her mother Ambabai was a Carnatic music (Karnataka Sangeet) vocalist. But she liked the Hindustani style very much. Ambabai moved from Dharwar to Hubli, where a family friend persuaded the Kirana gharana maestro, Sawai Gandharva to accept Gangubai...
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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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.
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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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...
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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film is on Satyajit Ray, one of India's most significant film makers, who also attained international acclaim through his cinematographic creations.
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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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.
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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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.
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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Writer, story-teller, dramatist, music-composer and above all a humanist Salil Chowdhury lives forever through his works.
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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “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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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical on the well known Kuchipudi dancer-couple Raja and Radha Reddy from Andhra Pradesh, In this film they talk about their art, their trials and tribulations, their agonies and ecstasies’ and their hopes and aspirations. Raja and Radha Reddy have provided a new dimension to the traditional Kuchipudi dance.
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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 17, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film is on Purushottam Das Tandon, a fighter for India's freedom and for the cause of peasants. Tandon was inspired by the nationalists such as Gokhale and Tilak. His immediate guru was Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. Tandon gave up his legal practice and plunged into the freedom movement. As an educationist, Tandon worked hard to spread adult education. He also fought for making Hindi a national language. He was...
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Aug 16, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Khatkar Kalan, a village in the Punjab where Shahid Bhagat Singh was born. His mother Vidyavati whom every Indian honoured, lived here. The state of Punjab bestowed on her the affectionate title of Punjab Mata (Mother of Punjab). The film shows her last moments and her funeral procession from Delhi to Hussainiwala, where she was cremated.
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Aug 16, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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...
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Aug 16, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This is a biographical documentary on the life of a women, Phulbasan, who has proved, beyond doubt that if a woman has the will, she can inspire of economic constraints, utter poverty, with no educational background social restrictions and opposition from every strata of society can not only achieve incredible heights but can also become the uptime of strength and inspiration for Lacs of women around her. Phulbasan is one...
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Aug 16, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Pankaj Mullick was a great popular music composer and singer of Bengal. In this film he talks about his musical journey. In 1925, Rabindranath Tagore heard of young man, who it was said sang one of his poems most beautifully. This led to a meeting at which Pankaj Mullick sang for Tagore.Mullick was one of the pioneers of music broadcasting in India.He held a music teaching programme on radio every Sunday for 45 years untill...
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Aug 16, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 16, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film on the recluive painter of eloquent silence - Ganesh Pyne.
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Aug 16, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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...
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Aug 16, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Former President of India, Giani Zail singh passed away on 25.12.94 at Chandigarh. This film is a tribute to the departed leader.
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Aug 15, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This News Magazine is reportage of Prime Minister Shri. P. V. Narasimha Rao's official visit to Britain from 13-16th March, 1994.
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Aug 15, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 15, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 15, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 15, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 15, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 15, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film on Jai Prakash Narayan who was the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash was the first leader who launched successfully a mass movement in Bihar against corruption in public life. His successful fight against emergency has brought into power the first non-congress government in 1977. He was one great personally who brought political parties of various hues under one umbrella for cleansing the establishment and strengthen...
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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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’...
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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A film on the synthesis of images. The symbolic image of Mahatma Gandhi, the metamorphosis of life as in bull's image, the love of Gods in Madurai and the closing of identity in an active situation has been executed textually and environmentally in terms of cinema with the principal intention of alienating both the image and the action to make a protest against violence,
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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical documentary film on creative classical dance exponent Kanak Rele.
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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. I left the highway of politics to step into the sideline of constructive work. Fieldwork with the artisans, the artists, those who create and produce that mankind may live and grow, no ton bread alone, but on things of beauty which uplift and raise us above the petty things of everyday life,“said Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay. Born on April 3, 1903 in Mangalore, Kamala came in contact with the poet-actor Harindranath in Madras....
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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film on art and life of well-known Kathakali Artist - Kalamandalam Gopi.
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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film focuses on Shri Adoor Gopalkrishnan's film making style and idioms. This is achieved through the interviews and the clippings of his films. The film also brings into focuses the relationship between the folk arts of Kerala and films made by Adoor Gopalkrishnan.
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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 14, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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...
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Aug 13, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 13, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Guru Chengannur Raman Pillai, the greatest living exponent of Kathakali was born in Chengannur, a village in Kerala in 1884. He received his early training under Thakazi Kesava Panikkar and Ambalapouza Kunju Krishna Panikkar. Chengannur's figure and face were such that all his roles were endowed with striking beauty. Guru Chengannur has trained generations of great Kathakali artistes in his lifetime. He received the most...
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Aug 13, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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.
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Aug 13, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film on Girija Devi an eminent classical singer.
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Aug 13, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 10, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film is on Nida Fazli, Urdu Poet. We travel with him as he interprets for us the world that we have lost even as we rediscover our India through his poetic imagery.
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Aug 10, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A documentary film is on life of preaching of the great social reformer Jagajyoti Basaveshwar. He fought against casteism and set a social atmosphere in the universe.
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Aug 10, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film gives intimate details of the life and mission of the great scholar-saint of our times, Acharya Vinoba Bhave. The Bhoodan Yagna movement was initiated and is being nurtured by him. This covers voluntary transfer of land by land owners to the landless peasants.
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Aug 9, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Mahendra Kapoor has sung some of the most memorable songs of the Indian Cinema. His bhajans also had a unique flavour. This is a tribute to the man and his work.
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Aug 9, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film on Dr. Shivarjirao Patwardhan who did aremarkable work for eradication of leprosy. Dr. Patwardhan wasborn in a Karnataka village on December 28, 1892. After obtaininga degree in Homeopathy, he went to Amravati (Maharashtra) in 1
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Aug 9, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 8, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 8, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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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Aug 8, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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. 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. A tribute to the architect to our constitution Dr. Ambedkar.
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Aug 8, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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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. 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. 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 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. This film is a full length documentary feature on the life and work of filmmaker Sudhir Mishra and using this prism to examine the declining creative and cultural scene in India. The film uses his imperfect filmography and trenchant self-critical worldview to throw some light on why fulfilling one's potential in this line of work can be such a tall order---but often a fun ride.
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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. This film highlights the career milestones and the achievements of Dr. B. R. Chopra from the beginning of his career as a film journalist to its culmination as the winner of Dadasaheb Phalke award for his life time achievement. In the process this film is beautifully woven with the glimpses of B.R. Films classic film strips, this bringing to light his immense contribution to Indian Cinema.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This T. V. film deals with Mrs. Indira Gandhi's role as Prime Minister of India since January 1966. It was meant to create a proper image of our Prime Minister in Japan before she visited that country in June 1969.
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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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