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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.
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.
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, News/Reel
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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 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. 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.
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.
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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. 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. 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.
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. 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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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 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. 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. 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. 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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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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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film on Girija Devi an eminent classical singer.
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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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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A short biographical dealing with the life and work of the legendary documentary film maker - S. Sukhdev, or Sukh as his friends called him. Born on October 1, 1933 at Dehradun, Sukhdev learnt film making from Paul Zill, the noted German documentary film maker who made India his home. Right from his first film Evolution and Races of Man, Sukhdev made his mark. And Miles to Go, After the Eclipse, India 67, and Nine Months to...
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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 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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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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