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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 tourist film is on South India showing various places of touristic interest in Madras, Kerala, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Goa. The film shows some of the important festivals like Onam in Kerala and Dussera in Mysore.
Topics: Socio - Cultural, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. 'Vicious 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 clinical advice.
Topics: Education, GoI Films, Documentary
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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. “In his lifetime itself Dr. Ram Dayal Munda has become a symbol of indigenous cultural reawakening. Born in an Adivasi family of Tamar in Jharkhand, he went for his higher studies in the United States of America. Later, he taught at the University of Minnesota. He came back to India to teach at Tribal and Regional Language Department of Ranchi University and subsequently become the Vice Chancellor of the same University....
Topics: Education, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. “Vanishing Glaciers “highlights cause of concern about abnormal melting of glaciers caused due to global warming. Glaciers contribute importantly to water resources in many mountainous regions.
Topics: Environment, GoI Films, Documentary
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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. This animation film the wheel symbolizes the unity in our country inspite of religious and linguistic differences. The motto of this film united we stand divided we fall.
Topics: Socio - Cultural, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 creative instincts of tribal women of Hazaribug in Bihar through the paintings, drawings and sketches done traditionally.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Tribal dances with magnificent music by drums and pipes of Kulu valley others parts of North India.
Topics: Ethnography, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 film on Aizawl, the “No -Horn-City ” of India
Topics: Environment, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Baby elephant Appu, the mascot of of Asiad'82 visits the city of Asiad'82 and asks its citizens to keep the city clean.
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Topics: Sugamya Bharat, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Many animals are in danger of extinction due to man's ruthless killing. An appeal is made to all to preserve wild life in India by not killing animals for pleasure, greed and vanity.
Topics: Wild Life Conservation, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. 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.
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, Documentary
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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. Asia's largest farmers' co-operative - the Indian Farmers' Fertilizer Co-operative Ltd. (IFFCO) was formed in 1967. IFFCO's basic aim is to usher in a substantial change in India's rural life. This film presents a village in South India, which was adopted by the IFFCO a couple of years ago.
Topics: Developmental, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 film informing about training and research facilities available in India for foreign students.
Topics: Education, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. India celebrated its three decades of independence in 1977. It has been a great struggle of nation-building after centuries of slavery.
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. 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.
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 film recording various events that took place during the game shield at the different stadia in New Delhi during the 35th All India Police Games. At the closing ceremony, the contingents of all Central and State Police Organisations received prizes from Arun Nehru, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Topics: Sports, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. One of the oldest forms of organized dance worship in north Malabar of Kerala is the “Therayattam”. The performers can improvise the dance to suit the occasion.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 shows how the early detection of speech and hearing defects and its treatment can help the handicapped to overcome their defects and pave way for their integration with the normal people.
Topics: Education, GoI Films, Documentary
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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. Waldameir Haffkine who founded the historic Haffkine Institute in Bombay 75 years ago was born on March 16th, 1860 in Odessa, Russia. He was trained at the Pasteur Institute in Paris under Louis Pasteur himself. After years of assiduous research he developed a cholera vaccine in 1892. He came to Calcutta to test his newly discovered vaccine in actual epidemic conditions. Dr. Haffkine came to Bombay to fight the plague...
Topics: Investigative (Unknown Heroes), GoI Films, Documentary
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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. An ethnographic documentary on the TOTO tribe of West Bengal, one of the smallest primitive tribes of India having a population of 1400 odd. They stay in Totopara village near Bhutan border of West Bengal.
Topics: Ethnography, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Only in extreme danger does man realise the value of life and cross the barriers of religion by helping one another.
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Set in a village in South India, the film is the story of the villager's contribution to the national effort to produce more, to mobilize all available resources and to defend their village and the country.
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 fictional film highlighting the importance of family planning through the male sterilization surgical procedure of vasectomy.
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 indicating that it is the external unseen forces (the third hand) which grab the average man unawares and turn him against his own brothers and sisters. In order to destabilise the country, they create communal disharmony and spread hatred. Every individual in India should be vigilant and guard the nation against divisive forces.
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Nagaswaram is one of the oldest musical instruments, spanning both the temple-ritual context and the concert platform called the Mangala Vadhyam, it is also played in marriages and auspicious occasions.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Once a small princely state, Aundh now is in the Satara district of Maharashtra. The hired farm hands and marginal cultivators of Aundh and the nearby villages depended mainly on the rain-gods and the money-lenders. Although situated near the Western Ghats, it is a drought-prone region, making people's life harsh, and harsher. After 25 years of independence, modern banking finally came to Aundh in 1972. One more nationalised...
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 Indian melody is made up of notes which are related purely by the continuity. There is no such thing in Indian music as an exact quarter tone, but there are sharps that are sharper than the sharps of the diatonic scale and flats which are flatter.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 success story of a tribal man Dr. Kanna Madavi who rose to become sucessful Surgeon. Dr.Kanna belongs to the tribe called “Madia Gonds” of one of the most backward area Gadchiroli in Maharashtra.
Topics: Ethnography, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Film is on Satriya Culture founded by Mahapurush Srimanta Sarkaradeva.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 try to portray that increase in prices cannot be justified whether it is peace-time or war-time so long as there is a steady supply of the essential commodities. The film shows bumper crops, stocked grains, storage of kerosene and petrol and sugar. The film concludes by showing a market place and warns the public not to indulge in excessive purchase which would encourage profiteers to hoard the essential and create...
Topics: Education, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 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.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Biography
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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 film on Monpas Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.
Topics: Ethnography, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Film is on personality who dealing community work in hilly areas.
Topics: Environment (Human interest), GoI Films, Biography
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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 fast paced city life leads some to seek refuge in some intoxication. Gradually the intoxication becomes an inseparable part of their life. For some men this addiction turns into fatal attraction. They start withering away towards death and prepare their last journey......
Topics: Developmental, GoI Films, Documentary
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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. Unfolding the web of thought woven from great diversity of India, this film presents the great Indian heritage of art, culture, religion, et al that mingles with the contemporary national mainstream. It focuses on various folk art traditions.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. An instructional film appealing to the public to be careful in buying food stuff, medicines or any other daily consumable items because it can be adulterated. It shows certain methods of by which consumers can ensure themselves against such adulteration.
Topics: Education, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 an effective documentary on the most sensitive problems of untouched ability. The central character of the film is a Harijan. The various problems of Harijans have been effectively brought out. However, efforts are being made to establish equality and wipe out this social injustice. The main character comes out with assertion and positive attitude towards the main stream of the country. A film showing an untouchable...
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 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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Aug 18, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. India has 576,126 villages. While in 1951 only 3000 of them had electricity, by 1972 over 2 lakh of them were electrified.And by 1982 over 3 lakh villages were electrified. The Rural Electrification Corporation was set up in 1969 to plan and promote rural electrification on scientific basis through out the country. The Corporation finances rural electrification projects. 5881 projected were sanctioned until December 1982...
Topics: Education, GoI Films, Documentary
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. An animation film with a message of national integration. It shows how children can be made aware about secular ideas against all kinds of violent ideas emanating from religious fundamentalism.
Topics: Advocacy, GoI Films, Documentary
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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 savings campaign, explains the benefits reaped through the 5-Year Recurring Deposit Scheme.
Topics: Developmental, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 film celebrating Chhau Dance and one man's passion, Shashadhar Acharya to take us back to its old glory.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 thousand years ago the martial art form of Kalarippayuttu was born is South India as a rejection of large scale war, entailing immense loss of lives and property. The film highlights how today Kalarippayuttu, with its emphasis on a completely focused mind, is being harnessed as the single most potent tool of self-realisation in a chaotic world.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 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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Aug 18, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. With no water to sustain life, very soon our earth will become an empty boat.
Topics: Environment, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 film to spread awareness among consumers against adulteration, black marketing and rising prices. It informs the viewers’ about the co-operative stores, Grahak Panchayats as also the Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) which was established twelve years ago. Towards consumer protection, Government has also introduced Agmark or the mark of the Indian Standards Institution.
Topics: Education, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 highlighting the Dravidian temple architecture and bronze sculpture which attained the creative pinnacle during the rule of the Cholas in the 10th and the 11th centuries. Cholas were great temple builders. The temple of Vijayalaya Cholesvara is one of the finest examples of the early Chola style. The temple of Nagesvara at Kumbakonam is remarkable for the sculptures found in the niches of its outer walls. The...
Topics: Archaeology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 describes the objectives of the United Nations Charter and the functions of various limbs of the world organisation.
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. It requires great courage and uprightness to fight againstin justice and corruption prevailing in various walks of life. Mohan, in this film, experiences the vicissitudes of the system around.
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, Documentary
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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. 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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Aug 18, 2019 Ministry of Information, Films Division
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film revolves around a young teenager Hassibullah who head on challenges the deprivation of visual sensibility due to his childhood sightlessness.
Topics: Sugamya Bharat, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 Sri Lankan ethnic crisis took a violent turn in July 1983. Thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils started fleeing their country and took refuge on the Indian soil. On humanitarian grounds India gave them shelter, food, clothing and all other facilities, and also made prolonged efforts to mediate between warring factions and the Sri Lankan government for a political solution. This eventually resulted in the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord....
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Through a couple of poems penned by Sardar Jafri and recited by the matinee idol, Dilip Kumar, this quickie foregrounds faith in human labour that can sell silver of the body and gold of the mind.
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 Himalayas dominate the northern frontiers of India from Ladakh in the North West to Arunachal in the North East. The Himalayan region has the greatest concentration of snows and glaciers outside the Polar region. Millions of our people live the Himalayan valley. Our soldiers guard the high Himalayan Mountains. The calm and splendour of these mountains can at times be deceptive. With heavy snow fall grows the danger of...
Topics: Institutions, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 on Mridangam which is the most ancient of all our percussion instruments.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 shows briefly India's achievements during the 25 years of its Independence.
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, Documentary
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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...
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 ).
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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. Sthapati is subtle probe into the psyche of this multitalented sculptor architect. It unfolds layers of this creator sometime bringing out rhyme reciting child, sometimes an angry young man from this octogenarian.
Topics: Archaeology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Sikkim is a paradise for the naturalist. The steep variations inelevation and rainfall help create a multitude of species within a limited area. The original inhabitants of Sikkim belonged to the Lepcha tribe, then came the members of the Bhutia tribe from Tibet, and even later the Nepalese. The Sikkimese love to decorate not only their homes but anything that can be decorted -with flowers. This film introduces to the viewer...
Topics: Environment, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Starting with a symbolic presentation of man's curiosity and his constant search of the mysteries of the unplumbed space, the film presents various scientists connected with the organised space research activities in Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) personally introducing their fields of research activities.
Topics: Developmental, GoI Films, Documentary
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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.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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. Film is about Patachitra Paintings in rural West Bengal, where images of Hindu gods are made by Muslim community.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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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...
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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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 about human trafficking that is swiftly prevailing lately in Manipur as scores of youths are being trafficked not only within India but also Abroad.
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary
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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 story in film on the development of gliding in India. Gliding centres have been set up in places like Poona, Banglore etc. and gliders are now being manufactured in India to make gliding cheaper and within the reach of more people.
Topics: Socio - Cultural, GoI Films, Documentary
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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. Trailing the lives of two men and a woman, Cities of Sleep takes us into the world of different improvised sleeping spaces and night shelters to provide an experimental portrait of a set of unique sleep practices in Delhi.
Topics: Sociology, GoI Films, Documentary