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NFDC is organizing a first of its kind, online patriotic film festival

Mumbai:6/8/20:National Film Development Corporation is organizing a first of its kind, online patriotic film festival. The festival, a part of Independence Day Celebrations 2020 by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, begins on 7th August 2020 and runs till 21st August. The festival will showcase Indian history that marks the bravery of our freedom fighters and aims to create a festive and patriotic mood among Indians across the globe.

The festival will showcase high-quality Independence Day themed patriotic films daily at the websitewww.cinemasofindia.comfree of cost.

Critically acclaimed films from various Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati and Malayalam will showcased in the festival. The selection showcases a consolidated collection of films from National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) and Films Division.

Moreover, for the first time ever, the film Gandhi (1982) by Sir Richard Attenborough will be made accessible and can be enjoyed by people with vision and hearing impairment.

The link will be hosted on the website of MIB (mib.gov.in), and the social media handles of Press Information Bureau and MyGov. Additionally, the same link will be shared with the Ministry of External Affairs for sharing it further with the Indian missions abroad.

The films which will be showcased are:

Independence Day Film Festival 2020 – Film List
Sl.No. Name of the Film Language Year Director
1 Gandhi (Accessible) Hindi 1982 Sir Richard Attenborough
2 Gandhi Hindi 1982 Sir Richard Attenborough
3 Chittagong Hindi 2012 Bedabrata Pain
4 The Legend Of Bhagat Singh Hindi 2002 RajkumarSantoshi
5 Tango Charlie Hindi 2005 Mani Shankar
6 Khakhee Hindi 2004 RajkumarSantoshi
7 Gandhi Se Mahatma Tak Hindi 1996 ShyamBenegal
8 Qayamat – City Under Threat Hindi 2003 Harry Baweja
9 Batallion 609 Hindi 2019 BrijeshBatuknathTripathi
10 PehlaAadmi Hindi 1950 Bimal Roy
11 Life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Hindi 2004 Live Footage/NFAI
12 Bapu Ne KahaTha (Gandhiji’s Saying) Hindi 1962 Vijay Bhatt
13 AbhiKal Hi Ki Baat Hai (Not So Long Ago) Hindi 1970 Clement Baptista
14 HedaHoda (The Blind Camel) Hindi 2003 Vinod Ganatra
15 ChotaSipahi (The Little Soldier) Hindi/English 2004 JayshreeKanal& A S Kanal
16 The Making of the Mahatma English 1996 ShyamBenegal
17 VeeraPandiyaKattabomman Tamil 1959 B. RamakrishnaiahPanthulu
18 Roja Tamil 1992 Mani Ratnam
19 Andhra Kesari Tamil 1983 Vijaychander
20 1971- Beyond Borders Malayalam 2017 Major Ravi
21 VandaeMaatharam Malayalam 2010 T. Aravind
22 Uttarayanam Malayalam 1974 G.Aravindan
23 UdayerPathey (Towards the Light) Bengali 1944 Bimal Roy
24 42/Forty-two/Biyallish Bengali 1949 Hemen Gupta
25 Subhash Chandra Bengali 1966 Piyush Bose
26 HagaluVesha Kannada 2000 Baraguru
27 Harun Arun Gujarati 2009 Vinod Ganatra
28 Senani Sane Guruji Marathi 1995 Ramesh Deo
29 Spread The Light of Freedom (HarDil Main JagayenRashtraJyot) Musical 1996 Films Division
30 The Flag (My India, Our India) Musical 1999 Films Division
31 Ae VatanTereLiye Hindi 1999 Films Division
32 Shahadat Hindi 2001 Films Division
33 NM0552 : VandeMataram Hindi 2007 Films Division
34 Sat SatPranam Hindi 2008 Films Division
35 SatyamevaJayate Hindi 1972 Films Division
36 13 04 1919 (L.V.) Hindi 2019 Films Division
37 India Independent English 1949 Films Division
38 India Wins Freedom English 1985 Films Division
39 We The People of India English 1986 Films Division
40 1857 – A Salute English 2008 Films Division
41 The Flag Flies High English 2011 Films Division
42 Sardar Patel : A Nation Stands United English 2016 Films Division
43 A Song Eternal English 1976 Films Division




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