NFAI News

The information here is from the Press releases received from the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), an organisation directly under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B).
  • Chitranjali @75

    Chitranjali @75: A Platinum Panorama

    देशाच्या स्वातंत्र्याला 75 वर्षे पूर्ण झाल्यानिमित्त संपूर्ण देशभरात, “स्वातंत्र्याचा अमृत महोत्सव” साजरा केला जात आहे. याचाच भाग म्हणून, राष्ट्रीय चित्रपट संग्रहालय, पुणे ने एका विशेष आभासी प्रदर्शनाचे आयोजन केले आहे. “चित्रांजली@75: अ प्लॅटिनम पॅनोरामा” असे या प्रदर्शनाचे शीर्षक आहे. दृश्य दस्तऐवजांचा पॅनोरामा असलेल्या या ऑनलाईन प्रदर्शनात, देशालां स्वातंत्र्य मिळाल्यापासूनच्या 75 वर्षांतील...
  • Glass slides

    Over 450 Glass Slides of early Telugu Cinema

    राष्ट्रीय चित्रपट संग्रहालयाच्या चित्रपट खजिन्यात एक मोलाची भर पडली आहे. 450 पेक्षा अधिक काचेच्या स्लाइड्स या खजिन्यात सामावल्या आहेत. चित्रपटसृष्टीच्या अगदी सुरुवातीच्या काळातील या चित्रफिती असून ह्या दुर्मिळ स्लाइड्स सिनेमाच्या प्रारंभ युगाची साक्ष देणारे ठरले आहे. दोन पातळ काचांच्या मध्ये चित्रफीत पॉझिटिव्ह दाबून या काचा तयार केल्या जात असत....
  • PK now in NFAI archive

    Rajkumar Hirani’s PK now in NFAI Collection

    NFAI is delighted to announce a significant addition of the original camera negative of Rajkumar Hirani’s film PK in its collection. Hirani is one of the major contemporary Indian filmmaker who has carved a niche for himself through his distinct filmography over the years. Rajkumar Hirani today handed over...
  • Oral history project

    Treasure of oral history now in public domain

    A rich treasure of oral history is now in the public domain. On the occasion of the 151st birth anniversary of the father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has published about 8000 minutes of interviews of veteran film artists from the Indian...
  • Ambedkar

    Rare 1968 short film on Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

    A rare short film made on Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in 1968 has been acquired by National Film Archive of India. The film in Marathi titled ‘Mahapurush Dr. Ambedkar’ was produced by the Director of Publicity, Government of Maharashtra in July 1968. Directed by Namdeo Vatkar under the banner of...
  • Pakeezah

    Discovery of a rare reel on the making of Pakeezah

    As film lovers remember renowned actress Meena Kumari today on her death anniversary (31st March), we are delighted to add rare 18-minute footage in 16mm of the making of Kamal Amrohi’s iconic film Pakeezah titled “Pakeezah – Rang Barang” in our collection. The footage has rare visuals of the...
  • NFAI acquires Marathi films

    NFAI acquires treasure trove of Marathi Cinema

    In one of the major acquisitions, the National Film Archive of India acquired a treasure trove of Marathi cinema, and added 89 film prints in the 16mm and 35mm format to its collection. Most of the films acquired belong to the golden age of Marathi cinema from 1950s to 70s...
  • Jaishankar Danve

    Personal collection of veteran actor-director Jaishankar Danve

    A personal collection of actor-director Jaishankar Danve is now part of National Film Archive of India. His family handed over the valuable collection to Prakash Magdum, Director NFAI at their home in Kolhapur. A celebrated Marathi and Hindi artist, he was film/stage actor and acclaimed theatre director. Born in...
  • Gajanan Jagirdar

    Personal collection of veteran artist Gajanan Jagirdar

    A vintage collection of photographs of veteran actor-director-producer Gajanan Jagirdar has now become part of National Film Archive of India (NFAI). Ashok Jagirdar, son of Gajanan Jagirdar, handed over 130 photographs and other memorabilia from his personal collection to Prakash Magdum, Director NFAI in Pune. A major highlight of...