The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) has launched 22 classics on DVD under its title ‘Cinemas of India’. These cult films have been digitally restored for the first time and are re-released in the market with an enhanced viewing experience for the movie buffs.
‘Cinemas of India’ endorses deserving regional, independent & art house cinema to facilitate a broader exchange between the International film community & the Indian film Industry. The campaign aims to encourage an audience for deserving Indian films, parents emerging talent in India, builds an international showcase for these filmmakers in major festivals & markets and promotes India as a potential filming destination for the stories of the world.
|MIRCH MASALA and JAANE BHI DO YAARON|
Over the years, NFDC has worked with critically acclaimed filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Mira Nair, Aparna Sen, Shyam Benegal, Richard Attenborough, Govind Nihalani and Mrinal Sen to name a few. In addition to having produced and financed more than 300 films in 18 Indian languages, it has also co-produced 15 award winning international films including GANDHI, SALAAM BOMBAY, MASSEY SAHIB, MAKING OF MAHATMA and TRAIN TO PAKISTAN.
Titles under the Cinemas of India launched on DVDs & VCDs include the cult classic JAANE BHI DO YAARON by Kundan Shah, Ketan Mehta’s rustic MIRCH MASALA, the multi-ensemble PARTY by Govind Nihalani, Sudhir Mishra’s DHARAVI and the satirical take on the modern-day Devdas in SURAJ KA SATVAN GHODA by Shyam Benegal to name a few.