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National Film Development Corporation of India

Overview
Works: 210 works in 356 publications in 5 languages and 5,998 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Comedy films  Crime films  Romance films  Biography  Epic films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about National Film Development Corporation of India
 
Most widely held works by National Film Development Corporation of India
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Hindi and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Mahandas K. Gandhi, stressing his philosophy of nonviolence as a technique for politic change, from his activities in Southern Africa in the Indian Congress Party (1893) through his return to India (1915), his role in the Indian National Congress Party, and his various campaigns and struggles for Indian independence. Ends with his death by assassination in 1948, just a few months after Indian independence
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a sympathetic study of poverty on the streets of Bombay from the point of view of an 11 year old boy who becomes implicated in Bombay's drug trade and prostitution. In the light of the film's success in Western art cinemas a recent critique has raised questions about Salaam Bombay's implied eurocentrism which presents third world urban poverty as 'other' so feeding western misconceptions. Paradoxically this arises from the failure of the filmmakers to address the nuances of cultural superficiality and hence the complex social and political conditions. Bombay is by implication presented as interchangeable with any Third world city thus setting up a rigid opposition between Third World poverty and the First World when in reality there is an interdependent network of exploitation involving the drug trade, the commodification of women and the First World's own urban crisis
Mirch Masala Spices( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ghare-bāire( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by providing her with schooling, and inviting her out of the seclusion in which married women were kept, to the consternation of more conservative relatives. Meeting her husband's visiting friend from college, a leader of an economic rebellion against the British, she takes up his political cause, despite her husbands warnings. As the story progresses, the relationship between the woman and the visitor becomes more than platonic, and the political battles, pitting rich against poor and Hindu against Moslem, turn out not to be quite as simple as she had first thought
Ganaśhatru by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Satyajit Ray's absorbing contemporary adaptation of a play by Henrik Ibsen, a good-hearted doctor discovers that the serious illness befalling the citizens of his small Bengali town may be due to a contamination of the holy water at the local temple
The lunchbox by Ritesh Batra( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trying to add some spice to her marriage, Ila prepares a special lunchbox for her husband at work. Unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another worker, Saajan. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a note in the next day's lunchbox. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the communication soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their lives
Āgantūka( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enigmatic but friendly long-lost family member visits after many years and shakes up a middle-class household with stories of his travels, in Ray's moving swan song
That girl in yellow boots( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Hindi and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth is searching for her father, a man she hardly knew but cannot forget. Desperation drives her to work without a permit at a massage parlor. Torn between several schisms, Mumbai becomes the alien, yet strangely familiar backdrop for Ruth's quest. She struggles to find her independence and space, even as she is sucked deeper into the labyrinthine politics of the city's underbelly. It's a city that feeds on her misery, a love that eludes her, and a devastating truth that she must encounter
Ankhon dekhi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raje Bauji is a man in his late fifties, living out a dreary but eventful life in a small house in old Delhi, where he lives with his extended family. A random incident is going to change his life in a dramatic way, though he does not realize at the moment. Bauji's daughter has been seeing a boy of ill repute. When that fact is revealed to the family, after much deliberation they decide to do the obvious, lock up the girl and go beat the willful boy. But things don't quite turn out the way they were supposed to, and Bauji has an epiphany. He takes a tough call and decides that he would never believe what he has not learnt through his own experience
Late Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enemy of my people. In Satyajit Ray's absorbing contemporary adaptation of a play by Henrik Ibsen, a good-hearted doctor discovers that the serious illness befalling the citizens of his small Bengali town may be due to a contamination of the holy water at the local temple
Train to Pakistan by Pamela Rooks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tensions run high near the border of British India, which is about to be partitioned with a new country called Pakistan. Sikhs living in this border town have heard numerous stories of Muslims killing, raping, and looting other Sikhs, Hindus, and Christians, and many of whom are their friends and relatives. Enraged at the loss of law and order, they plan their own attack on a trainful of Muslims leaving British India. The train is overcrowded with tens and thousands of migrating passengers, who are even perched on the windows and seated on the roof of this train. The plot is to tear the bridge down when the train is on it, and no one will dare stop these men to carry out this horrific task"--Internet movie database WWW site, viewed August 2, 2012
The making of the Mahatma( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Hindi and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of barrister Gandhi's twenty-one year struggle (1893-1914) in South Africa which made him the Mahatma
Indian cinema : a visual voyage( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammo by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammo is a middle-aged woman from Pakistan who goes to India to visit her sister. Her sister is aged and lives with her grandson. The film deals with the relationships that develop between the two sisters and between Mammo and the adolescent boy, while also examining the issues regarding the tension between Pakistan and India
Miss Lovely( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot explores the intense and mutually destructive relationship between younger sibling Sonu Duggal and his elder brother, Vicky. Sonu finds himself drawn to a mysterious young woman named Pinky (Niharika Singh) eventually leading to his downfall
Jaane bhi do yaaro( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vinod and Sudhir are two professional photographers trying to start a photo studio but things begins to go wrong from the day it is launched. The guests invited to their inaugral function somehow end up making a beeline for their competitor next door who resorts to a small trick or two. Shobha, pushy editor of a scandal sheet called Khabardar, ropes the two in for collecting photographic evidence against the city's highly successful and manipulative builder, Tarneja. The builder owes much of his success to municipal commissioner D'Mello who is rather wildly, merrily corrupt. The photographer duo, civic minded, are happy not only at getting an assignment but also at having a worthy cause to fight for. They pursue their quarry with a frenzy and the results are tumultous, hilarious and enlightening
Agantuk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Bengali and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wise and witty world traveler returns to Calcutta after 35 years to visit his niece, who had only briefly known him as a child. She accepts the stranger's story, but her suspicious husband believes the long-lost uncle is an imposter who has come to claim an inheritance
The good road( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Gujarati and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film deals with three storylines which cross each other on the film's titular highway. A family on a vacation -- A truck driver on his last journey -- A little girl chasing hope -- A boy finding his way home
Manjunath Mañjunātha( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manjunath Shanmugam, a 27-year-old sales manager working with the Indian Oil Corporation, was brutally murdered in 2005 for exposing the oil mafia in UP. This is his story
Ādi Śaṅkarācārya Adi Shankaracharya( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in Sanskrit and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of Shankaracharya, a great thinker and the founder of the Advaita philosophy
 
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Film Development Corporation

Film Development Corporation Bombay

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National Film Development Corporation of India

NFDC

Rāshṭrīya Philma Vikāsa Nigama (India)

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