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National Film Development Corporation of India

Works: 167 works in 358 publications in 5 languages and 6,078 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Epic films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Social problem films  Medical films (Motion pictures) 
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 )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Hindi and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in Hindi and Russian and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Krishna came to Bombay after the circus he worked for abandoned him. Now he lives on the streets with pimps, prostitutes, drug addicts, and other homeless children. When his best friend steals the money he has saved to return home, he must also turn to a life of crime
Ghare-bāire by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman falls in love with her husband's boyhood friend and his politiical ideals
Mirch Masala Spices( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ganaśhatru by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 213 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
Āgantūka by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 203 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 lunchbox by Ritesh Batra( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film set in Mumbai, revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas (lunchbox service) of Mumbai, which leads to a relationship between an about to retire, Saajan, also a lonely widower and an unhappy housewife, Ila as they start exchanging notes through the daily lunchbox
That girl in yellow boots( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Hindi and English and held by 116 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 )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bauji is a 55 year old man, who lives a dreary but eventful life in a small house in old Delhi. One day, Bauji decides that he has been blind all of his life-following other people's truth. He decides that from now on, he would not believe anything that he has not experienced. People at home don't take him seriously at first. Neighbors call him mad-people laugh at him. But Bauji can't be deterred from his path
Late Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The films directed by the great Satyajit Ray in the last ten years of his life have a unique dignity and drama. Three of them are collected here: the fervent Rabindranath Tagore adaptation The Home and the World; the vital An Enemy of the People, based on the Henrik Ibsen play; and the filmmaker's final work, the poignant and philosophical family story The Stranger. They are complex, political, and humane depictions of worlds both corrupt and indescribably beautiful, constructed with Ray's characteristic elegance and imbued with autumnal profundity. These late-career features are the meditative works of a master."--Container
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 67 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 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Lovely( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 59 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
Mammo by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 57 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
The good road( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Gujarati and held by 52 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 49 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
Jaane bhi do yaaro( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two amateur photographers starting a studio become involved in fighting local corruption
Hari-Bhari Fertility by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of five women of a Shaikh Muslim landholding family: a grandmother, her daughter, her two daughter-in-laws, and a grand-daughter. Each woman faces a crisis that helps develop an awareness of female health problems and their rights over their own bodies
Triyacharitra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bimli, the daughter of poor parents, works in a kiln and is the only bread-winner in the family. As per the custom she has been betrothed at the age of 13 years but her husband is away working in Calcutta. At the kiln she is befriended by Billar, a truck driver, who proposes marriage which is acceptable to her parents since Billar will give them a huge amount of money. Hearing of this, her father-in-law Bisram turns up and takes her away to his village where he rapes her. However, the male dominated panchayat punishes Bimli for his crime...Container
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Alternative Names
Film Development Corporation Bombay

National Film Development Corporation

National Film Development Corporation (India)


Rāshṭrīya Philma Vikāsa Nigama (India)

Hindi (51)

Bengali (44)

English (39)

Gujarati (2)

Russian (1)