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National Film Development Corporation of India

Overview
Works: 166 works in 397 publications in 6 languages and 7,042 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Epic films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Romance films  Social problem films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by National Film Development Corporation of India
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Hindi and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1983. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all South African Indians. The government finally relents and recognizing rights for Indians. Gandhi goes back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent campaign of unprecedented scale. The campaign generates great attention and the Britain face intense public pressure. Weaken from World War II, the Britain finally grant India's independence. Religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims erupt into nationwide violence. Gandhi declares a hunger strike, saying he will not eat until the fighting stops. Pakistan is created for the Muslims and it is hoped that the violence will abate. Gandhi is opposed to the idea. Gandhi spends his last days trying to bring about peace between both nations. He angers many dissidents on both sides, one of whom finally gets close enough to assassinate him
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in Hindi and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krisha, a ten year old boy, has been abandoned in Bombay by his mother. He tries to earn money to go home while he lives in the streets
Mirch Masala = Spices by Ketan Mehta( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ghare-bāire by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the winter of 1907-1908 in Bengal, widespread terrorism is rampant. A beautiful and sheltered woman's love is tested when her husband invites his boyhood friend to stay at their home while organizing a boycott of British goods. Much to her husband's dismay, she not only falls in love with his friend but also joins his quest for political justice
Ganaśhatru by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor living Chandipur, Bengal suspects that the source of an epidemic lies in the holy waters of a temple. Unfortunately, no one believes him, including his brother who works for the city water department, the temple's builder, and a newspaper editor
Āgantūka = the Stranger by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 208 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 )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Hindi and Italian and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in their virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities."--Container
That girl in yellow boots( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Hindi and English and held by 119 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
Kamla ki maut( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supposedly pregnant and unmarried Kamla shocks the neighborhood when she jumps to her death one day. Geeta and Charu, neighbors and friends of Kamla, then spend the night wondering if they might one day find themselves in a similar situation, while their parents recall the follies and misdeeds of their youths, and how close they each came to disaster. An astute look at love, pre-marital sex and relationships in modern India
Ankhon dekhi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 91 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
Triyacharitra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daughter of poor parents was engaged to a man when she was 13. The man is away working in Calcutta. In the meanwhile, she befriends a truck-driver who promises her parents a huge amount of money. The girl is snatched away by her father-in-law and raped by him. But she is punished for his crime
Diksha = Initiation by Arun Kaul( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama was directed by Arun Kaul and features Sulabha Arya, Vijay Kashyap, and Anubhav Mishra
Sanshodhan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parmino is a small village in Central India, headed by a Village Committee comprising of all males. When the Government of India notifies the Committee that a third of them must be women, including people in schedules caste and tribes, the Sarpanch, Ratan Singh, decides to let women run for the election as well have seats in the Panchayat. After the meeting gets over, he asks his son, Inder, to get Manju, his wife, to sign the nomination papers. Also asked are the wife of another Panchayat member, as well as Vidya, the newly marred bride of a poor store owner, Bhanwar, who is indebted to Inder and Ratan Singh. In this way, Ratan and Inder hope to control the women through their respective husbands, and rule over the Panchayat as they have done before. They are in for a surprise when Vidya turns the tables on them, asking them to account where the funds for the partially built school were misappropriated as well having the rest of the village attend Gram Panchayat meetings and voice their concerns and grievances. Watch what happens when Ratan and Inder decide to use their influence in the community as well as over Bhanwar to throttle Vidya's voice
Late Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 86 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
Stri by K. S Sethumadhavan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Telugu and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A simple story of an illiterate woman totally faithful to a man whom she intensely loves' is how the director describes the film, belying its emotional complexity that shows the internal conflict between a man and a woman. On the face of it, Rangi and Paddalu are a devoted, happily married couple living for each other. But when Paddalu scarpers with a boatman's cargo, Rangi, left behind, confesses that she's not his wife at all. She was acting as a decoy so he could get away with the booty intended for Paddalu's other woman, a younger, more beautiful girl. Yet she says Paddalu is her man. Without me he cannot live. Why is she prepared to put her own life and liberty at risk for a man who treats her callously?
Sheshadrushti( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in Oriya and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kedar Babu is a freedom fighter since the days of Mahatma Gandhi's call for a Civil Disobedience Movement. Kedar Babu lost his wife at an early stage of his marriage. Since then, he has brought up his only son Sangram with all paternal affection. In town, Sangram stays in the house of a landlord, Bahadur Suryakant Singh, where there is a gradual moral decline. This puts him in a state of dilemma and delusion. In the last encounter with his father, Sangram experiences a new perception of life, illuminated with anxiety
Tarang( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in Hindi and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sethji is a widowed, a businessman and lives a comfortable life with his only daughter, Hansa, his son-in-law, Rahul, and a grandson, Munna. He has Rahul as his right-hand man, and a nephew named Dinesh who also assists in running the business. Petty rivalries and jealousies have grown in the family, and Sethji and Rahul feel that Dinesh is now trying to undermine the business. They would like to get rid of him, without attracting any attention to themselves. They do terminate Dinesh, but this affects Sethji's health, and he dies. Shortly thereafter, Hansa also dies, leaving Rahul to look after the business on his own. But there are many questions unanswered, like why was no one in attendance with the ailing Sethji; Hansa's death was a suicide, why was it covered up?; what of the affair that Rahul is having with Janki, their maidservant, who is full of venom against the family; and the involvement of Anita, Rahul's secretary, in his personal life. With the police getting involved, it is time for them to either come clean or go their separate ways
Train to Pakistan by Pamela Rooks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 69 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
Gandhi se Mahatma tak( 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 by India( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. for <1984-> deal with Indian films entered in the <10th-> International Film Festival of India
 
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Film Development Corporation Bombay

National Film Development Corporation

National Film Development Corporation (India)

National Film Development Corporation of India

NFDC

Rāshṭrīya Philma Vikāsa Nigama (India)

ਨੈਸ਼ਨਲ ਫਿਲਮ ਡੀਵੈਲਪਮੈਂਟ ਕਾਰਪੋਰੇਸਹਨ ਆਫ਼ ਇੰਡੀਆ

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Hindi (49)

English (44)

Bengali (40)

Telugu (4)

Oriya (2)

Italian (1)

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