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National Film Development Corporation of India

Works: 195 works in 412 publications in 5 languages and 6,860 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Epic films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fiction  Social problem films  Romance 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 )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Hindi and held by 2,174 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 held by 925 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
Ghare-bāire by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 280 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 218 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
Mirch Masala = Spices( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in Hindi and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores a community's reaction to an oppressed woman's plight, as she spurns the unwanted advances of a tax collector and takes refuge in a pepper factory
The lunchbox by Ritesh Batra( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Hindi and Italian and held by 153 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
Mirch masala( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Āgantūka( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 128 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 2010 and 2011 in Hindi and English and held by 117 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 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
Late Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stranger. Based on the filmmaker's own story, The Stranger involves a bourgeois couple who are taken off guard when a man claiming to be the wife's long-lost uncle sends word that he will be coming to stay with them after years of travel
Kamla ki maut( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 85 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
Triyacharitra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 80 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
Agantuk = The stranger by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Diksha = Initiation by Arun Kaul( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 77 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 75 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
Stri by K. S Sethumadhavan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Telugu and held by 74 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?
Gandhi se Mahatma tak( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Hindi and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the transformation of Gandhi the man to Gandhi the Mahatm
Jaane bhi do yaaro by Kundan Shah( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 68 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
Tarang( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in Hindi and held by 66 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
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Alternative Names
Film Development Corporation Bombay

National Film Development Corporation

National Film Development Corporation (India)

National Film Development Corporation of India


Rāshṭrīya Philma Vikāsa Nigama (India)

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