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National Film Development Corporation of India

Overview
Works: 162 works in 268 publications in 4 languages and 5,103 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Biography  Epic films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Gandhi by Richard Attenborough ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Hindi and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film follows Gandhi's life from young lawyer through his historic struggle to free India from colonial rule, leading an entire nation to freedom, using non-violent means
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 928 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 )
1 edition published in 1990 in Hindi and held by 182 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
Ghare-baire ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in Bengali and held by 133 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
Ganashatru by Satyajit Ray ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 101 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 100 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
Ghare-bāire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 100 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
That girl in yellow boots ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 86 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
Ganaśatru by Satyajit Ray ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Bengali and held by 73 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
Mirca masālā ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Train to Pakistan by Pamela Rooks ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the political struggles of 1947, a town on the Punjab between India and Pakistan witnesses and becomes embroiled in the escalating violence between Sikhs and Muslims
The lunchbox by Ritesh Batra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 66 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
Indian cinema : a visual voyage ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of the Mahatma ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Hindi and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of barrister Gandhi's twenty-one year struggle (1893-1914) in South Africa which made him the Mahatma
Late Ray ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in Bengali and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Home and the World, set in early twentieth-century Bengal, concerns an aristocratic but progressive man who, in insisting on broadening his more traditional wife's political horizons, drives her into the arms of his radical school chum
Mammo by Shyam Benegal ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 54 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
Satyajit Ray's Agantuk the stranger ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Bengali and held by 46 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
Ādi Śaṅkarācārya Adi Shankaracharya ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in Sanskrit and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the life of Shankaracharya, a great thinker and the founder of the Advaita philosophy
The home and the world ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman falls in love with her husband's boyhood friend and his political ideals
Jaane bhi do yaaro ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 39 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
 
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Alternative Names
Film Development Corporation
Film Development Corporation Bombay
National Film Development Corporation (India)
NFDC
Rāshṭrīya Philma Vikāsa Nigama (India)
Languages
Hindi (31)
English (28)
Bengali (21)
Sanskrit (3)
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