National Film Development Corporation is organising a first of its kind, online patriotic film festival starting today. The festival, a part of Independence Day Celebrations 2020 by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting commences today and will run till August 21. The festival will showcase chapters of Indian history that mark the bravery of our freedom fighters and aims to create a festive and patriotic mood among Indians across the globe.
The festival will showcase Independence Day themed patriotic films in high resolution daily at the www.cinemasofindia.com free of cost.
Celebrate 73 years of independence with the online #PatrioticFilmFestival organized by @MIB_India from 7th to 21st August 2020. The festival showcases Indian history that marks the bravery of our freedom fighters.
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) August 7, 2020
Critically acclaimed films from various Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati and Malayalam will be streaming through the festival. The selection showcases a consolidated collection of films from National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) and Films Division. Some of the many memorable films to stream during the same include Veera Pandiya Kattabomman, The Making of the Mahatma, Khakhee, Roja, the Legend of Bhagat Singh and Andhra Kesari to name a few.
Moreover, for the first time ever, the film Gandhi (1982) by Sir Richard Attenborough will be made accessible and can be enjoyed by people with vision and hearing impairment. The link will be hosted on the website of MIB (mib.gov.in), and the social media handles of Press Information Bureau and MyGov. Additionally, the same link will be shared with the Ministry of External Affairs for sharing it further with the Indian missions abroad.