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Four Faces

An anti-alcoholism film presents a case history of four incorrigible alcoholics who create nothing but unhappiness for themselves and others. Drinking is destructive.

Dr. Shivajirao Patwardhan

A biographical film on Dr. Shivarjirao Patwardhan who did aremarkable work for eradication of leprosy. Dr. Patwardhan wasborn in a Karnataka village on December 28, 1892. After obtaininga degree in Homeopathy, he went to Amravati (Maharashtra) in 1

Creative Artists of India - Satyajit Ray

One of the early documentaries on Satyajit Ray. Here world-renowned Indian film-maker narrates the process of his film making.

Ramlila of Ramnagar

Ramlila is a popular form of theatre around the tales of Lord Rama and His arch enemy Ravana, the ten-headed demon. This theatre form is performed over years in Northern India. Across the Ganges, twelve miles from Varanasi is Ramnagar Fort, where every year31-day cycle of Ramlila is performed. Ramlila was given its present form by Maharaja Udit Narain Singh, a great patron of the arts and devotee of Rama. Ramlila of Ramnagar is a unique event; when the religious epic is recreated year after year on such a magnificent scale.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee

This film is a biographical film on the life and contribution to films of well known director - Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

Chhau Dance of Bengal (Bengal ke Chhau Nrutya)

The film is on the Chhau Dance of Bengal. Chhau reflect both an artistic achievement and a way of life.

Babasaheb Ambedkar

A biographical film about Babasaheb Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution of India. Dr. Ambedkar dedicated his life to the cause of the downtrodden. Born of humble parents, Bhimrao the 14th child of an army subedar had his primary schooling in Dapoli in Konkan and at Satara in Maharashtra. Aided by scholarships, brilliant Bhimrao attended college in Bombay. Later he went to Columbia University in New York. He set up his legal practice in Bombay High Court in 1924. As a member of the Bombay Legislative Assembly, an active public career was already in the making.

Manavalakurichi, My Village

Through a sentimental journey of Lakshmi to her village, Manavalakurichi in Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, this film demonstrates the overall transformation that has taken place in rural India. However, for all its progress, Manavalakurichi, for instance, still retain sits old character. It is still a land of fisherfolk, people who constantly battle with the stormy seas to earn a living. But there is a change : now there are three co-operatives which find a good market for their catch in the hinterland.


A film on the synthesis of images. The symbolic image of Mahatma Gandhi, the metamorphosis of life as in bull's image, the love of Gods in Madurai and the closing of identity in an active situation has been executed textually and environmentally in terms of cinema with the principal intention of alienating both the image and the action to make a protest against violence,