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An Image - S. Sukhdev ( Ek Akar )

A short biographical dealing with the life and work of the legendary documentary film maker - S. Sukhdev, or Sukh as his friends called him. Born on October 1, 1933 at Dehradun, Sukhdev learnt film making from Paul Zill, the noted German documentary film maker who made India his home. Right from his first film Evolution and Races of Man, Sukhdev made his mark. And Miles to Go, After the Eclipse, India 67, and Nine Months to Freedom, a monumental record of the birth of Bangladesh are some of his noted films.

Bharata Natyam

Featuring the danseuse Kamala, the film explains the unique features in the technique of Bharat Natyam. It also presents the various dance numbers of Bharat Natyam beginning with the 'Jati Swaram'.

Wild But Friendly

India is rich in wild life with several sanctuaries for the preservation of bird and animal life. This film shows the various species of fauna in the country. It is primarily meant for T.V. audiences.

An Encounter With Faces

This film, without narration, attempts to capture the mood and plight of the children's homes at Dongri and Mankhurd in Bombay. The delinquent children themselves narrate their problems and socio-economic plight they have to suffer. The film attempts to make general public aware about the condition of these delinquent children while emphasising the need for their rehabilitation.

Feminine Fashions

The costumes of Indian women and the accessories which go with them are shown in this film besides the saree, a popular wear, the documentary exhibits the pherar of Kashmiri women, colourful dresses of the Khasi and Naga women of Assam, the salwar and Kameez of the Punjab and the garara and odhani worn by girls from Uttar Pradesh.


The film portrays the various aspects of the personality of the great Maestro, Ustad Allaudin Khan.

Ustad Alla Rakha

The Film Depicts the art and life of the Table Maestro. Ustad Alla Rakha who has played a major role in popularizing and elevating the status of this instrument on a global level.

Moments With The Maestro (Pandit Ravi Shankar)

This is an abridged version the film "Ravi Shankar". "Ravi Shankar" is a film portrait of the Sitar Maestro, depicting through a series of interviews and recitals his versatile personality as a well-known classical performer and a creative composer of Indian Music.

Birju Maharaj

The film gives a brief account of the achievements of Kathak dancer,Birju Maharaj. It also brings out some interesting glimpses of Birju Maharaj's personal life.

Dastan - E - Alam Ara

Made in 1932, India's first talkie was Alam Ara made by ArdeshirIrani (1885-1968). This film (print not in existence) through available stills and a song presents the story of the original film -Alam Ara.