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Rise of The Studio System in Western India

The film traces the rise of the studios system from silent era till its golden period before World War II, when there was the transition from the cottage industry stage to an industrial one. After 1945 there was a decline due to various reasons.

I Am 100 Years Young

The history of world cinema has been a long and glorious account of steady emergence to reach the dimensions and industry marked by the production of the first film by Lois and August Lumiere, screened in March 1896. I AM HUNDRED YEARS YOUNG, brings to us the Indian Cinema to all its variety and versatility, its glory and greatness, not forgetting the tinsel world.

A Tradition of Honour

The Indian Army has a glorious tradition behind it. It has won battle spurs and honours across three continents. Officers and soldiers of the Indian Army continue to uphold this tradition of honour.

Rise of The Studio System - Southern Region

The film documents the early history of South Indian Cinema studios, their way of working, transition from cottage industry to Hollywood influenced type of studios. The In-house employment given to artist, technicians and the methods of working.

Glimpses of Indian Animation

This film traces the origins of Indian Animation and brings to light important landmarks of animation development as it evolved with time. From the pioneering work of Dada Saheb Phalke in creating stop motion of match sticks for his film “Agkadyanchi Mouj” to the present day high-tech computer animation, the film recognizes contribution of many other individuals and institutions like Films Division's which started the Cartoon Film Unit..

Kailash At Ellora

The grandeur of the rock-cut carvings of the Kailash temple in the Ellora caves is highlighted in this film Situated 18 miles north west of Aurangabad, these caves still remain an architectural marvel even today.

Jallianwalla Bagh

The massacre of Jallianwalla Bagh is a flash point of history and heritage of our nation. For the making of this film, material was collected from various sources in India and abroad. Filmic material was procured from newsreel organisations in Europe which were operating in India during the first half of the 20th Century and archival material from India Office Library, London, Nehru Museum and the National Archives. This film tries to bring home the role played by this incident in our struggle for freedom.

Beating Retreat

This short film depicts the colourful ceremony of beating the retreat Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. The film is a feast of music provided by the bands of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Tezpur 1962

Film highlighting the brave efforts of the members of Youth Emergency Organization to guard the Tezpur Town, Assam during the last three days of Chinese aggression of 1962.

The Beginning

It requires great courage and uprightness to fight againstin justice and corruption prevailing in various walks of life. Mohan, in this film, experiences the vicissitudes of the system around.