Pune 09 Feb 17 (PCP NEWS) : Today the veteran actor of Indian Film Industry Amol Palekar handed 12 VHS tapes Tapes to National Film Archive of India (NFAI) said Director, Prakash Magdum here this evening.
Mr Magdum further said that, today we received another valuable addition from Mr Amol Palekar, who is one of the veteran Actor from Indian Film Industry, he handed 12 VHS Tapes to our collection of 3 Classic Indian Serials, Kacchi Dhoop of 1987, Mruganaini of 1991, both Hindi and Paoolkhuna of 1991 of 1993 in Marathi, which were the most popular serials in those days, besides this we have the largest film collection in Asia, now Day by day the Archives are making headway in the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of rare film material from all over the world to people from different walks of life. At present around 10,304 films, 14,678 books related to the film world, 214 regular film periodicals, 14,264 film scripts, 5,658 pamphlets, 55,406 photographs, 5,131 wall posters, 1,752 disc records and 31 audio tapes in the form of cinema history through interviewing veterans on the evolution of the Indian film industry, we have in our folder said Magdum.
Magdum also added that, we have a valuable reference guide for all feature films made in the country with cast, credits and brief synopsis was compiled by B.V. Dharap. Through the NFAI the works of great film makers like Dada Saheb Phalke, Debaki Bose, V. Shantaram, P.C. Barua, Mahboob Khan, Sohrab Modi, Guru Dutt, Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor, Mrinal Sen, Sukdev, S.S. Vasan are now easily accessible. The NFAI has brought out monographs of eminent film makers like Sukhdev, Ritwik Ghatak, Damle and Fatela. Our folder is also added with many foreign films, which includes films of D.W. Griffith, Carl Dryer, Sergei Eienstien, V.I. Pudovkin, Jean Luc Godard, Bergman, Roberto Rosselini, Alexander Dovzkenko, Fritz Lang, Robert Flaherty, Vittorio De Sica, Frederico Fellini, Kenji Mitzoguchi, Akira Kurosawa, Robert Bresson and many to our Archives.
While speaking about the man who brought cinema to India, who was Pioneer and Father of Indian Movies Late Dada Sahib Phalke, Magdum said that,the first reel of the first Indian feature film was salvaged from right under his bed for many years of his death, For most of his ninety seven films he wrote the stories and screenplays as well as directed, photographed, processed and edited himself, Phalke was the Master of Trick Photography in mythological films, Bhasmasur Mohini, Bhakta Prahlad, Setubandhan, Krishan Jamuna. By adding these 12 new tapes, we feel proud for the Treasure which National Film Archive of India haves, said Magdum. PCP/DJ 19 30