Government committed to preserve cinematic heritage: I&B Secy

PANAJI: Information and Broadcasting Secretary Uday Kumar Varma has said film posters and ancillaries are a treasure of the country‘s film heritage and the government is committed to preserve this heritage for the future generations to appreciate.

Speaking to mediapersons after inaugurating an exhibition on ‘Music & Songs in Indian Cinema‘ by the National Film Archives of India, he said today‘s generation which is used to e-posters finds it difficult to believe that people were crazy about posters of films released in yesteryears.

Goa Chief Secretary of Goa Sanjay Srivastava, Goa Information Secretary Rajiv Verma, and I&B Joint Secretary DP Reddy were present on the occasion.

Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat also visited after the inauguration of the exhibition being held to coincide with the International Film Festival of India.

Music and Songs are integral to Indian cinema since sound came in 1931. Technological developments in sound across the years have been highlighted in this exhibition. The contribution of music directors, singers and lyricists has been discussed. All the exhibits are accompanied with bilingual captions.

Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff inaugurated the ‘Actors Lounge‘ and the ‘Director‘s Lounge‘ at the IFFI Campus.

A special addition to this year‘s cinematic journey of IFFI, the lounges will act as the comfort point for the cinematic luminaries and will provide a venue to relax, meet and network with industry colleagues.

Entertainment Society of Goa CEO Manoj Srivastava said "The Director‘s and Actor‘s Lounge act as a relax zone for our distinguished guests and provide comfort to the stalwarts while they are at IFFI. A platform where creative minds connect and network, the lounges act as the artistic zone of the festival and thus are counted amongst the main attractions in this 42nd IFFI."

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