NFDC digitises classic films

MUMBAI: The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has picked a few classic films like Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) and Ketan Mehta’s Mirch Masala (1987) among many others for digital restoration that will involve betterment of the video quality of the films and the sound as well as.

Other films that have also been taken up for digitisation include Govind Nihalani’s Party (1984), Shyam Benegal’s Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992) and Sudhir Mishra’s Dharavi (1991).

Apart from the Hindi movies mentioned above, the corporation will also release re-mastered films of other regional languages. “Our endeavour has always been to be able to restore and protect cinema of all languages. With this title, we will be reaching out to newer (and younger) audiences with cinema that could have been lost in today’s day-and-age. We will release such packages regularly. The first lot, of course, will come out in February,” said NFDC senior official Rajesh Das in a statement.

Six such titles will be made available to audiences this month on home video.

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