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NFDC digitally restores and launches 6 classics

MUMBAI: The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) has launched six classics on DVD under its title ‘Cinemas of India’.


The films -- Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Ketan Mehta’s Mirch Masala, Govind Nihalani’s Party, Sudhir Mishra’s Dharavi and Shyam Benegal’s Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda -- have been digitally restored and re-released in the market in association with Shemaroo Home Videos.


Said NFDC MD Nina Lath Gupta, "We are happy to launch home videos of these classic movies under the brand ‘Cinemas of India’. The release of the home videos is a subset of the brand, which, besides these releases, focuses on international promotion of Indian films, and filmmakers in major world platforms like Cannes for instance and will also include theatrical releases and promotion of regional films domestically and internationally."


The first five videos will be followed by notable titles like the Pankaj Kapoor-Shabana Azmi starrer Ek Doctor ki Maut by Tapan Sinha, Arun Kaul’s Dikhsha, and two regional titles by KM Madhusudanan and A K Bir, among others.


Last year, NFDC had launched a six DVD pack titled ‘Tagore Stories on Film‘.

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