Pune’s NFAI to restore Satyajit Ray’s Film Pratidwandi

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On the occasion of  legendary film director Satyajit Ray’s birth centenary year, Pune ­based National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has started the process of restoring Ray’s films as part of National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM).

  • “Pratidwandi” film is based on Sunil Gandopadhyay’s novel of the same name,  
  • It is the first of his films to be taken  up for restoration. 
  • It is the first film in the Calcutta trilogy,the other being , Seemabaddha , and Jana Aranya.
  • The films were made in Bengali.

Satyajit Ray  received an Honorary Academy Award(Oscar award) in 1992.


National Film Archive of India (NFAI)

The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) was established as a media unit of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in February 1964 to:

  • trace, acquire and preserve for posterity the heritage of Indian cinema;
  • to classify, document data and undertake research relating to films;
  • to act as a centre for the dissemination of film culture.


National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM)

The NFHM was started in 2017 by the I&B Ministry with a mandate to collect, assess, and preserve film reels as well as non-film materials associated with cinema, such as posters, flyers, or booklets, which have historical and aesthetic value.

  • National Film Archive of India (NFAI) is the nodal organization for the implementation of this project.

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