First patriotic film festival online begins on August 7

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New Delhi: The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) is organising a first-of-its-kind online patriotic film festival in India. The festival, which is a part of the Independence Day Celebrations 2020 by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, begins on August 7, 2020, and would run till August 21. 

The festival will showcase Indian history that marks the bravery of our freedom fighters and aims to create a festive and patriotic mood among Indians across the globe.

The festival will showcase high-quality Independence Day -themed patriotic films daily at the websitewww.cinemasofindia.com free of cost.

Critically acclaimed films from various Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati and Malayalam will be showcased in the festival. The selection showcases a consolidated collection of films from NFDC, National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Children's Film Society India (CFSI) and Films Division.

Moreover, for the first time ever, the film Gandhi (1982) by Sir Richard Attenborough will be made accessible and can be enjoyed by people with vision and hearing impairment. The link will be hosted on the website of MIB (mib.gov.in), and the social media handles of Press Information Bureau and MyGov. Additionally, the same link will be shared with the Ministry of External Affairs for sharing it further with the Indian missions abroad.

Independence Day Film Festival 2020 - Film List

Sl.No.

Name of the Film

Language

Year

Director

1

Gandhi (Accessible)

Hindi

1982

Sir Richard Attenborough

2

Gandhi

Hindi

1982

Sir Richard Attenborough

3

Chittagong

Hindi

2012

Bedabrata Pain

4

The Legend Of Bhagat Singh

Hindi

2002

RajkumarSantoshi

5

Tango Charlie

Hindi

2005

Mani Shankar

6

Khakhee

Hindi

2004

RajkumarSantoshi

7

Gandhi Se Mahatma Tak

Hindi

1996

ShyamBenegal

8

Qayamat – City Under Threat

Hindi

2003

Harry Baweja

9

Batallion 609

Hindi

2019

BrijeshBatuknathTripathi

10

PehlaAadmi

Hindi

1950

Bimal Roy

11

Life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Hindi

2004

Live Footage/NFAI

12

Bapu Ne KahaTha (Gandhiji’s Saying)

Hindi

1962

Vijay Bhatt

13

AbhiKal Hi Ki Baat Hai (Not So Long Ago)

Hindi

1970

Clement Baptista

14

HedaHoda (The Blind Camel)

Hindi

2003

Vinod Ganatra

15

ChotaSipahi (The Little Soldier)

Hindi/English

2004

JayshreeKanal& A S Kanal

16

The Making of the Mahatma

English

1996

ShyamBenegal

17

VeeraPandiyaKattabomman

Tamil

1959

B. RamakrishnaiahPanthulu

18

Roja

Tamil

1992

Mani Ratnam

19

Andhra Kesari

Tamil

1983

Vijaychander

20

1971- Beyond Borders

Malayalam

2017

Major Ravi

21

VandaeMaatharam

Malayalam

2010

T. Aravind

22

Uttarayanam

Malayalam

1974

G.Aravindan

23

UdayerPathey (Towards the Light)

Bengali

1944

Bimal Roy

24

42/Forty-two/Biyallish

Bengali

1949

Hemen Gupta

25

Subhash Chandra

Bengali

1966

Piyush Bose

26

HagaluVesha

Kannada

2000

Baraguru
Ramachandrappa

27

Harun Arun

Gujarati

2009

Vinod Ganatra

28

Senani Sane Guruji

Marathi

1995

Ramesh Deo

29

Spread The Light of Freedom (HarDil Main JagayenRashtraJyot)

Musical

1996

Films Division

30

The Flag (My India, Our India)

Musical

1999

Films Division

31

Ae VatanTereLiye

Hindi

1999

Films Division

32

Shahadat

Hindi

2001

Films Division

33

NM0552 : VandeMataram

Hindi

2007

Films Division

34

Sat SatPranam

Hindi

2008

Films Division

35

SatyamevaJayate

Hindi

1972

Films Division

36

13 04 1919 (L.V.)

Hindi

2019

Films Division

37

India Independent

English

1949

Films Division

38

India Wins Freedom

English

1985

Films Division

39

We The People of India

English

1986

Films Division

40

1857 - A Salute

English

2008

Films Division

41

The Flag Flies High

English

2011

Films Division

42

Sardar Patel : A Nation Stands United

English

2016

Films Division

43

A Song Eternal

English

1976

Films Division

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