Narendra Modi to inaugurate National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai on 19 January

Press Trust of India

Jan 18, 2019 10:38:41 IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on 19 January inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema that seeks to portray the over a century-old journey of movies in India.

 Narendra Modi to inaugurate National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai on 19 January

National Museum of Indian Cinema (left), Narendra Modi. Images from Twitter

The state-of-the-art museum has been built at a cost of Rs 140.61 crore and is housed in two buildings – the New Museum Building and the 19th century historic palace Gulshan Mahal – in the Films Division campus in Mumbai, an official statement said.

The museum aims to take its visitors through an absorbing journey of over a century of Indian cinema in a story telling mode with the help of visuals, graphics, artifacts, interactive exhibits and multimedia expositions, it said.

The creation of the museum has been guided by the Museum Advisory Committee headed by noted film maker Shyam Benegal.

An innovation Committee headed by lyricist Prasoon Joshi was also constituted to provide an upgrade to NMIC.

The New Museum building has four exhibition halls divided under the categories—Gandhi and cinema, children's films, technology creativity and Indian cinema and cinema across India.

Gulshan Mahal is a heritage structure which has been restored as part of the NMIC project.

The displays present here showcase the journey of over a hundred years of Indian cinema.

It is divided into nine sections—the origin of cinema, cinema comes to India, Indian silent film, advent of sound, the studio era, the impact of World War II, creative resonance, new wave and beyond, and regional cinema.

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Updated Date: Jan 18, 2019 10:38:41 IST