NFDC organizes 15 days of online patriotic film festival

Aug 6: National Film Development Corporation is organizing a first of its kind, online patriotic film festival. The festival, a part of Independence Day Celebrations 2020 by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, begins on 7th August, 2020 and runs till 21st August. 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.comfree of cost.

Critically acclaimed films from various Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati and Malayalam will showcased in the festival. The selection showcases a consolidated collection of films from National Film Development Corporation (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 (, 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.

The films which will be showcased are:

Sl.No.Name of the FilmLanguageYearDirector
1Gandhi (Accessible)Hindi1982Sir Richard Attenborough
2GandhiHindi1982Sir Richard Attenborough
3ChittagongHindi2012Bedabrata Pain
4The Legend Of Bhagat SinghHindi2002RajkumarSantoshi
5Tango CharlieHindi2005Mani Shankar
7Gandhi Se Mahatma TakHindi1996ShyamBenegal
8Qayamat – City Under ThreatHindi2003Harry Baweja
9Batallion 609Hindi2019BrijeshBatuknathTripathi
10PehlaAadmiHindi1950Bimal Roy
11Life of Netaji Subhash Chandra BoseHindi2004Live Footage/NFAI
12Bapu Ne KahaTha (Gandhiji’s Saying)Hindi1962Vijay Bhatt
13AbhiKal Hi Ki Baat Hai (Not So Long Ago)Hindi1970Clement Baptista
14HedaHoda (The Blind Camel)Hindi2003Vinod Ganatra
15ChotaSipahi (The Little Soldier)Hindi/English2004JayshreeKanal& A S Kanal
16The Making of the MahatmaEnglish1996ShyamBenegal
17VeeraPandiyaKattabommanTamil1959B. RamakrishnaiahPanthulu
18RojaTamil1992Mani Ratnam
19Andhra KesariTamil1983Vijaychander
201971- Beyond BordersMalayalam2017Major Ravi
21VandaeMaatharamMalayalam2010T. Aravind
23UdayerPathey (Towards the Light)Bengali1944Bimal Roy
2442/Forty-two/BiyallishBengali1949Hemen Gupta
25Subhash ChandraBengali1966Piyush Bose
27Harun ArunGujarati2009Vinod Ganatra
28Senani Sane GurujiMarathi1995Ramesh Deo
29Spread The Light of Freedom (HarDil Main JagayenRashtraJyot)Musical1996Films Division
30The Flag (My India, Our India)Musical1999Films Division
31Ae VatanTereLiyeHindi1999Films Division
32ShahadatHindi2001Films Division
33NM0552 : VandeMataramHindi2007Films Division
34Sat SatPranamHindi2008Films Division
35SatyamevaJayateHindi1972Films Division
3613 04 1919 (L.V.)Hindi2019Films Division
37India IndependentEnglish1949Films Division
38India Wins FreedomEnglish1985Films Division
39We The People of IndiaEnglish1986Films Division
401857 – A SaluteEnglish2008Films Division
41The Flag Flies HighEnglish2011Films Division
42Sardar Patel : A Nation Stands UnitedEnglish2016Films Division
43A Song EternalEnglish1976Films Division
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