MUMBAI: Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi opened a festival of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) films for Members of Parliament that started on 30 April 2007.
The retrospective will feature eight prominent NFDC films in different languages, including Agantuk (Bengali), directed by Satyajit Ray, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (Hindi), directed by Kundan Shah, Swara Mandal (Hindi), directed by Rajan Khosa, Antarjali Yatra (Bengali), directed by Goutam Ghose, Marupakkam (Tamil), directed by K S Sethu Madhavan, Shree 420 (Hindi) directed by Raj Kapoor and Mangamma (Malayalam), directed T V Chandran. The screenings will continue upto 18 May 2007.
According to information and broadcasting minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, NFDC is being strengthened to play its role as a support base for good cinema.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting secretary Asha Swarup, in her remarks, said that NFDC is the biggest production house with over 300 films in 15 different Indian languages to its credit. The corporation also has film co-production agreement with 50 international organisations.