Bollywood Museum to be made in Mumbai celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema

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Ambika Soni

MUMBAI: The first Indian movie Dadasaheb Phalke’s ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was released on May 3rd, 1913. Next year, May, the Indian film Industry will complete a 100 yrs.

"There are a few interesting projects to commemorate the centenary of Indian cinema. We are planning to open a museum of Indian cinema. The museum will be in Mumbai, in the heritage building of Gulshan Mahal. It will be ready before May 2013,"  said Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ambika Soni at the 59th National Film Awards ceremony at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

The museum will chronicle the history of the industry and its global impact. It will be a storehouse of information, artefacts, equipments like cameras, editing and recording machines, projectors, costumes, photographs and other material. The properties, dresses, sets, tapes, vintage equipment, posters, copies of important films, prints, promotional leaflets, developing equipment books, biographies, sound tracks, trailers, transparencies, cinema magazines and statistics covering film distribution are also expected to be displayed in a chronological manner.