The National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) showcasing India’s rich film heritage over the past 100 years, will open in the city next month. Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Manish Tewari announced this at an awards function recently.
“As Indian cinema enters a new century, the national museum of Indian cinema is a small tribute of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to the great film heritage of India. We have also launched a Rs 600 crore National Film Heritage Mission to digitise the best Indian cinematic works and archive them for the benefit of future generations,” said Tewari.
The museum will be a ready-reckoner of the history of Indian cinema. Through its interactive galleries, it will trace the evolution of celluloid from the Lumiere Brothers, RajaHarishchandra onwards.