Want to revisit the magic of Satyajit Ray or the realism of Goutam Ghose? Nostalgic about the one-liners in
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron
? You can now unleash a stream of your favourite celluloid memories at the click of a mouse.
Keeping up with the times, National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has decided to stream movies produced by the film promotion body on their site www.nfdcindia.com. As a promotional offer, films will be available for viewing on payment of an annual subscription of about $ 50 (a little more than Rs 2,500 at current rates). There is no limit on the number of films that may be viewed.
“Internet streaming has become very popular and we would create a domain dedicated to showcase movies on a platform where they can be watched by everyone,” NFDC managing director Nina Gupta told Hindustan Times.
The subscription prices are liable to change depending on how the site does. It will be launched on April 6.
Apart from 50 movies produced by NFDC, small filmmakers who might not have the resources to promote their films could be considered later. Money made from the initiative would be invested in film restoration. The movies first to be streamed will be those in the ‘catalogue’ section on the site.