Cinema has created an identity for India in the world: I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

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Minister visits the National Museum of Indian Cinema ; says it is a must see attraction in Mumbai

Mumbai, 21st April 2022

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur today visited the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) located at the Films Division Complex on Pedder Road, Mumbai.

The Museum housed in two buildings – the 19th century heritage structure the Gulshan Mahal and the custom built New Museum Building, caught the attention of the Minister. After taking a visual tour of the Museum, the Minister remarked  “National Museum of Indian Cinema is a must-visit for those interested in films especially Indian films; your visit to Mumbai will be incomplete if you don’t visit NMIC when you are in Mumbai.”

Shri Thakur encouraged the film buffs and film enthusiasts across the country to visit the NMIC to know about the history of Indian cinema and its evolution. “Spend some time here in NMIC and the Museum will take you back 100 years, when cinema was made without any modern day technology or equipment,” he said. “Today we talk about Animation, Visual Effects, Graphics and  Gaming, technology, but here we will get to see how films were made in those days in the absence of these and what progress has been made until today,” he added.   The Minister also remarked about the pain taken by the film makers and technicians of those times in carrying such big cameras on rough terrain to shoot films. He said how technology has brought ease to human life and to film making itself.