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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first cinema museum in Mumbai today. For the historic event, the who’s who of Indian film industry including names like Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Poonam Dhillon, Subhash Ghai, AR Rahman, Kartik Aaryan and many more gathered together. Important issues pertaining to the Indian film industry were addressed, following which it was like a party of sorts and social media was thus flooded with selfies and groupfies, some with the PM, some without.

Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty and others at National Museum of Indian Cinema inauguration by Narendra Modi

The National Museum of Film Studio offers visitors an opportunity to explore the science, technology and art of film-making, hands-on experience on various facets associated with making cinema like cameras, lights, shooting, experience of acting — presented in an interactive format. The exhibits displayed include chroma studio, immersive experience zone, stop-motion animation studio, virtual makeover studio and more.

Designed by the National Council of Science Museums, it was first envisaged in 1997, and set up in the 19th century heritage bungalow, Gulshan Mahal and in another adjacent modern five-storied building, spread across 12,000 sq metres, in the heart of south Mumbai. The new building has four exhibition halls, including one which shows “Gandhi & Cinema” which features not only the movies made on Mahatma Gandhi, but also showcases the deep impact his life had on cinema.

The museum comprises more than three dozen interactive galleries devoted to cinema and its journey from the silent era to talkies, black-and-white to colour, from the celluloid films era to digital technology and a children’s activity gallery. It is divided into 9 sections comprising “The Origin of Cinema“, “Cinema comes to India“, “Indian Silent Film“, “Advent of Sound“, “The Studio Era“, “The impact of World War II“, “Creative Resonance“, “New Wave and Beyond” and “Regional Cinema“.

The NMIC project was undertaken by the state-owned Navratna public sector undertaking, NBCC (India) Ltd, and is a delightful treat for historians, tourists and film buffs from all over the world thronging the country’s film headquarters.

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