At Jaykar Bungalow: Reel by reel, a journey into the history of Indian cinema

Jaykar Bungalow was once home to Mukundrao Ramrao Jaykar, a barrister who was also the first vice-chancellor of the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Over 31,000 film reels 'lost or destroyed' at National Films Archives of India: CAG report

One of the purposes of the National Films Archives of India or NFAI is to trace, acquire and preserve for the use of posterity, the heritage of national cinema and representative collection of world cinema.


On your marquee, get set, go: Sri Lankan films at Pune fest

In its previous years, the festival has turned the spotlight on Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Iran. The films are a mixed bag in terms of theme.

Number of films at NFAI never verified, projections to I&B fictitious: Former NFAI Director K S Sasidharan

K S Sasidharan, who worked with NFAI for over two decades, serving at its director for five years before retiring in 2008, spoke to Atikh Rashid on these issues, and more.

Locked in Mumbai lab, 'unique single prints' of film classics

The documents show, additionally, that NFAI got to know of the dispute just a month after the premises had been sealed in 2010 as the owner had approached court.

NFAI gets 1,000 rare photos of Marathi cinema’s glorious past

Prakash Magdum, director, NFAI, termed the collection as extraordinary. Pointing out at the quality of these photographs, he said, “It is a really invaluable addition to NFAI’s ever-growing collection of Indian cinematic heritage.” The collection was unveiled during a function


NFAI acquires 1,790 songbooks of Hindi films from 1934 to 2012

They not only have lyrics of songs from the movies, but even information such as cast, credits and story line.

Remembering the bard: Four-day NFAI fest begins in Pune, to screen films adapted from Shakespearean plays

The festival is being organised by National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in collaboration with English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS) on the occasion of the 400th death anniversary of the Bard.

Censored film scenes rest safely in NFAI vaults

Nearly 20,000 film scenes ‘cut’ by censor board over decades are stored.

India is in a critical situation in terms of film archiving, says US expert

Senior curator Paolo Cherchi Usai speaks about the need, challenges and technicalities of film preservation and restoration, where India stands, the damage done so far and how film preservation can emerge as a career option in future.