- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 19, 2019 inaugurating the country’s first National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) at Films Division of India premises in Mumbai.
- The National Museum of Indian Cinema depicts the Indian film industry’s journey’s from the silent era to the contemporary time.
- The state-of-the-art museum, built at a cost of about 141 crore rupees has been curated by National Council of Science Museums.
- Built by NBCC (India) Limited and the museum is housed in an elegant 19th-century heritage bungalow, Gulshan Mahal, on the Films’ Division premises.
- The museum has a total built-up area of 12,000sq. metres and displays have been divided into nine sections, ranging from the origin of cinema, silent era, studio-era new wave cinema and regional cinema.
- The building has four exhibition Halls. First one is about Mahatma Gandhi and his impact on Indian cinema; second is Children’s Film Studio which gives visitors, especially children an insight into the art of film making.
- The third hall has been dedicated to showcasing the creativity and use of technology by Indian filmmakers over the years while the fourth one shows the vibrant cinematographic culture across India.
The museum celebrates every aspect of the complex art of filmmaking and honors films as an essential component of India's soft power & beacons of India's socio-cultural history pic.twitter.com/Rx6FVO5oLQ
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) January 19, 2019