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    Eka khūbasūrata jahāza / Catalog Record Only Documentary on the impact of the 1945 atom bomb explosion on Hiroshima-shi and Nagasaki-shi, Japan.
    • Date: 2005
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    Shaheed /
    Śahīda Catalog Record Only
    Shaheed is a nationalist film set in the context of the Quit India movement and the ensuing wave of terrorist actions in the mid 1940s; depicts India's struggle for independence.
    • Date: 2010
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    Lagaan, once upon a time in India Catalog Record Only This is a story about the resilience shown by the Indians when they were under British Rule. They were already taxed to the bone, but when Jack Russell announces that he will double the Lagaan (tax) from all villagers, they decide to oppose it. Leading the villagers is a handsome young man named Bhuvan, who challenges them to a game of cricket, to be ...
    • Contributor: Gowariker, Ashutosh - Khan, Aamir - Rahman, A. R. - Singh, Gracy - Shelley, Rachel - Blackthorne, Paul - Mulay, Suhasini - Kharbanda, Kulbhushan - Yadav, Raghuvir - Excel Home Videos (Firm) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007
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    Jodhaa Akbar / Catalog Record Only Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa. Political success knew no bounds for Emperor Akbar (Hrithik Roshan); after having secured the Hindu Kush, he furthered his realm by conquest until his empire extended from Afghanistan to the Bay of Bengal, and ...
    • Date: 2008
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    In defence of our dreams.
    In defense of our dreams. Catalog Record Only
    Series: includes lectures by various scholars and activists, and two documentaries. Examines multiple issues from Indian history, civics, gender issues and politics that are being dictated by caste and religion-based agendas. Demonstrates how such issues led to Gujarat riots in 2002 and discusses what needs to be done to prevent it from happening again. On this disc is the documentary, Zulmatoṃ̄ ke daura meṃ̄ ...
    • Date: 2004
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    Ekata = Unity /
    Unity | Ekta Catalog Record Only
    India is a vast and diverse country where people of many religions, sects, cultures and identity live. The country can thrive only when there is unity in this diversity. Using examples of the past where our mutual animosities made it possible for outsiders to invade and dominate the country, Ekta emphasises the importance of national unity in the eyes of children.
    • Contributor: Sharma, Kidar - Children's Film Society (India)
    • Date: 1980
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    Bhārata eka khoja = Bharat ek khoj /
    Bharat ek khoj Catalog Record Only
    This is a 53-episode Indian historical drama based on the book The Discovery of India (1946) by Jawaharlal Nehru, that dramatically unfolds the 5000 year history of India from its beginnings to the coming of independence in 1947.
    • Date: 2007
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    Mughal-e-Azam /
    Mughal-i-Aʻẓam | K. Asif's Mughal-e-Azam Catalog Record Only
    Salim (Nuruddin Salim Jahangir) the son of Emperor Akbar, the ruler of India, falls in love with Anarkali, a courtesan. The Emperor reminds him that his wife must be of royal blood and decides to separate them. When Akbar's pressure gets too much for Anarkali, Salim declares war on his father but he loses the battle. Akbar sentences Salim to death but in keeping ...
    • Date: 2005
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    Jahan Ara /
    Jaham̐ Ārā Catalog Record Only
    Mirza Yusuf Changezi has known Jahan Ara since childhood, and both have been good friends. After they grow up, things are not quite the same, as Jahan Ara's dad is none other than Emperor Shah Jahan, and men are not permitted to meet with the princess under any circumstance. But Jahan and Mirza do meet secretly and promise to marry each other. Misfortune visits ...
    • Date: 2009
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    Rang de basanti : a generation awakens /
    Generation awakens Catalog Record Only
    Rang de basanti is a story about the youth of India today. Arriving in India, a UK graduate enlists a gang of college students to participate in a documentary about India's freedom fighters. Initially, these students scoff at the ideals and people of the past, but Sue wishes to showcase to the world the efforts of these young revolutionaries and the enormity of their ...
    • Date: 2006
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    Gadar--ek prem katha / Catalog Record Only In 1947, Tara, a Sikh truck driver in Punjab, meets and falls in love with a wealthy Muslim girl named Sakina, during anti-Muslim riots whom he saves, courts and marries. Years later, Sakina travels to Pakistan to visit her father, now the mayor of a small Pakistan city, who tries to seperate her and Tara and force her into an arranged marriage with a ...
    • Date: 2005
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    Nasīma = Naseem = Nasīm
    Naseem | Nasīm Catalog Record Only
    Naseem means the morning breeze. It's the name of a young girl who lives with her family in Bombay. The year is 1992. This was a year when India, as a nation, went through traumatic times. A mosque was demolished and the riots, slaughter and savagery that followed have left wounds that will take years to heal. Naseem is the private story of a ...
    • Contributor: Mirza, Saeed Akhtar - Bhatia, Vanraj - National Film Development Corporation of India
    • Date: 2012
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    Veer / Catalog Record Only Veer Pratap Singh is a Pindari Prince and the son of a Pindari warrior who was known for his great battles to free India from British rule. Veer wishes to continue his father's legacy by leading a movement of Pindaris against the British in order to free both the Rajasthani Kingdom of Madhavghar and the rest of India from the great colonial power.
    • Date: 2010
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    Anarkali /
    Filmistan's Anarkali | Anārakalī Catalog Record Only
    A historical drama with film songs of a Mughal romance in which Prince Salim (Majnun Salim Akbar son of Akbar) falls in love with the commoner Anarkali. They never could marry and in the end Anarkali is buried alive. Anarkali looks at the mythical and legendary love of Prince Salim (Pradeep Kumar), the son of Akbar with the court dancer Anarkali (Bina Rai), a ...
    • Date: 2008
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    Sardar /
    Saradāra, the iron man of India | Iron man of India Catalog Record Only
    This biographical epic on Saradār Vallabhabhai Paṭela,1875-1950, concentrates on the last five years of Sardar's life from 1945 when he was a key figure in solving the myriad debilitating problems that India faced in its pre and post Independence period.
    • Date: 2005
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    Mangal Pandey-- the rising / Catalog Record Only This film is based on the life of Mangal Pande, d. 1857, an Indian nationalist who led the Sepoy Mutiny, 1857-1858. This mutiny is also known as India's First War of Independence as these freedom fighters installed a Mughal ruler as emperor of Hindustan. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy in the army controlled by the East India Company. It was only a rumor that ...
    • Date: 2005
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    Svatantratā kī aura
    Towards freedom Catalog Record Only
    Documentary on India's freedom struggle.
    • Contributor: Thapa, N. S. (Narain Singh) - Alur, Bhanumurthy - India. Films Division
    • Date: 1985
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    Svarājanāmā /
    Swarajnama Catalog Record Only
    Dramatic presentation of India's struggle for freedom from British occupation 1765 - 1947.
    • Date: 2007
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    Gandhi, my father / Catalog Record Only The world knows about Mahatma Gandhi's role in the Indian freedom movement and as a social reformer. But there are large gaps in our knowledge of Gandhi as a person and a family man, particularly the tumultuous relationship with Harilal, his eldest son. Set against one of politically most turbulent times in India, the film tells an intensely personal story of a father struggling ...
    • Date: 2007
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    Tamas / Catalog Record Only This TV miniseries ("Darkness" in English) became famous in India in the mid/late 80s for its realistic depiction of the partition of the Indian subcontinent. The film is based on the book by Brisham Sahni, himself a refugee to India from West Punjab, now in Pakistan. Thus fittingly, this epic looks at Partition from an Indian Punjabi perspective, as the fate of Sikh and ...
    • Date: 2011
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    Hamāre gāṃva meṃ hamārā rājya /
    Self rule Catalog Record Only
    Documentary on autonomy movement by the tribals of Jharkhand and tribal self rule through panchayats and gram sabha.
    • Date: 2005
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    Eka thī Gulāba : film on Padmashree Gulab Bai of Nautanki tradition /
    Rose called Gulab | Ek thi Gulab : Catalog Record Only
    The journey of a legendary artist (d. 1996), who was perhaps the first femal actress to join the male dominated Nautanki show. A self-trained artist, from a humble farmer's family of Balpora, an adept actress, gifted with a sweet voice, with myriad modulations, fluxions. Gulab will be remembered for her untiring efforts for rejuvenating the eclectic tradition of folk theatre, which had been on ...
    • Date: 200?
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    Vikāsa bandūka kī nāla se / Catalog Record Only This film examines state orchestrated violence against indigenous and local people whenever they protest against development projects on their lands. The filmmakers present examples from all over the India. In each case, the local police force has been deployed to brutalise and even kill protestors, often on trumped up charges of violence.
    • Date: 2002
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    Massey sahib / Catalog Record Only In a small, tribal district town in Central India in 1929, Francis Massey is the 'English type babu' at the Deputy Commissioner's office. Massey believes that because he is christian and can speak English, he is a cut above other Indians and not very different from the white sahibs he serves. For a man of lowly birth, Massey has risen to a dizzying height. ...
    • Contributor: Krishen, Pradip - Bhatia, Vanraj - National Film Development Corporation of India
    • Date: 1986
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    Bajirao Mastani : the love story of a warrior Catalog Record Only Bajirao-Mastani immortalizes the journey of star-crossed lovers against the backdrop of war. Set in eighteenth century Hindustan, this romantic war drama is a tale of passion, bravery, betrayal and above all, love.
    • Contributor: Bhansali, Sanjay Leela - Lulla, Kishore - Ināmadāra, Nā. S - Eros International Media (Firm)
    • Date: 2016
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    Train to Pakistan /
    Ṭarain ṭū Pākistān | Ṭ̄rena ṭū Pākistāna Catalog Record Only
    "Tensions run high near the border of British India, which is about to be partitioned with a new country called Pakistan. Sikhs living in this border town have heard numerous stories of Muslims killing, raping, and looting other Sikhs, Hindus, and Christians, and many of whom are their friends and relatives. Enraged at the loss of law and order, they plan their own attack ...
    • Contributor: Gupta, Ravi - Pandit, R. V. (Raj Vasant) - Rooks, Pamela - Pandey, Nirmal - Kapur, Rajit - Dutta, Divya - Kuldeep Singh - Khushwant Singh - National Film Development Corporation of India - Pan Pictures (Firm) - Rooks A.V. (Firm) - Channel Four Films (Firm) - Mohan Chopra Productions (Firm) - Jorden Electronics (New Delhi, India) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Hey Ram an experiment with truth by Kamal Haasan /
    Bharat Shah & Kamal Haasan presents Raajkamal Films International's Hey Ram Catalog Record Only
    The movie begins at present day with Saketh Ram, an 89 year old South Indian Brahmin who is dying. The scene reverts back to the past as Saketh remembers the 1940's, when he and his good friend, Amjad Ali Khan were archaeologists working together under their boss, Mortimer Wheeler, in Mohanjodaro (Indus River Valley Civilization) in Karachi. Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed ...
    • Date: 2004
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    Aur Irani chai / Catalog Record Only Documentary on the Iranians who own and manage cafes (famous for Irani tea) as their family business in Bombay, India.
    • Date: 2004
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    Jhansi ki raani /
    Jhāṃsī kī rānī Catalog Record Only
    On the life of Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi, d. 1858.
    • Date: 2006