Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to unveil the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) that has come up in a 19th-century heritage bungalow and a modern building in the country's film capital; an official confirmed on Thursday.
It will call for a grand ceremony which will take place on 19th January and celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, A.R.Rahman, David Dhawan, Rohit Shetty, Waheeda Rehman, Jeetendra, Asha Parekh, Raveena Tandon, Pankaj Kapoor, Rakesh Mehra will be also present at the event.
The NMIC will have a lot in their arena for all the film students in the context of the history of Indian cinema. There are also film sets, props, film tapes, soundtracks, trailers, transparencies and a rich collection of film-related literature and memorabilia depicting Indian film history in chronological order.
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-storeyed building, spread across 12,000 sq. metres. 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 film rolls era to digital technology and a children's activity gallery.
The NMIC project was undertaken by the state-owned Navratna public sector undertaking, NBCC (India) Ltd, and promises to be a delightful treat for historians, tourists and film buffs from all over the world thronging the country's film headquarters. A moment of pride for the film fraternity members.