Pune: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur on Thursday said that the government has started world’s largest film restoration project under the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM).
The restoration project, with a budget of Rs 363 crore was awarded on May 4, the Minister said in a statement here.
“The restoration project now awarded is set to commence in full swing at National Film Archive of India (NFAI),” said Thakur, who was in Pune to attend the review meeting of the organization.
Under the National Film Heritage Mission, nearly 2,200 films will undergo restoration. The Minister informed that titles have been shortlisted by language wise committees consisting of filmmakers, documentary filmmakers, film historians, and producers, among others.
“National Film Heritage Mission in addition to restoration also involves the on-going preservation processes of film condition assessment, preventive conservation and digitization, with the total allocated budget of Rs 597 crores, which is one of the world’s largest film preservation mission,” Thakur added.