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PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema

PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai on 19 Jan.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by a host of Bollywood stars including veteran actor Manoj Kumar, Aamir Khan, Kangana Ranaut, filmmaker Karan Johar, director Rohit Shetty and Zero director Aanand L Rai. 

The museum will take the visitors on a journey from the silent era of the Indian cinema to the current hi-tech studios.

The museum has four halls named Gandhi and Cinema, Children’s Film Studio, Technology, Creativity and Indian Cinema and Cinema across India.

General Knowledge on Indian Cinema

Who is popularly known as 'Father of Indian Cinema'?    

  • Dadasaheb Phalke

Which was the first sound film?

  • Alam Aara directed by Aardeshir Irani

Which was the first air-conditioned cinema theatre in India? 

  • Regal Cinema Located in Mumbai

Who was the first Indian to win an Oscar?  

  • Bhanu Athaiya for the costume design of the film "Gandhi"

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