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National Film Archive of India acquires 2,500 film posters

Acquisition includes posters of 90 films starring Amitabh Bachchan including Sanjog (1971)
Acquisition includes posters of 90 films starring Amitabh Bachchan including Sanjog (1971)

The Pune-based National Film Archive of India (NFAI) yesterday said it has acquired 2,500 film posters of Indian cinema. The collection includes nearly 1,500 Hindi film posters, besides those from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. The posters date back from as early as 1942 to recent times.

Prakash Magdum, director, NFAI, says, "There has been a significant addition to NFAI's ever-growing collection of film-related material. We appeal to cinema lovers to come forward and provide films and film-related material so that it can be preserved for future generations."

The highlight of the acquisition is a rare six-sheet poster of K A Asif's Mughal-e-Azam (1960). Another highlight are posters of 90 films, starring Amitabh Bachchan, which includes one of his earliest movies, Sanjog (1971) and his unreleased film, Zamaanat.

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