New Delhi.9th Sept: .India is the largest film producing country in the World, We produce more than 1000 films in 28 official languages, there are 12000 theatres and 15 million people see cinema every day. We sell 5 billion tickets every year and 3.5 million people are working in this industry” informed Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios at Focus 2011 at the beginning of the seminar on Indian Film Industry specially planned on the occasion of 58th National Film Awards by ASSOCHAM.
Indian Cinema is well accepted by more than 60 countries and the whole World see Indian Cinema. “Foreign film production houses are finding the Indian film market attractive, according to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil. “Indian movie companies are also going global, finding new markets and deepening their existing presence” she said at 58th National Film Awards function.
“The medium of cinema imposes a great responsibility on everyone associated with the film industry to use the power of cinema to do good for society, through the portrayal of attitudes that help in building a tolerant and harmonious society” said Smt. Prathibha Patil President of India She stated creativity knew no barrier of age and the human spirit had always been striving for excellence.
Later Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said the Government had moved forward in setting up the National Film Heritage Mission. The greatest benefit of the mission would be to enable the preservation of invaluable filmic heritage of the country which was an integral part of the socio-cultural.
The year 2013 would mark the centenary year of Indian Cinema as the country’s first indigenous feature film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ by DG Phalke was produced in 1913. This centenary would be a milestone in India’s cinematic journey and needed to be showcased and celebrated.