Indian Cinema's First National Museum to be inaugurated this weekend

The first National Museum of Indian Cinema will be opened on February 22 by Information & Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari.

By BollywoodMDB Team - February 18, 2014

Peerbhoy Khalakdina's home will now again be opened for all the visitors after being shut for many years. India's first National Museum for Indian Cinema will be inaugurated on February 22 by Information & Broadcasting Minister, Manish Tewari, reportedly.

The place was originally called as Gulshan Abad. The mehfils used to be hosted where five aces of woods were landscaped into Chinese and Japanese gardens. In 1976, the place was only opened for the shooting for the film 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S'. The new museum has given equal emphasis to all regional cinema stalwarts including Bengali, South Indian and North Indian. The visitors can also see rare collection of photographs, equipments, lobby cards, literature, hand-written shooting scripts, CDs, DVDs, interactive computer-aided displays and much more. The other things that can be seen in the museum are Praxinoscope, Thaumatrope, Phenakistoscope, Zeotrope as well as the animation toys used in earlier days.