Govt to co-produce film on legendary Tatya Tope

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New Delhi, Dec 31 (UNI) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will produce a film on India's freedom struggle, centered at the legendary freedom fighter 'Tatya Tope'.

The film, to be named 'Tatya', will be produced in partnership with the private producer Firoz Nadiadwala, at a cost of Rs 50 crore with 50:50 contribution from the Government and the private film production house, said Minister of Information&Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs P R Dasmunsi here today.

The film will be directed by Vinay Shukla and is expected to be ready by August 15, 2008.

Earlier, the Minister released the official wall calendar as well as desk calendar for the year 2008 brought out by DAVP.

The six-sheeter wall calendar titled 'India @ 60' is a pictorial depiction of the nation's progress in the last 60 years.

The desk calendar commemorates 150 years of first war of independence and the country's freedom struggle. The 12-sheeter desk calendar is a tribute to national heroes of India's freedom struggle. The Minister also released the annual reference book 'India-2008' and 'Bharat-2008' in English and Hindi respectively.

In his remarks after the release, the Minister appreciated the efforts of the DAVP as well as Publications Division in bringing out such relevant publications. These are much popular and sought after even by the private sector, the Minister added.

This is the 52nd edition of the Reference Annual providing comprehensive and authentic information on varied activities, and achievements of various government departments.

It has detailed updated information on Indian polity, economy, art and culture, science and technology and various other aspects of development. To make it more user-friendly, presentable and attractive some new illustrations and line drawings have been included.

India-2008 and Bharat-2008 have been uploaded on the Division's official website www.publicationsdivision.nic.in and are available online, free of cost.

The Publications Division is among the largest publishing houses in India having published around 8000 titles so far in English, Hindi and other regional languages. The Division has brought out some excellent books on freedom movement of India.

UNI

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