‘Ratnas of India’ Online Film Festival salutes Bharat Ratna recipients

Mumbai, August 26, 2021

A special three-day online film festival has been launched today, to pay tribute to some of India’s iconic personalities in the field of science, art and culture, who were bestowed with Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian honour. The festival organized by Films Division, Government of India includes biographical films on Prof. C. V. Raman, Dr. M. Vishveshwaraya, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Satyajit Ray, M. S. Subbulakshmi, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Bismillah Khan and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.

The films will be screened during August 26 – 28, 2021 and are available on the YouTube channel of Films Division, https://www.youtube.com/FilmsDivision. Do access this playlist (URL: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZN9KGi5w_4372I7xzUwZZn3A246bGmw1) to watch all cinematic gems featured in the film festival.

Ratnas of India is the second part of a week-long programme Salute to the Nation, being held by Films Division during August 23 – 29, 2021. The first part was the online film festival A Voyage of Progress, showcasing documentary films on important projects, industries and iconic institutions in India. The festival, which was held during August 23 – 25, 2021, includes success stories of Bhakra Nangal, Hirakud and Nagarjuna Sagar dams; institutions like National Physical Laboratory, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, TIFR, BHEL, DRDO; and shipping and oil industry and space projects such as Chandrayan & PSLV.

The films in A Voyage of Progress can be watched at this playlist:


The week-long event will be concluded on 29th August, 2021, with a webinar on technological advancements in film making over the years. At the webinar, senior film makers and technicians of Films Division will share their knowledge and interact with media students from across the country. The webinar is being held on Google Meet (by invitation).


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