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NMIC a journey of Indian cinema; PM to inaugurate on Jan 19

New Delhi, Jan 18 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai on Saturday.
The state-of-the-art Museum, built at a cost of Rs 140.61 crore, aims to take its visitors through an absorbing journey of over a century of Indian cinema in a story telling mode with the help of visuals, graphics, artifacts, interactive exhibits and multimedia expositions.
The museum was founded on an amalgamation of technology and amenities in a Victorian structure, constructed and refurbished by state-owned public sector undertaking NBCC (India) Limited, under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). It will be a treat for historians, tourists and film buffs from across the world.
Set in an elegant 19th-century heritage bungalow in South Mumbai, the project involved refurbishing the historic Gulshan Mahal and constructing the state-of-the-art NMIC building that has five floors and two Mezzanine floors accounting for a total built up area of 12,000 sq metres. It has four exhibition halls on themes like ‘Gandhi and Cinema’, ‘Children’s film studio’, ‘Technology, creativity and Indian cinema’ and ‘Cinema across India’.
NBCC CMD Anoop Kumar Mittal said the company was able to complete the project despite facing challenges like the locality being a congested one, with barely any working space available. Apart from the space constraint, another major obstruction was restricted working hours along with regulated sound decibels. The movement and entry for the heavy vehicles was also restricted during day time.
Considering such factors, adoption of unconventional method of construction was the way ahead, which led to the incorporation of composite construction which offered the combined benefits of concrete and steel. In NMIC, pre-fabricated structural steel and deck sheets are the two components that are combined together for forming a composite structure. An engineering marvel, the NMIC project is NBCC’s first ever steel building structure.
In an endeavour to make the entire complex a potential ‘film hub’, the Victorian-Gothic era complex, which once drew luminaries to its musical soirées and cultural gatherings, is now well-equipped with modern amenities and facilities, including expansive auditoriums. In addition to this, the complex houses a multi-purpose hall that has been designed to be used as a movie preview theatre and for social functions, conferences and other seminars.

Another highlight of the project is its design features that involve a unique front elevation designed with inclined structural glazing supported by cable net with spiders and a glass façade which gives 3D view look to the structure. Besides adding aesthetics to the building, this unique feature, while giving an appearance of more space, allows more natural light to pass through the building making it highly energy efficient.
Keeping sustainability at the helm of all projects and initiatives, NBCC has also incorporated amenities like sewage treatment plant, water management system, along with usage of energy efficient construction material.

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