Celluloid Man is a 2012 documentary film directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur that explores the life and work of the legendary Indian archivist P.K. Nair, the founder of the National Film Archive of India, and the guardian of Indian cinema. He built the Archive can by can in a country where the archiving of cinema is considered unimportant. Celluloid Man has been screened at more than 42 film festivals – one of the few Indian films to have been selected for such a high number of festivals. The film has won two National Awards at the 60th National Film Awards, including Best Biographical Film and Best Editing for Irene Dhar Malik. The film was released in India on May 3, 2013 to coincide with the centenary of Indian cinema. Wikipedia
Celluloid Man Reviews
The film is a comprehensive coverage of Nair's extraordinary life journey.From Trivandrum to film studios in Mumbai to finally ending up as a film collector in Pune, from an aspiring filmmaker to a strict archivist, various facets of his life have been captured beautifully.