New Delhi: The Gujaratis of India will be among the first to be given access to new films and TV series released by the government of the state of Gujarat in 2019.
The first new release is the drama “Mata ki Baru” starring Prabhjot Singh, and the first movie to be released by an Indian government-run film studio in over a decade.
The government has decided to release the movie through the Gujrati Movie Forum, a forum established by the Indian Film Institute of America (IFI) and the Indian Cinematic Association (ICA).
The forum will also release films by producers and directors of Hindi films, the release of which will be made available to the general public.
The IFI has announced that it will also create a special film channel, ‘Gujarati Film’ to be run by the IFI.
The channel will have over 1,500 channels including TV, cinema, digital and radio.
Gujarat has over 1.2 billion people and the state has been a major producer of films.
The state’s film industry, known for its production of popular films like “The Journey” and “Majid Ali Khan”, is one of the most sought after in the country.