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3D format of Sholay to release on 15 August

MUMBAI: The year 2012 will mark the return of two super hit films that will be re-released in 3D.


The first to hit the screen is James Cameron’s disaster film Titanic that releases in the 3D format on 5 April. Following it on 15 August will see the release of the 3D version of G P Sippy‘s Sholay. The film will also be released in the 2D format.


Confirming the film‘s re-release, Shaan Uttam Singh, the grandson of GP Sippy, said: "We are coming up with the 3D version of Sholay. The project is almost complete and will release on 15 August. The movie is a classic and people will love to watch it with the technological augmentation."


Jayanti Lal Gada, CMD of Pen India, the production house behind the making of the 3D version of the film, averred: "We are planning to release the movie on 15 August because it was released on the same day in 1975. The idea of the 3D version came from copyright owners of the movie.


I believe it is the best movie to augment with special effects. After 20 years of its release when the movie was first screened on DD National, it registered a TRP (target rating point) of 65. That is the highest TRP of any movie showcased on Indian television. We hope people will like its 3D form as well."


Talking about the cost of the conversion, Gada said that while the cost of transferring the original format to 2D cost Rs 20 million, the cost of 3D conversion cost him Rs 250 million.


The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Dharmendra and Hema Malini.

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