The year 2012 will mark the return of two super hit
films that will be re-released in 3D.
first to hit the screen is James Camerons 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.
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
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.
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."
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.
film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Dharmendra
and Hema Malini.