Haqeeqat being readied in colour

MUMBAI: Haqeeqat, the Chetan Anand film that aroused the spirit of nationalism with the song ‘Kar Chale Hum Fida’ way back in 1964, is being readied for release in colour.

Though the film was made in black and white, it was Anand’s dream to see the film in colour. “I got the idea when my father and I were shooting Paramveer Chakra, a series for Doordarshan in 1998-99 in Ladakh. There‘s a point where the film was shot and it was named Haqeeqat by the Indian Army. We were shooting at the same point again. Chetanji saw it on the monitor and said, ‘It looks so beautiful in colour. I wish I could picturise this beauty on screen as well. I wanted to make his dream a reality," averred his son Ketan in a statement.

The colorization process took a grueling three years for Ketan to realise his father‘s dream. The entire process cost almost Rs 30 million with a lot of natural colours used for the film.

The coloured version of Haqeeqat is an Indo-Australian venture.

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