MUMBAI: Aamir Khan-starrer Dhoom:3, the action thriller from Yash Raj Films, will be the first Bollywood film to release in Imax theatres across India and select global locations next winter.
Imax, which operates four theatres in India, will digitally re-master the movie into the image and sound quality with proprietary Imax DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
From producer Aditya Chopra and director Vijay Krishna Acharya, and starring Aamir Khan, Dhoom:3 is the next installment in one of the most popular franchises in Indian box office history.
Also starring Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif, the film tells the story of the adventures of Jai Dixit, a no-nonsense cop, and his scatterbrained partner, Ali. The success of Dhoom and Dhoom:2 have established this as Bollywood‘s pre-eminent franchise.
"Imax has always symbolised high-quality film entertainment and experience and this vision of the company works very well with the ethos of YRF, which has been synonymous with Indian film entertainment over the last four decades," said Yash Raj Films chairman Yash Chopra.
"We are indeed happy to announce our association with Imax for the additional release of Dhoom:3 in this exciting format next year. Added to the anticipated thrill that the film promises, this Imax experience will give it an all-new edge-of-the-seat dimension altogether. We look forward to closely working with their team over the coming year."
"Our network growth in India has reached a point where we‘re now able to present local-language films in Imax, which is paramount to our success in the region," said Imax Filmed Entertainment Chairman and President Greg Foster.
"We‘re very excited to begin this partnership with Yash Raj Films and look forward to working with director Vijay Krishna Acharya and Yash & Aditya Chopra on this highly anticipated Bollywood blockbuster. With its riveting action set pieces, global locales and stunning visuals, Dhoom:3 is an ideal film to take advantage of our immersive format as we begin our initiative with Indian-language/Bollywood films."