'Pather Panchali' in colour

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Mumbai, Mar 26 (UNI) After the successful run of colour versions of K Asif's epic ''Mughal-e-Azam'' and B R Chopra's man versus machine saga ''Naya Daur'', now comes the colour version of Satyajit Ray's classic ''Pather Panchali''.

This was disclosed by Rajeev Dwivedi of Sankranti Creations today at the on-going FICCI-Frames 2008 here.

Mr Dwivedi told UNI that besides ''Pather Panchali'', the work on the colour version of Chetan Anand's war flick ''Haqeeqat'' was also in full-swing and the movie is slated to hit the screens by year end.

Mr Dwivedi said the cost of colouring black and white movies has come down considerably. He informed that while Mughal-e-Azam, which released on ''Diwali'' in 2004, cost Rs five crore for colour processing, ''Haqeeqat'' would cost Rs two crore.

Earlier, Kiran Shantaram, son of legendary film maker V Shantaram had also announced his plans to make colour version of ''Do Aankhen Baarah Haath'' and Dev Anand also announced the same for ''Hum Dono''.


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