We regularly hear about technical advancements of Hollywood over Bollywood. But finally one Bollywood film has outrun Hollywood in the technological development arena. It took one Mughal-e-Azam to finally prove that Indians are not behind in new age innovation.
Hollywood companies have been successful in colorizing films only for a TV/DVD release, so far. Mughal-e-Azam is the first film in the World Cinema that is being colorized for a big screen release. The original blockbuster that released in 1960 was in 85% Black and White and 15% Color format. The refurbished version is completely colored with Dolby/DTS Surround Sound.
The technology for Mughal-e-Azam has been developed and executed completely in India by IAAA, a Mumbai based firm. This would be the first color film of the evergreen actress Madhubala. Earlier a colorful Madhubala was seen only in the Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya song from Mughal-e-Azam.