Re-releasing movies- an emerging trend in Sandalwood

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 04, 2014 03:55 hrs

Sandalwood movies of the 80’s and 90’s which had been successful hits are garnering attention of the audience even to this day when they are brought to big screens.

These movies have been the all time favourites of the movie buffs and they are able to witness these epic movies after a long time in the theatres. Re-releasing of certain movies from the old times is slowly becoming an increasing trend in Sandalwood and is catching up the hook.

These films have been redecorated with the colours and the technologically and are becoming better than the best. It was just towards the end of last year that Kashinath’s Anubhava which had won three state awards, and later remade in Hindi, was re-released and proved to be a treat for the cinegoers.

Kashinath himself had stated that he was surprised and equally happy for the response he received for the re-releasing of his directorial debut Anubhava which saw its first theatrical release in the year 1984. Anubhava which was made in 35mm had been converted to cinemascope and re-released.

Just few days after the re-release of Anubhava, audience were in for another surprise element when it was announced that Dr.Rajkumar’s super hit movie Kasturi Nivasa would hit the theatres again but in a coloured avatar. The film is said to hit the silver screens yet again to commemorate the actor's birth anniversary this April.

Now while this news, still seems fresh in people’s mind, here comes another news which is spreading like wild fire and that Shivarajkumar’s Om would be re-released but not before having a digital touch. Considered as path breaking movie in Kannada film industry, Om was directed by Upendra and now the film makers are ready to re-furnish the movie digitally and present before the audience.

With such an emerging trend in Sandalwood, audience could expect some long lost movies to hit the screens in the coming days.