Yesteryear black and white classics now in colour

Madhubala in 'Mughal-e-azam'
Madhubala in 'Mughal-e-azam'

After the classic Dilip Kumar starrer ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ (1960) re-released in colour, it seems that other filmmakers are going to follow suit in a few other black and white classics.

As reported by NDTV, the likes of ‘Chori Chori’ (1956), ‘Dil Tera Deewana’ (1962) and ‘Half Ticket’ from the same year, have now been released on DVD in colour.. Converted to colour by Ultra Studio, Sushil Kumar Agarwal,��chief managing director, Ultra Group was reported stating, “Ultra Studio has already restored more than 150 films for archival purposes and is also working on colourisation of some more films.”

Starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis, ‘Chori Chori’ is a classic comedy that tells the story of a girl who runs away from home due to the disapproval from her father of her marriage. ‘Dil Tera Deewana’ sees Shammi Kapoor in a comedy where he asked his friend to switch places with him, when he is sent to an army camp. This results in a whole host of confusion and laughter. Kishore Kumar plays a man in the disguise of a boy, trying to get a free train ticket in ‘Half Ticket’. When he is used as a smuggler by a thief who is in possession of a jewel, Kumar’s attempts to keep the jewel for himself sees him in a number of different sticky situations.

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