A very happy news for all Amitabh Bachchan‘s fans is that his cult classic film ‘Namak Halaal’ is going to re-released in theaters to mark its 35th anniversary.
Theatre-on-demand service associate VKAAO and Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd have collaborated for the re-release of the movie across India.
A special screening will take place on the 21st of May and the movie is basically restored for an enhanced watching experience. Viewers can book a private screening of the movie as well, through VKAAO at any theater of their choice.
Kamal Gianchandani, CEO at PVR Pictures Ltd, said, “For our latest addition to VKAAO’s movie library, we decided to revive the much-loved classic Namak Halaal. The concept of screening iconic films in theaters is highly popular in the west and we hope to popularize the same in India through VKAAO.”
He added by saying, “We want to give young audiences a chance to enjoy classic Indian movies such as this one. In addition, we want to offer older audiences the opportunity to watch the movies they have come to love and help them re-create their movie-going memories from yesteryears.”
‘Namak Halaal’ was directed by Prakash Mehra and also featured Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil, Parveen Babi and Waheeda Rehman in lead roles.
Hiren Gada, Director at Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd added, “We are overwhelmed and excited to re-release the film Namak Halaal on the big screen under our sub-brand – Shemaroo ShowTime. It has been conceived to re-release/screen iconic movies from our vast library, thereby emoting nostalgic feeling in the audience.”
Adding to which he said, “In our experience, we have found that the younger audience too would love to have an opportunity to watch classic landmark movies like Namak Halaal. They have shown us the positive response on social media and during theatrical screenings of such movies along with other platforms. In fact, with the growing popularity of retro content, we hope that we soon will have to expand the number of platforms of our retro offerings.”
Super excited to get a response on this film all over again! Such a nostalgic feel it gives already!