October 14, 2010 03:35:34 PM IST A S Mitra, Glamsham Editorial
Ramchand Talreja of Tirupati Enterprises is set to re-release Shakti Samanta's 1967 film AN EVENING IN PARIS at Alankar theatre, Mumbai this Friday. Talreja had paid royalty to the Samanta family to purchase the negatives."The re-released version in cinemascope will have brand new prints and posters," Talreja avers.
Presently, Bollywood films are taken off theatres after a week or even less than that. Compared to the present trend, old films are still remembered. AN EVENING IN PARIS was shot abroad and was the first Indian film to showcase the world famous Niagra falls," adds Talreja. Present day Hindi films do not do well and have not much of shelf-life. "Comparitively, living legends like Shammi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar are still popular and command huge audience wherever they go," he believes. Talreja, who distributed films like PYASA, BLUFFMASTER and BOYFRIEND, also plans to release the film in his hometown Nagpur along with his partner P V Raheja based on the response of the film in Mumbai.
Other films releasing this week are AKROSH, KNOCKOUT and Maya Entertainment's animation film RAMAYANA.