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Naya Daur in colour version

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Thursday, May 17, 2007
Here is good news for all those who are die hard fans of old classic Hindi movies. After 50 years of its first theatrical release, the colour version of B. R. Chopra's evergreen classic Naya Daur (released first in 1957) will now be released all over India on June 22. The movie has been re-mastered 5:1 and will be released with Dolby digital surround sound.

"This is a tribute to my father in the 50th year of the film's release," says son Ravi Chopra, adding, "And there is an emotional attachment with the film. We have such splendid films in black and white and I want today's audiences to watch them too."

The entire procedure of change in colour and background score of the film was done over a period of two-and-a-half-years and on a budget of Rs 35 million (Rs 3.5 crore) in a Goa studio.

Produced and directed by B. R. Chopra under the banner of B. R. Films, the film features Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Ajit, Chand Usmani, Johnny Walker, Jeevan and Nazir Hussain and has lilting music by O.P.Nayyar.

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