After a gap of 15 years, cinema lovers in India will be able to relive their Titanic moments on the big screen as the makers of the Hollywood blockbuster have decided to re-release it in 3D, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the ship's tragic sinking.
Producer Jon Landau, along with Fox Star Studios India, will be re-releasing the Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet starrer in 3D in India on April 5 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Thanks Indian audience
Jon, who is behind the two all-time biggest grossers — Titanic and Avatar — is in India to promote the 45-minute 3D version of the film, which was exhibited to the media at a suburban multiplex here.
“It is a pleasure to be here and I thank the people of India for watching our films. We wanted to give our audience a different experience. The 3D version enhances and gives the most thrilling moments,” he told journalists here.
“Also, it is the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, so we are paying tribute to the tragedy that took place in 1912,” Jon said.
“3D enriches film”
Directed by James Cameron, Titanic , one of the greatest love stories of all times, was first released in 1997. It went on to win 11 Oscars that year.
“The 3D enriches all of Titanic 's most thrilling moments and its most emotional moments. We get to bring Titanic back to the big screen after having been gone for 15 years,” said Cameron.
Titanic 3D was made on a budget of $18 million in 60 weeks, the producer informed. — PTI