Last 70mm film in In­dia in Jan?

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shalvi Man­gaokar shalvi.man­gaokar@ hin­dus­tan­times.com

In Jan­uary, Hol­ly­wood di­rec­tor Quentin Tarantino will ditch new-age dig­i­tal pro­jec­tion, and release his next, The Hate­ful Eight, in In­dia, in 70mm film pro­jec­tion tech­nol­ogy, which has al­most reached the brink of ex­tinc­tion.

The movie that stars Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Chan­ning Ta­tum in the lead, was shot on 70mm. In fact, it is be­ing said that this might be the last 70mm film to be made. Hence, the In­dian dis­trib­u­tors of the movie are leav­ing no stone un­turned to release it in as many screens as pos­si­ble. They are also in the process of host­ing a spe­cial trailer launch at one of Mum­bai’s 70mm the­atres, and are plan­ning to rope in a celebrity, who has worked in a 70mm film, to launch its release.

Com­ment­ing on this, Ka­mal Gian­chan­dani, CEO of a lead­ing cin­ema dis­tribut­ing chain, says, “It is by far one of Tarantino’s finest works, and pos­si­bly, the last 70mm film. We are thrilled, and are ea­gerly await­ing its release. Some of the world’s most iconic films are made in 70mm, and this is definitely rul­ing the league of such movies. It’s a sheer joy to en­able In­dian au­di­ences to enjoy Tarantino’s unique cre­ative in­tent, and we are cer­tain that the movie will be in cine­mas for a very long time.”

PHOTO: EDUARDO MUNOZ AL­VAREZ/ AFP

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