3D Treat: Thrilling Beyond Screens!
By MovieTalkies.com, 28 July 2011
In 1984, the first Hindi 3D movie Chhota Chetan had hit the silver screen, wowing audiences with its special effects. The kid adventure fantasy gripped the nation and immortalised the movie for generations of children to come. School authorities across the country arranged for special shows for their pupils who wore those special 3D glasses and howled with gleeful fright when the evil magician reached out beyond the screen.
Now after more than two decades, 3D fever is back to thrill the audiences and filmmakers are lining up to make movies using the high end technology. Director Vikram Bhatt revived 3D craze with a special tweak in his Haunted using stereoscope technology.
The movie, one of the first Indian movies to be shot in stereoscopic 3D, was released in May 2011 and received rave reviews mostly because of the special effects which intensified the eerie chills felt by the audience. Bhatt now plans to make the Raaz franchise sequel too in the 3D format, with Emraan Hashmi playing the protagonist.
Bhatt's venture literally seems to have opened the doors for a line of filmmakers who are suddenly gung-ho about using 3D effects for their movies. Dabangg Salman Khan, who has reinvented himself as the sole action hero in masala films ever since Wanted, also seems Ready to hop onto the 3D bandwagon for his forthcoming Sher Khan, an adventure thriller set in a jungle.
The movie is to be produced and directed by brother Sohail Khan who has left no stone unturned to get to know the technology inside out. In an interview, Sohail Khan was quoted to have said that he was updating and educating himself about the technology.
Bollywood baadshah Shah Rukh Khan who will be seen in the role of a superhero for the very first time in Ra.One has also shot some parts of the movie with 3D though he is said to be still waiting to take a final call on the issue.