Sholay 3D, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar and Hema Malini in their unforgettable roles has been released in a stereoscopic 3D version, 38 years after its original release.
Sholay 3D box office collection were tagged at Rs 1.50 crore on the opening day. It did Rs 4.80 crore over the weekend (Rs 2.25 crore on Saturday and Rs 2.55 crore on Sunday) and Rs 1 crore on Monday, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Director Ketan Mehta, who was involved in the 3D conversion of Sholay, said revisiting the classic with the new technology was challenging. Producer GP Sippy's grandsons had approached Mehta for the 3D conversion of the Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra starrer through his Maya Digital Studios.
Computer-generated graphics have been introduced in certain sequences of Sholay 3D to give the impression of popping out of the screen: such as the collision between the train and a pile of logs; Thakurs bullet racing towards the handcuffs worn by Jai and Veeru; the bomb blast sequence with Amitabh Bachchan makes believe as if debris will blow itself out of the screen and envelop the viewer.