Coloured Naya Daur to release on 6 April ’07

MUMBAI: The coloured version of the 1957 black and white film, Naya Daur, will be released on 6 April 2007.


The re-done film has been ready for quite a while now, but producer Ravi Chopra says he was caught up with the release of Baabul and then Deepa Mehta’s Water, which resulted in Naya Daur shifting to the backburner.


Says Chopra, “The film was made on a budget of Rs 1.1 million (11 lakhs)  and within one month after its release, my father (filmmaker B R Chopra) got home an overflow cheque of Rs 7,00,000.”


Now, however, Chopra junior is not aiming at making big bucks with the coloured version of the Dilip Kumar- Vyjayanthimala starrer. “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 colourisation 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 studio in Goa, says Chopra.