Mumbai: Goldstone Technologies’ media division will be color grading and restoring Guide, the Hindi film classic starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman.
Based on the late R K Narayan’s classic book of the same name, the film was released to critical acclaim and commercial success in 1965. It was directed by Vijay Anand.
Goldstone Technologies has signed the agreement with Dev Anand’s Navketan International Films for the same.
Meanwhile, Guide has been selected to be screened at Cannes film festival this year under the classic film category.
Goldstone Technologies managing director Travis Caddell said, "That Navketan chose to come back to Goldstone for the second film from its library is a testimony to our proven skills in this extremely sophisticated business. It also demonstrates our client’s confidence in our ability to deliver a world-class product."
Recently Goldstone also delivered the colorized version of Satya Harishchandra, a classic Kannada feature film to the KCN Enterprises. The film starred Dr. Raj Kumar, the Kannada film legend, and was released in 1965.
This is the first film that the media division of Goldstone Technologies has restored, colorized and delivered. Apart from restoration and colorization, the format of the movie has been converted to cinemascope from existing 35mm using a special technology to make it suitable for modern theatres.
"We are really amazed at the picture quality of restored and colorized Satya Harishchandra. The colorized and re-scaled version of movie looks very dynamic in full cinema scope. Frankly speaking we never expected this kind of quality restoration and colorization is possible. The film, a classic to begin with, has now become contemporary because it has been colorized, re-scaled to cater to the taste to today’s movie-going public," said K C N Enterprises’ K C N Gowda.
Media Division business unit head C Jagan Mohan said, "It was a great team effort that has achieved such a high quality artistic colorization detailing to Satya Harishchandra. Our research team has come out with great detailing required for coloring the movie frame by frame. Every character was clearly defined and projected the way the creator had visualized this master piece of movie, It is a previlage to work on the great legend actor Dr. Rajkumar’s movie to begin our restoration and colorization in India."