MUMBAI: Pritish Nandy Communications will be animating Shakti Samanta’s action thriller Howrah Bridge, starring Ashok Kumar and Madhubala.
Following Howrah Bridge, the company has also acquired the rights to make animation versions of two other Shakti Samanta films; Amar Prem, starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, and Barsaat Ki Ek Raat, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee.
The films are being made by PNC as a tribute to the genius of Samanta and the animation will be done by Florida-based Motion Pixel Corporation, who are already partnering PNC on other animation film projects.
“This is our way of reviving some of the grand old classics of Indian cinema and introducing them to the new generation of movie goers,” says PNC chairman Pritish Nandy.
Howrah Bridge, shot in black and white in 1958 also starred actors like K N Singh, Om Prakash, Madan Puri, Mehmood and Minoo Mumtaz. O P Nayyar’s music and soundtrack was another
“It has long been my desire to make
Motion Pixel Corporation chairman Manny Bains adds, “It’s a rare opportunity that one gets to remake a cult classic like
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