UFO digitises RK Films for theatrical release


    MUMBAI: UFO Moviez has joined hands with Raj Kapoor Films to release the latter’s popular classic films like Bobby, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Prem Rog and Heena amongst others in digital wide screen format.


    RK Films, founded by the Raj Kapoor is the first production house to release its classics on the digital platform.


    Randhir Kapoor says, “We are constantly being approached by various single-screen theatres and multiplexes with requests to screen our films. However, we posses these films in analogue prints, which have a limited shelf life and whose print quality deteriorates with the passage of time and with repeated screenings. We therefore thought it is appropriate to have them released in digital prints to preserve these much-loved films for eternity. We are well aware of UFO Moviez and its technology and can’t think of a better organization to partner us in this effort.”


    “It is not the income that we will earn from these movies but the sheer pleasure and joy of making classics available to discerning audiences in a good format. This is the first step and we will continue this effort, for the entire library of RK Films,” Kapoor adds.


    UFO Moviez’ Pankaj Jaysinh says, “It is a great honor to be considered by the great RK Films to release their timeless classic movies in digital prints. We feel like we are playing a part in preserving the history of Indian cinema by maintaining these beautiful classics for the future generation. Raj Kapoor has numerous fans and the movies and songs cut across all generations and all classes of audiences and it will be our pleasure to play a part in the screening of his timeless classics. Randhir Kapoor is a visionary and understands the benefits of UFO Moviez’ technology and has therefore entrusted us with this mission of capturing the essence of the golden era.”