Ultra

Press Release

  • The digitalizing of cinema has slowly and steadily weeded out films on celluloid be they on 8mm or 16mm or 35mm. But this was bound to happen digital or no digital because celluloid not only has a brief life but is also highly inflammable and calls for very rigid infrastructure for preservation and sustenance. What happens to classic Indian films on celluloid that have stood the test of time in terms of audience reception and nostalgia and archival value but not in terms of durability? Is the ...

  • MUMBAI — The 1957 cult hit “Pyaasa” has been restored by an Indian company, Ultra Media & Entertainment, for a world premiere in the competition section at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September. This timeless masterpiece by Guru Dutt needed 45 experts working round the clock for over four months to restore and bring the film back to its original quality before showcasing it globally. The classic will compete between September 2 to 12 with 2 ...

  • The red carpet rolls out at the world’s oldest film festival later today. The 72nd Venice International Film Festival opens with the screening of the adventure drama Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightly, Josh Brolin and others. But what makes this edition of the festival special for India is the scheduled screening of the restored version of Guru Dutt’s classic Pyaasa (1957). The film ...

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