Come July 12 and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Devdas, will have completed exactly a decade. And what better way to mark 10 years than seeing it back in theatres — in 3D this time — on the same date the original released?
“We’re looking at a July 12 release since the film completes exactly 10 years on that date. But we are still seeing how things work out, since it involves a very technical process. In a few days’ time, we will decide the exact date,” says Bhansali.
A few days ago, Time Magazine’s film critic, Richard Corliss selected Bhansali’s Devdas as one of the 10 best films of this millennium.
“It feels great to know that Devdas remains in people’s minds. Be it the film making it to Corliss’ list, or the 3D version, it shows that Devdas remains a point of discussion,” says the 49-year-old filmmaker. “Even today, one or the other TV channel shows the film every 10 days.” Bhansali, who last directed Guzaarish (2010), says he’s seen parts (of Devdas) in 3D.
“It looks absolutely spectacular. The depth, resplendence and huge sets will make for great viewing in 3D. And unlike an action film, the camera won’t be running around rapidly. Just imagine watching Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in such a setting; it will be mind-blowing,” he says.