Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Though the colour version of 'Naya Daur' hasn't been as big a success as 'Mughal-e-Azam', Ravi Chopra is all set to colourize many well-known classics.
'After 'Naya Daur' we'll now colour our other black-and-white classic 'Gumrah', which was originally released in 1963. This will be followed by a coloured version of my father B.R. Chopra's 1958 classic 'Sadhana',' Chopra told IANS.
'Better the coloured versions than the remakes,' said Vyjayanthimala, who features in 'Naya Daur' and the soon-to-be-re-released 'Sadhana'.
'I very honestly feel remakes miss the spirit of the original. I much prefer our old classics to be technically updated. That way a new generation wakes up to the original without any creative tampering. Give me a coloured version of a classic than a remake any day. I just don't like remakes,' she added.
Besides her, many learned sections of the film industry feel black-and-white classics shouldn't be tampered with.
However, Rituparno Ghosh, who made 'Dosor', one of the rare black-and-white Indian films in the era, feels every film has its own mood and colour.
He said: 'You can't fill the colours of the rainbow into a summer sky.'