Dev Anand's 'Hum Dono' in colour

You can now savour Dev Anand’s languid demeanour as he lip-synched Mohammad Rafi’s classic ‘Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya’ in ‘HumDono’ in colour.

Yes, the 1961 Dev Anand classic, directed by Amarjeet and starring Dev Anand in a double role, and Nanda and Sadhna, has been ‘colourised.’

The first screening of the colour version of the film, that is one the evergreen hits from Anand’s Navketan banner, will be held at the capital’s Siri Fort Auditorium on September four to open a special Dev Anand retrospective over the weekend.

Organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the retrospective is happening at a time when Navketan is celebrating its diamond jubilee year. The evergreen actor-director himself will be present at the screening, along with Information & Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni.

Classic

‘Hum Dono’ is the third classic Indian black & white film to be colourised, the other two being ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and ‘Naya Daur.’“It will be really special to get to watch ‘Hum Dono’ in colour. It is a film that has been loved by generations,” DFF director S M Khan told Deccan Herald on Tuesday.

The work to colourise ‘Hum Dono’ was taken up two years ago, with Hyderabad-based Goldstone Technology restoring and colourising the print.

 The company is also re-releasing the film, which was nominated for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival, soon in theatres in partnership with Navketan.

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