New Delhi: Come Thursday, and cinema goers in India will be able to relive their ‘Titanic’ moments once again, but in 3D. While fans are excited to watch the epic James Cameron film, theatre owners and distributors here doubt if it will pull in the crowds.
The original ‘Titanic,’ a love story with the 1912 sinking of the ship as its backdrop, which was released in 1997 and won 11 Oscars, grossed $1.843-billion worldwide. It made around Rs.500 million (nearly $1 million) in India alone.
The 3D version of the film, to be released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, is in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and a special tribute to the tragedy that claimed several lives.
Though the excitement among fans is palpable, theatre owners feel ‘Titanic 3D’ won't get the expected audience as most fans have watched the film multiple times over the years.