One of the many unforgettable films that the late and legendary Sivaji Ganesan starred in was B.R. Bandulu’s Karnan which portrayed the life of Karna, the Prince of Angad, who teamed up with Prince Duryodhan and fought for Kauravas in the epic Mahabharat before eventually getting killed by Arjun. The film which released in 1964, as many as 48 years back, turned out to be a super-duper hit.
In a year when Bandulu’s centenary birthday celebrations are on, the film is getting a new look and is going ‘digital’. Starring the likes of Savithri, Devika and Asokan, the film made the audience shed loads of tears as it spelt out the story of Karna, who was actually the eldest of the Pandavas but found himself to be on the other side of the fence during the epic war of Kurukshetra due to the turn of unexpected events and fate.
Sivaji’s acting in the film came in for special praise. Divya Films has taken up the work of ‘re-release’ of the film in an apparent effort to honour Bandulu after changing the film into ‘digital version’. The video and the sound quality from the original version have been greatly enhanced using the state-of-the-art technology available.
As if it’s a new film, the film’s trailer is to be screened at the Sathyam Cinemas in the city on 21st February. All efforts are being made to release the film in the same manner like a new film. The film would not only be released all over the State in its new ‘digital version’ but would also be released in major cities around the globe.