Shah Rukh Khan is the only actor in Bollywood who has two 3D films to his name – Ra.One and Don 2. Though both films went on to score box office centuries, they didn’t gain many brownie points for their 3D effects. Now when Karisma Kapoor is making a comeback with Dangerous Ishhq, all eyes (no pun intended) are on whether the third dimension would have a better role to play here.
“Since Ra.One as well as Don 2 were converted from 2D to 3D, there was a lot left to be desired. The effects were hardly felt and since audience have been exposed to Hollywood 3D films in dozens now, they weren’t really impressed”, comments a fellow filmmaker, “Whatever the films were worth, they were on the basis of their strength and not really 3D.”
However, there are expectations of a different kind from Dangerous Ishhq since the man at the helm of affairs – Vikram Bhatt – is a pioneer in Bollywood as far as 3D is concerned.
“He brought back 3D into reckoning with Haunted which took a no-compromise approach. Since the film was designed as a 3D film instead of being a case of ‘conversion’, every shot was painstakingly taken. Moreover, Vikram not just studied the technology but also hired crew from the West to be competent in the Bollywood scenario. Now he has done the same for Dangerous Ishhq was well and the world class effects would be there to be seen”, a crew member from Vikram’s technical team adds.
Vikram minces no words while agreeing to the fact that the earlier attempts at 3D have been below par. Without naming any film or filmmaker in particular, he says, “The films which have been converted from 2D to 3D have spoilt the taste of the audience. They have turned apprehensive about whether the end result would be indeed worth it. I can tell you though that 3D in Dangerous Ishhq is mind blowing. I am hoping that audience would have a different mindset towards such 3D after they watch our film.”
As for Shah Rukh, it may be a much longer wait since none of his upcoming films are being planned in 3D.
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