By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Anupam Kher is on cloud nine after becoming part of a crucial project encompassing the history of India from the Mohenjodaro to today's times. Titled "India In Motion", it is a six-dimensional (6-D) film of 25 minutes and the actor is on board as the narrator.
Apparently, the first choice for this privilege was Amitabh Bachchan who has lent his voice to many films including "Bhuvan Shome" and "Lagaan".
"When producer Ori Yarden approached me it didn't take me minute to say yes. My god! This is being part of a history that would outlast all my films," Anupam told IANS."So far, there have been only two films in the series, one on Israel and the other on Italy. The Israel one is narrated by the legendary Topol. That should give you an idea of how huge a responsibility and commitment this is for me," he added.
Anupam saw the film on Israel in Tel Aviv.
"But that's only three-dimensional. The film on India will be the first 6-D product in the series to be screened in specially built theatres. There's no real parallel to the experience to anything in cinema. We can compare it with those Disney joyrides where we think feel and sense all the experiences while sitting in one place."
To showcase this astonishing piece of audiovisual history, produced by an Israel-based company Orpan, the first 6-D movie theatre in India is being built in collaboration with Adlabs at Agra near the Taj Mahal.
"And there will be many six-dimensional theatres in India and internationally within the next few years," he said.
"When we see the Ganges on screen the water will actually splash on to the audiences. Audiences will actually not just see, but feel, smell and touch all the images and visuals in this amazing film," said Anupam who flew to Tel Aviv earlier this week to serve as narrator in this historic endeavour.