Titanic-3D hits screen on 100th anniversary of ship disaster

Updated: Mar 22, 2012, 16:20 PM IST

Mumbai: After a gap 15 years, cinema buffs in India will be able to relive their `Titanic` moments on the big screen as the makers of the Hollywood blockbuster have decided to re-release it in 3D, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the ship`s tragic sinking.

Producer Jon Landau along with Fox Star Studios India will be re-releasing the Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet starrer in 3D in India on April 5 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Jon, who is behind the two all-time biggest grossers -- `Titanic` and `Avatar` -- is in India to promote the 45-minute 3D version of the film, which was exhibited to the media at a suburban multiplex here.

"It is a pleasure to be here and I thank the people of India to watch our films. We wanted to give our audience a different experience. The 3D version enhances and gives the most thrilling moments," Jon told reporters here.

"Also, its the 100th anniversary of Titanic`s sinking, so we are paying tribute to the tragedy that took place in 1912," he said.

Directed by James Cameron, `Titanic`, one of the greatest love stories of all times, was first released in 1997 and went on win 11 Oscars that year.

Cameron said, "the 3D enriches all of Titanic`s most thrilling moments and its most emotional moments. We get to bring Titanic back to the big screen after having been gone for 15 years."