These 8 Timeless Black And White Films Had A More Colourful Makeover In Recent Years

Films have evolved over the years and so has filmmaking. This is mostly attributed to the advancement of film technology. We have moved away from the era of black and white cinema. However, some of these old movies still are a classic and are relevant to this day.

Lucky for us. they got digitized and recolored.

#1. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

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This epic historical drama is a timeless classic. Directed by K. Asif, it depicts the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim and the mahal’s court dancer Anarkali. The black and white film was rendered into color and was subsequently re-released in 2004. The first film to ever do so.

#2. Boot Polish

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Produced by Raj Kapoor this film won the best film at the Filmfare. The story follows two kids who are left in the guardianship of their evil aunt after their mother’s death. The aunt is truly wicked and forces them to beg on the street to feed themselves.

#3. Chori Chori (1956)

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Starring Raj Kapoor, Nargis, and Pran the movie was an unofficial remake of the Hollywood hit It Happened One Night.  The movie was restored and three songs from it were colorized.

#4. Hum Dono  (1961)

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The film starred Dev Anand, Nanda and Sadhana, the top ruling stars of that era. The movie was set during the World War II period and Dev Anand plays a double role in it.

#5. Dil Tera Deewana (1962)

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Shammi Kapoor, Mala Sinha made the lead pair. The title song was a huge hit and to this day is one of the most memorable ones of Shammi Kapoor.

#6. Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

This was another Guru Dutt film that was iconic and dealt with a controversial story. It talks about adultery and the extent someone to go to maintain a marital status.

#7. Pyaasa

This Guru Dutt cult classic is a movie that everyone should watch. The movie was digitally rendered to a better quality and recoloured. So if you have been holding out on the movie because it was black and white, now you have no reason to!

#8. Half Ticket (1962)

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This movie might as well have been a David Dhawan film. It shows Kishore Kumar pretending to be a kid to get his foot in Mumbai on a half ticket. The colorized version makes it twice as much fun.

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