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A classic on blu-ray with a huge improvement over the dvd!
13 September 2016
I am not going to review the movie, which is one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. The disc released by Ultra is of a very good quality. It's the best the movie has looked or probably will ever look. I was stunned. I understand the negative reviews for the blu-ray, but this is a movie from 1994 and most of it is shot indoors on sets. As someone who has seen the movie on Ultra vhs and vcd, Moserbaer dvd and zee cinema, I truly was impressed to see such a huge improvement. Ultra has done a great job of not using any distracting digital tinkering and maintaining film-like quality. It does look a little soft, but that appears to be inherent to the source. The DTS HD-MA 5.1 is also good. The dialogues are clear and the surrounds are used in the songs and background music. For some strange reason, the Dolby Digital 5.1 track is louder, but not necessarily better. There are English subtitles. There are no extras. There was a long making of documentary and deleted scenes on the Ultra dvd which should have been ported over. The blu-ray includes the longer 206 minute version with 2 extra songs and 1 extended song. There is the omnipresent Ultra logo watermark on the bottom right side, which should not have been there. But that is one thing Ultra and Shemaroo will never change.
A 4k or 8k restoration would surely make the movie look better, but considering the dismal number of pre-2000 Indian movies released on blu-ray, it seems virtually impossible. Recommended!