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Bollywood Goes IMAX for First Time with 2013 Release of 'Dhoom:3'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 21, 2012 at 12:39PM

Bollywood action-thriller "Dhoom: 3" will be digitally remastered and released in IMAX throughout India in winter of 2013, marking the country's first local-language production to be released in the larger-than-life format.
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"Dhoom 3."
"Dhoom 3."

Bollywood action-thriller "Dhoom: 3" will be digitally remastered and released in IMAX throughout India in winter of 2013, marking the country's first local-language production to be released in the larger-than-life format.

"Dhoom: 3" is the next installment in one of India's most popular and moneymaking franchises. Actor Abhishek Bachchan (who's married to Indian superstar and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai) stars for the third time as no-nonsense cop Jai-Dixit, the throughline character for all the "Dhoom" films. Major Hindi star Aamir Khan also stars.

Given that the local Indian film market is the world's leader in attendance and film production (with more than 1,000 films produced per year), it makes sense that the audience-pleasing, towering razzle-dazzle of IMAX would make it's way to the Bollywood industry.

This article is related to: Bollywood , IMAX


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.