indian cinema heritage foundation

Hum Dono (1961)

  • LanguageHindi

अल्ला तेरो नाम, इश्वर तेरो नाम।
सबको सन्मति दे भगवान।।

HUM DONO is a drama of life as lived by people with all their hopes, their aspirations, their emotions engulfed in the turbulent tide of war and destruction. It is a story of those who fight on the front with all their might & gallantry & of those who are left behind, equally ill fated, to bear the consequences that arise out of long separation and waiting.

It's mind bending stuff. An already vibrant 'Golden Classic' HUM DONO has been re-energized by a group of skilled engineers from India and the backing of years of scientific research from the U.S. in colorization technology. In a landmark collaborative effort, his blockbuster has been colorized using the most advanced colorization technology -- generating 48 bit color images in 1:2.35 aspect ratio using 65,000 shades of grey scales on each of three channels resulting in 16 bit files at 2K resolution. The movie's soundtrack has been reinforced by a live orchestra with an additional introduction by the Legendary Movie Star and Icon, DEV ANAND himself.

The Cinemascope movie has been remixed in Dolby Digital EX (6.1) surround sound. The result is a brand new movie, HUM DONO RANGEEN. It's the 'Virtual' made real.


(From the official press booklet)