When the young Pulimurugan (played by Master Ejaz) is being chased by a tiger, through the forest, this is what the viewer of the 6D version experiences: dust seems to physically rise from under the paws of the animal.
A snake barges out, from the screen, with forked tongue, towards the audience, the seats sway from side to side, and a whoosh of air lifts up the collar. It would seem we are right there behind Master Ejaz, as he goes through the high stakes thrills and danger.
This is the first time that a Mollywood film has been condensed into 12 minutes of sparkling action in 6D.
“There are lots of additions to the original version,” says Anubha Sinha, the Managing Director of the Mumbai-based Rays 3D, which did the work. “For example, how when the tiger leaps up and lands on the ground, the leaves all fly about.”In fact, the team worked closely with the film's producer Tomichan Mulakupadam to get the essence of the movie. “Without Tomichan's interest it could not have happened,” she says. “He is tech-savvy and loves to experiment.”
Asked the target audience, Anubha says, “Children and youngsters will enjoy it a lot. I hope to do more Mollywood films which have a lot of action and special effects.”
Some of the Hollywood films which Anubha's company has converted include Piranha, Blackjack, Static, Vampire Dog, Topcat, as well as Hindi films like Warning, Sholay, Vivah and Iqbal. She also worked on the Malayalam film, Dam 999. Pulimurugan can be seen at the Sixth Sense hall at the Nucleus Mall.