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Dolby Atmos Comes to the Home in India with the Release of Mary Kom on Blu-ray
Mumbai: Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. will release the Blu-ray Disc™ to feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack with the recently released movie Mary Kom, from Viacom18 Motion Pictures and producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, for home theater enthusiasts. With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth.
Mary Kom, A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, will be available on Blu-ray starting October 15, 2014, through Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd., one of the largest independent content aggregators in Bollywood. Dolby Atmos soundtracks for home theater are fully backward compatible, meaning that they’ll play on traditional home entertainment playback systems.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures is the first Indian studio to support Dolby Atmos on Blu-ray Disc offerings. Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, further elaborated, saying, “Every punch that Mary threw was heard and felt in Dolby Atmos in the cinema. The power of sound to transport you right into the middle of the ring will now be available to home theater enthusiasts who will be able to experience Dolby Atmos movies the way they were meant to be heard, right in their living rooms.”
Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Kedia, Sr. Regional Director – India, South East Asia, ANZ, said, “We are thrilled to announce the release of Mary Kom, the first Blu-ray title in the country to feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Dolby Atmos, one of the most significant advancement in home theater audio in 20 years, will transport consumers deeper into the story with amazing clarity and true-to-life detail.” He added, “Dolby Atmos has generated a tremendous response from the home theater industry. We aim to give consumers the best entertainment experience by bringing Dolby Atmos right into their homes.”