The director of the film, VS Rajender Babu, told the BBC that the film did not get released initially because of a financial dispute and the original print of the film was badly damaged in the intervening years.
But Babu recently found a "perfect print" of the film with a distributor in Singapore.
Babu asserted that he was surprised when he saw the negative of the print, as it was kept so carefully.
Babu believes that the film will be 91-year-old Kumar's last film, which also stars actress Rekha, and he will be happy to see it.
--ANI (Posted on 25-12-2013)