A stage version of the Hollywood blockbuster and real life story "Titanic" is running to packed houses in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam.
The play is based on the film about a couple who fall in love on the maiden voyage of the world's biggest ocean-liner, which sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912.
It may not match the technical finesse of the Oscar-winning film, but the saga of the ill-fated ship is a hit among this remote region's theatre buffs.
The director of the film "Titanic", James Cameron, may not realise it but his Oscar winning tale of love aboard a doomed ship has inspired many in India.
In the troubled east Indian state of Assam, Jack and Rose - the main characters in the film - have been reborn on stage in their Assamese incarnations.
The Hollywood movie "Titanic" is based on the real life story of an ocean-liner on its maiden voyage which hit an iceberg and sank killing nearly all its passengers.
There are not many cinema theatres in this part of the country and so very few have actually seen the Hollywood blockbuster.
The adaptation of the film "Titanic" for a stage version was easy - all the scenes have simply been translated into the local Assamese language.
The play has been directed by playwright Hemanta Dutta who says the universal emotions of this western masterpiece will reach out to a large audience in this remote region, now that it has been translated into the local language.
"I want to bring it to the common people of Assam who could not go to the cinema halls or for lack of their knowledge...for lack of their English knowledge."
SUPER CAPTION: Hemanta Dutta , Director
Mobile theatre companies are the most popular form of entertainment in rural Assam.
The play "Titanic" has been produced by the " Kohinoor" roving theatre company.
Compared to Cameron's 200 (m) million dollar cinematic extravaganza, the play has cost only a modest 5-thousand dollars to produce.
It uses three models of the ship to create the illusion of a ship steering through the sea.
About 300 artists and technicians are involved in staging the drama.
The play's unprecedented success has meant more money for the actors, and has brought them fame.
Kuntal Goswami plays the part of Jack Dawson in the play.
Copying Leonardo Di Caprio's Jack may be a bit of a challenge, but Goswami says he is loving every minute of it.
"I feel great playing Jack in this drama ...I love this role."
SUPER CAPTION: Kuntal Goswami, Actor
The character of Rose is played by Nikumani Barua, a popular Assamese film actress.
Playing the young Rose as well as the old Rose is overwhelming, says Barua.
"I am doing mobile theatre for the first time. I am really impressed by the audience turnout...it feels great. Film is a much easier medium - stage is very tough."
SUPER CAPTION: Nikumani Barua, Actress
Indian audiences are known for their fondness for romances and tearful tragedies.
Thrilled by its box-office success, the producers of the play plan to take their mobile "Titanic" to all the towns and villages in Assam.
The company already has a packed schedule over the next eight months.
For those watching the show, the moving tale and the lavish scale of the production is simply amazing.
"Whatever has been done is really very fantastic. And definitely for the first time this has been done within the limitations of such a stage."
SUPER CAPTION : Vox Pop
Recreating a western maritime disaster with a local flavour has been a recipe for success for the "Kohinoor " theatre company.
Cashing in on the huge media hype created by the film, the producers have spared no expense in publicising their production.
Jack and Rose may not have known where Assam is, but their tragic romance is creating theatre history in this remote state.
And this "Titanic" will not sink before bringing its creators hefty dividends - and a delighted audience asking for more.