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It’s raining VFX in Bollywood

Published : Nov 10, 2018, 1:13 am IST
Updated : Nov 10, 2018, 1:13 am IST

Apart from great storylines, filmmakers are also relying heavily on special effects.

Thugs of Hindostan poster.
 Thugs of Hindostan poster.

The latest of all trends that has caught Bollywood in its clutches is the world of special effects. From scenes being re-shot to delays in release dates, makers are now vouching for special effects.

Even though VFX in Thugs of Hindostan has faced a lot of flak, upcoming films like 2.0 followed by Kedarnath, Zero and Simmba, are brimming with special effects.

The film 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, has apparently spent over `100 crore only on special effects on Chitti – Rajinikanth’s character  - and on the villainous character played by Akshay.

The Abhishek Kapoor directional Kedarnath starring Sushant Singh Rajput, too has major flood sequences being shown using a lot of special effects. Hence, an important portion of the film’s budget has been consumed by VFX.

Coming to Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero, directed by Aanand L Rai, where he is seen playing a dwarf. Special effects came into play every time SRK was on screen. However, since the shooting of the film was tough itself – SRK walked around in a pit as deep as 1.5 feet – to ensure that he was shorter than his actual size – keeping in mind the character of Bauua Singh.

And keeping his school of filmmaking intact, Rohit Shetty’s Simmba starring Ranveer Singh too relies heavily on special effects. With visually spectacular sequences in the film, a Hindi remake of Telugu film Temper – Rohit has spent a bomb on the special effects.

“Most films today have at least 20 per cent of the film’s budget allocated for special effects. Kedarnath and Simmba are surely in that bracket. However, when you talk about films like 2.0 and Zero, the VFX budgets would be way higher and consume a majority of the film’s budget,” opined Atul Mohan, editor of Complete Cinema.

_ Sanskriti Media

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