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  Entertainment   Bollywood  25 Aug 2019  Too much VFX, too little time

Too much VFX, too little time

Published : Aug 25, 2019, 1:45 am IST
Updated : Aug 25, 2019, 1:45 am IST

The filmmakers often underestimate efforts needed to get high-end VFX, leading to films getting delayed.

Riteish Deshmukh
 Riteish Deshmukh

The release of Milap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan has been pushed back because VFX for Riteish Deshmukh’s dwarf character is not complete.

Marjaavaan — starring Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish, and Tara Sutaria — was initially slated to release on Gandhi Jayanti, the same day as the Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff film War. While War is slated to keep its release date, Marjaavan has been pushed behind.

The VFX for the film’s antagonist Riteish is reportedly taking a long time to complete. The actor is playing a dwarf in the film, similar to Shah Rukh Khan in Zero.

“The makers have made Ritesh’s character as deadly as what Peter Dinklage’s role was in X Men: Days of the Future Past. It is a role that Ritiesh has worked extensively for, and the kind of VFX required is mammoth. The problem with many films, including Total Dhamaal, 2.0 and Manikarnika, has been that the makers have not calculated the effort required to get the high end VFX in place, and that has meant that the films would get delayed. This is exactly what Marjaavaan also has fallen prey to. Even Saaho had a similar issue,” says our source.

As per the film’s posters, the Milap Zaveri directed film will release on November 22.

— Sanskriti Media

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