Do you think all the spectacular views that we see in movies are real? The action fights, the perfect cinematography, the amazing crowd, the superpower effects, do you think any of it is real?
Well, let me tell you one thing. None of it is original. It is actually the computer-generated impacts called Visual Effects aka VFX. From past few years, Indian film industry has possessed the culture of using VFX in most of the movies.
So, what I have today is a list of behind the scene shots from your favourite movies in which the VFX are used to exaggerate the reality.
Just in case you don’t know, it’s Chroma key effect which is often used in many news reports, TV programs and films. A green or light blue background is used which is later replaced with the mesmerizing scenes. Let’s check out some other VFX truths that are least known to us.
13. Remember the scene from Baahubali?
Did you know that the movie Baahubali has been shot with around 4,500-5,000 visual effects or VFX? It is one of the most expensive films ever made, and many amazing visual effects were added that gave it a world-class look.
12. Naam Shabana
A spin-off sequel to the 2015 film Baby with Taapsee Pannu reprising her role as Shabana in Naam Shabana. According to Wikipedia, its first-day gross was approximately ₹5.12 crore, and it finished its first weekend with an estimated gross of ₹18.76 crore.
11. No one can forget the transformation scene from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
According to Wikipedia, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the sixth highest grossing 2013 Bollywood film worldwide and became the 21st film to gross over ₹1 billion (US$16 million).
10. The epic climax of Bol Bachchan.
According to the sources, Pixion, the most well-renowned name in the entertainment industry has delivered more than 600 brilliant VFX shots for the film Bol Bachchan.
9. The two major shots from the movie Happy New Year.
The lavish opening shot of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah in the movie Happy New Year was actually created by using visual effects.
8. The major climax scene from Main Hoon Na.
Main Hoon Na was the second highest grossing Indian movie of 2004 behind Veer-Zaara. It made ₹480 million (US$7.5 million) in India and an additional ₹19 million (US$300,000) in the overseas market.
7. The crowd in the movie PK.
In a conversation with Animation Express, Riva VFX and Animation said that they, along with the PK movie team, executed around 700 shots and most of them are invisible in the movie. Shocked?
6. From the movie Players
According to the sources, Prime Focus delivered 1108 VFX shots and full DI for the Bollywood movie, Players. Based on the 2003 Hollywood blockbuster, ‘The Italian Job‘, the thriller was directed by Abbas-Mustan and starring Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sikander Kher, Bobby Deol, Omi Vaidya and Aftab Shivdasani.
5. This scene from ‘Shootout at Wadala’ took the breath away of many people.
According to the sources, the ultimate scene of the movie ‘Shootout at Wadala’ was given a stylized look that was achieved through visual effects by Mumbai-based FutureWorks. Four hundred and fifty shots were augmented digitally through VFX.
4. The reality behind Disco Deewane scene from movie ‘Student of the Year’.
The movie Student of the Year directed by Karan Johar and produced by Hiroo Yash Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions and in collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment featured major newcomers of B-Town including Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.
3. VFX breakdown of the movie, Sultan.
Salman Khan’s Sultan was one of the biggest hits of the year 2016. According to reports by Indian Express, the film went on to earn Rs 300 crore and earned acclaim too. Though the actor worked hard on his body but technology also played an important part in the success of Sultan.
2. The double-pack scene from movie, Don.
According to the sources, Don grossed over ₹1.06 billion at the box office against a budget of ₹380 million and was the fifth highest-grossing Indian film of 2006.
1. The visual change from the movie, Singham.
Singham was the remake of the 2010 Tamil film Singam featuring Suriya and Anushka Shetty. The film was produced by Reliance Entertainment, which co-produced the original Tamil movie.
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