Visual effects are nothing new in Tollywood. Even from the days of the epic Mayabazar, Telugu films have lead the way in terms of technical brilliance. Use of CGI has become the current trend. With Baahubali we had shown the world that India too is capable of producing awe inspiring visuals. Since then, other films have been taking it forward by coming up with stunning visuals of their own. Thanks to recent technological developments, it has become quite hard to differentiate between live footage and computer graphics. In the recent war drama film “Ghazi” this is the same case where certain scenes leave us mesmerized. Ghazi undoubtedly is on par with international standards today.
So here’s everything you need to know how the team has managed to pull of such exquisite CG effects for the movie. Initially it was just 40 CG shots, but when biggies like Rana, PVP and Matinee Entertainment stepped in, it quickly escalated to around 700 CG shots making it one of the best films with VFX.
Around 20% of the total shots in movie are CG, making VFX a part of the story.
70% of the movie was shot in congested submarine like sets in which 12 hours a day was mostly spent inside. The crew used to take a break every 3 hours for sunlight and oxygen.
Sankalp has nearly 2-3 years of R&D in this script and approached the crew with an in-depth knowledge in every aspect of this script.
It took only 60 days to complete the shoot but 3 months were spent in the script work showing the research and efforts put in by the team.
Cinematographer R. Madhie has reportedly sacrificed 50 films to work for Ghazi.
VFX designer Vasudev states that a 3-D environment in CG matching all underwater dynamics was created to match the international standards of visuals.
When the scale of production was small and confined it had only 30 underwater shots and 10 other sequences but later was increased to 700 shots when PVP & Matinee Entertainment has provided enough scope for development.
From being a small set near lower tankbund of area in Hyderabad to crafting nearly 700-750 CG shots…. Ghazi surely does deserve all the applause it is getting. As the protagonist Rana says, “The story is bigger than all of us combined together and all these are just mere tools to define the history’s greatness”
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