The VFX studio is really busy delivering project after project, this time a film down south for the debutant director Anand Shankar’s ‘Arima Nambi’ (Trust The Lion). The director has earlier assisted acclaimed director and writer AR Murugadoss.
Speaking to AnimationXpress.com, VFX supervisor for Arima Nambi B Sasikumar says: “FutureWorks have delivered 700 plus VFX shots for the film, which include explosions, monitor composites, green screen composites and some cleanups as well.”
Since the project required a lot of attention and detailed work; both the Mumbai and Chennai outfits, comprising of over 150 artists, were involved in delivering the feature in just about four months.
“The most challenging sequence in the film was to get the explosion inside the flat right. It was an integral part of the movie and had to be believable visually. We had to recreate all the props inside the flat as all of them had to integrate seamlessly with the explosion,” Saikumar expounds.
Some of the other sequences which required some detailing included a tyre blasting where the tyre was recreated using CGI and matched to the lighting conditions of the shot. “There was also another important shot which required us to create 50-60 monitor content, specially designed and animated to convey the storyline and meet the director’s requirements to show an investigation,” he adds.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay, who is busy shooting for ‘Kaththi’ seems to have recently watched Vikram Prabhu-Priya Anand starrer ‘Arima Nambi’ and was all praise for the feature to AR Murugadoss, who conveyed the star’s message through a tweet that read: “Vijay sir said ARIMA NAMBI is outstanding… congrats ANAND SANKAR… feeling Exhited to watched it tomo.”
Produced by Kalaipuli S Danu, the movie starring Vikram Prabu, Priya Anand in the lead roles has music by Sivamani and released on 4 July across India. On the association with Shankar, Sasikumar says: “The director was very clear in what he wanted from us and the project met all the deadlines without any hiccups. It was great associating with Anand for his debutant venture.”