Mumbai based visual effects and animation house Geon Studios recently executed around vfx 400 plus shots for the Tamil-Telugu bilingual film Unnaipol Oruvan. The film is a remake of the Bollywood film A Wednesday and stars Kamal Haasan and Mohanlal in the Tamil version and Venkatesh in Telugu version titled Eenadu. Interestingly, Shruti Haasan has composed the film’s music.
The movie is about a day’s story, starts in the morning and concludes in the evening with paced mood and dramatic sequences.
Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, N Madhu Sudhanan, VFX Supervisor of the movies shared, “The story was to start in the morning and end in the evening, wherein the challenge for Geon was the lighting and tracking as the movie was shot in different times, different days and in different backdrops. Also, a story like this, visual effects should always be invisible and enhance the story telling!”
Visual Effects Producer for both the films, Asmita Bharrati informed, “The deadlines were so tight for both the films posing many challenges in the post. The vfx team executed a wide variety of replacement and design shots – right from logos, nameplates, name boards, TV monitors, screen, rooftop gadgets, concrete floors to street lights, windows, digital matte painting and 3D set extensions. Especially, the camera was traveling throughout the film in every frame. It was highly challenging to track and composite many live action plates. Since GEON was the lead studio for the project the job never stopped by turning around the shots to the client but also guiding our vendors in Chennai and Mumbai were quite engaging!”
Geon was lead studio for both the films, and executed the vfx in 6 weeks flat. In order to cope up with the tight schedule, Geon awarded few shots from both the films to Jupiter, Chennai and few shots from the Telugu film to EFX, Mumbai.
Here’s a shot breakdown of a few key scenes, courtesy Geon Studios.