Indian Blockbuster “Bahubali 2: the Conclusion” (2017) has changed the preconceived notion that only Hollywood could justify the the advanced use of VFX and Animation in their movies. When we hear the word best “epic-drama”, the names come to our mind are “The Lord of the Rings series” or “Gladiator” or the American TV series “Game of Thrones” and no name of India movies. Bahubali has successfully changed this perception by blazing the trail in Indian Cinema. The fascinating scenes of it are nuanced by hundreds of VFX artists under the direction of S.S Rajamouli. Baahubali, is the most expensive movie series in India what has created the bench mark for VFX or visual effect in indigenous Cinema.
This 8.9/10 imdb rating Indian drama’s budget was Rs 250 crore and it released over 9000 screens worldwide on 28 April 2017. The estimated Box office collection of Rs 1633 crore has help the film to become the highest grossing Indian film. It is said that it took over 2 years to get the VFX done by over 30 studios from countries like Ukraine, Serbia and China.
VFX Supervisor V Srinivas Mohan, (who previously worked in the films of Robots, I, Shivaji), along with Rajamouli, Sabu Cyril, K. K. Senthil Kumar created 3D waterfall animation of around 2500 feet. Pete Draper, studio VFX supervisor and co-founder of Makuta, also played his major part in creating the waterfall sequence. CGI (computer generated imagery) was used in creating the waterfall. Animatronics was used in this film. You can have the perfect example of animatronics use in the movie called Jurassic Park. LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) Scanning type of most advanced technique was used in this film.
Previously a large number of Indian Animation professionals worked for the outsourcing of the foreign film industries. Bahubali gave them the opportunity to work for theirindigenous film (almost 90% of the work has been done in India) what replete with the most fascinating visual effects ever done in Indian Cinema.
NASSCOM anticipated that India’s Animation Industry is expecting to be grown at the rate of 22% every year. But now it is expected that rate would be higher since Bahubali 2 has set the level-mark of Animation in Indian Cinema and over the Indians psyche while giving them the opportunity to take pride over it.
It is also expected that the prevailing high urgency of Animators in India would be higher as the following Indian epic movies would be made to meet the new high-expectation of Indian viewers.
In 2017, Animation and VFX is already one of the most sought-after courses in India. The growing popularity of the courses of 3D animation, Graphic and Web design, VFX for film and film editing, has created several Animation institutions in West Bengal and all over the India. If you are Animation aspirants you can search for best Animation and VFX institutions in Kolkata.
Bahubali’s world wide popularity can make one grasp of the fact that film technology and Animation and VFX have come of age in the Indian Cinema. Hence if you are an animation aspirant or you are at the juncture to make your career decision after 12th standard, this is the best time for you to be on the path of your dream.