VFX in Bollywood gains ground in 2006

MUMBAI: 2006 has been touted as the best and biggest year for Bollywood. In the year gone past, films not only incorporated novel scripts and concepts, but also executed them well. One factor that assisted immensely in the execution of many films last year was the use of visual effects.

A visual effect isn’t a new concept in Bollywood, but its use in Hindi films has transcended traditional requirements and treatment. No more is it about imitating and recreating popular Hollywood scenes, nor is it about shabbily done shots with effects that jar on the senses.

With each passing year, the use of visual effects has been reaching a new level of maturity and raising benchmark levels annually. Today, filmmakers and VFX studios strive to blend CG seamlessly into a film’s screenplay. In 2006, films like Rang De Basanti, Fanaa, Krrish, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Don, Dhoom :2 have not only been the biggest money spinners at the box office, but have also pumped in loads of money to enhance the visual look of the film to serve to the audience something more real (and occasionally even the surreal) on reel.

Businessofcinema.com takes an analytical peek into the films of the year gone by and the most memorable visual effects of 2006.

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

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