Thursday, 16 June 2016

Five movies that could not have been made without VFX

Visual effects play a role of an integral ingredient in the process of movie making. It could be cutting edge science fiction or a simple romantic comedy VFX is used in all of them. A good VFX work creates the illusion as if the movie was shot in reality, but it’s simply the effort of VFX team that brings the film to life. Today we’ll talk about the top five Bollywood hits that may never have been made if VFX had not been involved.

Chennai Express

SRK’s hit romantic comedy is a work of the Red Chillies VFX team. It is easy to assume that the production was filled with outdoor shoots with repeated sequences in trains, but the train never left the station.

That’s right! The movie was mostly shot indoors in a closed studio, after which the VFX team took over to complete the shots. A train compartment was modelled inside the studio & actors made to stand behind green screen until the take was fine. Later VFX team took over to apply backgrounds & other effects.

Bhaag Mikha Bhaag

It’s a biography of a sports star. The movie would not have been possible without a dedicated VFX team.

A lot of key scenes like Farhan Akhtar receiving awards from the minister to the crowds in the stadium were all due to the VFX team.


Salman Khan is a super star but not a stunt man! His action packed entertainer was heavily dependent on the visual effect team, be it his stunts with the pistol or stadium filled with fans.

Om Shanti Om

Good VFX can bring back the dead, literally! Om shanty Om made headlines because of Deepika Padukone’s hit song. But this visualisation would not have been possible without the Red Chillies VFX team.

A lot other, seemingly regular scene like the one where SRK saves Deepika from fire was also created with the help of VFX.


This action movie looks another Salman flick. But the production involved many that were created by future works, one of the leading VXF companies in Bollywood.

Bollywood has come a long way in its utilisation of visual effects. This makes it easy to shoot difficult scenes at a lower budget & without putting anyone’s life at risk, be it the actors or the stunt man.

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If you know any other movies that have VFX silently working in the background, let us know in the comments below.  

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