2.0 Visual Effects Breakdowns

2.0 Visual Effects Breakdowns

2.0 is an upcoming Indian science fiction action thriller film written and directed by S. Shankar, co-written by B. Jeyamohan, and produced by A. Subaskaran. The film serves as a spiritual successor to the 2010 Tamil film Enthiran, and features Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. With an estimated budget of between ₹543 crore, it is the most expensive Indian film made to date.

The film is shot in Tamil language and will be released in 14 other languages with dubbed versions. A teaser of the film was released on 13 September 2018, followed by a trailer which released on November 3. The film is set for a worldwide theatrical release on 29 November 2018.

Shankar’s 2.0 offers a glimpse into the making of the film. It introduces the audience to the crew and also lists the kinds of technology that have been employed to bring the characters played by Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar to life. They include 25 visual effects studios, 2,150 VFX shots, 1,000 VFX artists, native 3D, animatronics, 1,300 pre-visualisation shots and virtual camera technology.

2.0 is the sequel to Shankar’s 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. The teaser revealed that Rajinikanth will reprise his roles from the original as the scientist Vaseegaran and the robot Chitti. Akshay Kumar makes his Tamil debut in the film and plays the supervillain, Dr Richard. The film also stars Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey. AR Rahman has composed the music and the background score. The film will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi on November 29.

2.0 VFX Breakdown by Alzahra VFX

Shanker’s 2.0 and the help of Alzahra VFX & Animation Studio.

When it comes to action movies, there are so many things to be said about the special features. As a person who likes to watch these kinds of movies, Alzahra vfx tries hard to make them profitable for those who are interested in movies. There are so many people in Alzahra vfx who are trying hard to make a better scene for you. You can also watch other movies within the help of Alzahra vfx but today us emphasize was on Shanker’s 2.0.

Bottleship’s work on 2.0

In this Bollywood smash hit, we built systems that flock and murmurate millions of cellphone birds, and perform other sentient and directed actions, like climbing a house wall. Eventually they form a giant bird. In another sequence, bird ghosts breathe life into an immaterial form of a character. All that spiced up with a bit of destruction work.

Skywork Studios Worked for Sharkar’s 2.0

Skywork Studios is a specialist in Stereoscopic 3D filmmaking and provides end to end 3D solutions. We ensure that 3D output is of the optimal international quality.

Ashish & Surabhi have moved base to India with a vision to create Stereoscopic 3D films here. We want to enable filmmakers here to shoot 3D with the same speed and precision as 2D films. We want to help them create groundbreaking experiences in 3D and use 3D creatively as an integral part of story telling. Skywork also provides Camera Rental Services for regular 2D movies.

Tau Films Adds Visual Effects to the Magic of Shankar’s 2.0

Tau Films completed more than 120 visual effects (VFX) shots for Shankar’s 2.0, scheduled to release worldwide on November 29, 2018. The film, produced by Lyca Productions, is one of India’s most anticipated, sci-fi blockbusters of 2018 and is the sequel to Enthiran (2010). The final stereo 3D spectacle is said to contain nearly 2150 VFX shots and set a new bar for Indian cinema.

Tau Films was deeply involved with the film from 2015, coming on board early in the production process to collaborate with Shankar and VFX Supervisor Srinivas Mohan on the conceptual design key characters, effects and visuals along with Legacy FX and other partners. Starting from deep conversations with Shankar on the details of his vision, Tau Films created the finished look and animation of hero characters, Chitti (in his various forms) and his nemesis, Pakshi Rajan, played by Indian matinee idols, Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar respectively. Tau Films supervised visual effects over the course of filming in Chennai and Delhi as well as second unit shooting in Bolivia and Ukraine.

Tau Films also handled the design of and motion capture for the iconic stadium battle sequence in collaboration with action director Nick Powell. Tau Films produced previsualization for the majority of the film as a way to explore the visual language required to bring the story to life, integrating work also done by The Third Floor and Firefly Studio. In addition, Tau Films built CG cities, massive crowds and developed much of the technology behind the cellphone nemeses that are at the heart of the film. The CG development and shot work at Tau Films was helmed by VFX Supervisor, Walt Jones, whose credits include Oscar-winning VFX projects such as Life of Pi (2012) and Golden Compass (2007).

“2.0 was one of the most VFX-intensive projects we’ve ever been involved with. It required a complete reimagining of much of the production process and presented challenges which were entirely new,” said Jones. “Spending over a year on set with Shankar, Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Srinivas and 2.0 Cinematographer Nirav Shah, allowed us to really understand the soul of the story and align everything for VFX to service that narrative and create the kind of spectacle that the fans expect. The final product is a testament to the hard work and creativity of hundreds Tau artists and production staff around the world.”

Tau Films is content-creation and media house headed by VFX-pioneer John Hughes with locations in Los Angeles, Kuala Lumpur, Hyderabad, Vancouver, and Beijing. In Indian cinema, Tau Films previously contributed to the visual effects on the blockbuster Baahubali (2015).

Quantum Creation FX Worked for Shankar’s 2.0

Quantum‘s latest work for this upcoming film of Shankar’s 2.0! A big thanks to all the hard working team members here at QuantumCreationFX that made the suits/costumes for this project possible.

Prasad Corporation Worked for Shankar’s 2.0

Wishing 2.0 a Grand Success..!! We, at Prasad, are excited to be associated with the VFX of the film. We love it and hope you will love it too…!!

Phantom FX Worked for Shankar’s 2.0

The much awaited Magnum Opus from Director Shankar is here! The Rajnikanth starrer ‘Robot 2.0’ is out in theatres now. PhantomFX is glad to have worked on parts of the 2.0 VFX. We wish the cast and crew success with this film!

Firefly Creative Studio Worked for Shankar’s 2.0

2.0 hits the screens now. A visual extravaganza featuring VFX by Firefly. We thank Director Shankar, Producer Lyca Productions and VFX Supervisor Srinivas Mohan for the opportunity & experience. Here’s wishing the entire Cast & Crew “Success 2.0!”

Director: S. Shankar
The Production VFX Supervisor: Srinivas Mohan
Release Date: 29 November 2018 (India)

The VFX are made by:
Baraboom! Studios (previsualization)
Skywork Studios (3d camera equipment)
Sound Troop (foley studio)
Tyagi Guns and Special Effects
Double Negative (DNEG)
Legacy Effects
Quantum Creation FX
TAU Films
UNIT studios
El Ranchito
MAS Imageworks
Asymmetric VFX
Prana studios – R&H
Crater Studio
KNACK Studios
Bottleship VFX (VFX Supervisor: Hristo Velev)
Firefly Creative Studio
Alzahra VFX
Digital Domain
Future Works
ARC VFX Studio
Ajax VFX
Unifi Media
After Studio
Phantom FX (VFX Supervisor: Bejoy Arputharaj)
Fluiid Mask
EFX Magic / Prasad Corporation
Accel Media

For more info:

Official IMDB page of 2.0
Official page of 2.0

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Written by VFX Online

VFX Online, now writing with a focus on Visual Effects and Animation and Gaming, writing at VFX Online Blog since 2016. VFX Online in India.


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