Pushpa – The Rise – Makuta VFX

Makuta provided VFX supervision and LiDAR scanning for the majority of this high-grossing feature, producing work for the complex waterfall episode, foliage extensions, forest rebuilds and 3D matte extensions to recreate the sandalwood trees that were critical to the story. With Makuta is producing hundreds of shots working closely with the direction team, the project’s visual effects were turned around in a very short time. This is one of the films, we worked during the pandemic. The film has managed to collect Rs 342+ cr worldwide and the biggest earner of 2021 in India.

Rangasthalam – Makuta VFX

Makuta was tasked to produce the primary introductory shots of Ram Charan in this iconic drama. From producing the initial car accident shots, simulation, rendering and compositing work, we also produced the CG bicycle, which crashes in front of camera for the same shots. The main sequence, we were required to produce was the introductory shot of the hero. Originally attempted as a drone shot, it wasn’t possible for the crew to achieve the sweeping wide shot to close-up that was necessary, therefore a full CG environment was built, complete with barrage, water, foliage, etc., to match the subsequent live shots in the sequence. Combined with a live plate of the actor, the final shot swept down from an extreme distance to a close profile shot seamlessly.

Kaala – Makuta VFX

As the principal vendor on this film, Makuta was involved in the set design decisions, drastically reducing the overall VFX budget through our on-set shoot supervision, LiDAR scanning of the entire 800m long set and providing “invisible” visual effects to recreate the 3D -Dharavi slums of Mumbai on the Chennai set location. Through compositing, which we supervised and executed to fully 3D extension and our custom “DURT” system to degrade the visibly too-clean set build, we produced hundreds of visual effects shots from rig removal, fire augmentation through fire and debris simulations, 3D building and bridge extension and replacements, hoarding and cleanup, all within a matter on months. A very challenging project with the sheer amount of detail needed to recreate the environment but we pulled it off!

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