The four year long wait is over, ‘I’ is out in the open for reviews. As the initial (special) screening is underway across the country, thinking in retrospect, major part of procrastination in the release of ‘I’, especially through the months of last year, is visual effects.
Weta Digital has already been credited with five Academy Awards and it is this pro that director Shankar roped in, for the Vikram-Amy starrer Pongal treat.
Their immaculate and intricate work is what consumed a considerable share of time on the sets, in addition to the obvious and remarkable physical changes that Vikram put himself through.
Rising Sun Pictures, based in Australia handled visual effects for the multiple-Oscar winning ‘Gravity’. The same firm has worked with Shankar on the post production of ‘I’, completing the picture for a remarkable visual experience. AR Rahman needs no introduction. Already the proud recipient of two Oscars, is also a part of ‘I’.
Weta has bagged the Oscar for three ‘Lord of the Rings’ – The Two Towers, The Return of the King and Fellowship of the Ring, apart from for ‘King Kong’ and ‘Avatar’. With so many Oscar laurets on the same project, will ‘I’ bag an Academy Award too? Post your opinions.