'Kaala's set is the biggest we've worked on'
..says Peter Draper, the VFX head for Ranjith's gangster drama, starring Rajinikanth
He calls working on superstar Rajinikanth's Kaala as one of his biggest projects, and was amazed at the magnitude of the Tamil film. Pete Draper, who is looking after the VFX of the film, hopes the audience will not be able to tell the difference between the real world and computer generated imagery (CGI).
Draper, Co-founder and CEO, Makuta VFX, has worked on big blockbusters such as Eega, Ghajini, Magadheera, Endhiran and Baahubali. He says, "The experience of working on Kaala has been very good. The set work which we have to do is one of the biggest that we have worked on. They have built a one and half kilometre set. I hope you won't be able to spot the CGI in it." He adds that some of the best CGI is those that people don't spot.
Creating a world with the use of technology is not easy. Draper says it is tough to create imperfections in the perfect digital world. "The problem with CGI is that it is perfect and the real world is not perfect. If you look around, you'll notice that every single thing has some imperfection. We are not used to seeing perfection." He adds that as soon we see something which is perfect, we think that something is not right because we are not used to seeing that. "We have to make things to convince the audience. So, while creating a structure or an animation that is realistic is the first stage, it is adding those inaccuracies, imperfection which is challenging."
The trilingual (Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi) also features Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Samuthirakani and Eswari Rao, and is slated for release on June 7.