The VFX work in Thurthu Nirgamana took 11 months
...says the director of the Kannada film, Thurthu Nirgamana, which's all set for release next month
With the release of Hemanth Kumar’s Thurthu Nirgamana just a month away, there's a lot of buzz surrounding the project. The coming-of-age film, which comprises a ensemble star cast, will see the lead being played by actor-singer Sunil Raoh.
Explaining the film’s title, which means emergency exit, director Hemanth Kumar points out that the VFX in the film is one of the biggest highlights, which the team has worked on for 11 months. “Thurthu Nirgamana is a fantasy film with a blend of magic realism. It goes along with the character played by Sunil Raoh, who travels to many places. Reality and surrealism blur in his life for which we have used a lot of VFX,” says Hemanth, who doesn’t want to compare the visual effects with that of films like Baahubali.
Sutra and I-VFX (director Nitin Anand and supervisor -- Indrajith Unni Pulliath) are associated with the visual effects, which are both quirky and modern. “The effects support the emotional crux of the story and will be in sync with situations,” says Hemanth, adding that for the film they have indeed invested a lot of time. “The makers had set up a planetarium since they couldn’t shoot in the real location,” he says.
Hemanth, who has worked with Hemanth M Rao in Godi Banna Sadharana Mykattu, is marking his directorial debut with this film, made under Kumar and Kumar Films, and jointly produced by Bharath Kumar and Hemanth Kumar L in association with Shylaja Pictures and Sharath Bhagavan.
With Prayag Mukundan handling the camerawork of Thurthu Nirgamana, the film’s music is directed by Dossmode, while the sound designing as been done by Niraj Gera and Pranit Purao. The DI and colouring is done by Xavier Joseph at Prime Focus Media. The film also features Samyuktha Hegde, Raj B Shetty, Rishi, Achyuth Kumar, Sudharani, Hitha Chandrashekar and Amrutha Ramamurthy in the cast.