Cinematographer says many scenes had CGI mistakes in Baahubali

  • PTI, Panaji
  • Updated: Nov 28, 2015 17:28 IST
Tamannah with a CGI snake in a still from the movie. (Arka Media Works)

If you thought that Baahubali’s VFX were good but didn’t hold water when compared to Hollywood, then this maybe why. It may have become a huge box office success and earned praises for the use of VFX, but its cinematographer KK Senthil Kumar says he was disappointed with CGI errors which made many scenes look fake.

The first part of the epic film directed by SS Rajamouli starred Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty in lead roles.

The movie went on to become one of the highest grossing Indian films in the country and abroad.

“As a DOP, I am disappointed by a lot of things in Baahubali. There are so many scenes where there were keying mistakes, which made the CGI look fake. There were issues related to the depth of field, there are motion blurs.

“So we are trying to rectify this problem in the second film. I hope it get a slicker image,” Kumar said on the sidelines of IFFI.

Read: Five reasons why you shouldn’t miss Baahubali

The cinematographer, who has also worked in films like Magadheera, Arundhati, Eega and has shot the song Gerua for Rohit Shetty’s much-awaited Dilwale starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, says for him making the second part of Baahubali is going to be very challenging.

“I didn’t expect the first film to be so successful. Now the real challenge is to take it to the next level. The first part was just the introduction. The second part is really the core story. Ultimately, cinema is about the emotional content and about storytelling,” he said.

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