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The making of Raajneeti

Written by: By: Neville Bode, Bollywood Hungama
Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 17:22 [IST]

Politics is a touchy subject and creates controversies, so much so that making a film on politics is a risk few filmmakers are willing to take. However Prakash Jha, who's dirtied his hands in the rough and tumble of actual politics, and even fought a general election, is a master when it comes to making movies on political subjects: Gangaajal, Apaharan and now Raajneeti.

Produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Prakash Jha, Raajneeti was shot in Bhopal entirely and took approximately 800 man days to complete 175 visual effects shots. Pixion, one of India's leading vfx houses added sheen to the film. Prasad Sutar, the VFX Supervisor & Creative Head at Pixion worked in tandem with Prakash Jha on the pre-production & on location to set the scale required for the film.

Prasad Sutar adds "We started preproduction before the principal photography. Based on the location and the shots we decided on the number of junior artists and crowd to be pulled in. We executed this project in one and a half months along with Viral Thakkar, vfx head, Ranadheer Reddy, Compositing head and Pankaj Kaliband, Compositng Lead." Sutar is all praise for the director, "Prakash Jha is a one man army and was on top all process of the film while in production, and the same remained while we working at Pixion during the post."

Oneindia brings to you an inside scoop on the execution of the seamless visual effects that complement this film courtesy, Prakash Jha Productions, UTV Motion Pictures, Walkwater Media Limited and Pixion.

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