With a recollaboration of Heyy Babyy team, the recently released multi-starrer flick Housefull is all set to entertain the audiences this summer. While the film is getting rave reviews for its hilarious script, the stars' performances and the lively jokes, what makes the film more than just staple Bollywood masala is the extraordinary visual effects (VFX) and (Digital Intermediate) DI executed by Mumbai-based Visual entertainment services Company, Prime Focus.
Talking about the vfx of the movie, Merzin Tavaria, Chief Creative Director at Prime Focus said, "Housefull is one of the most challenging films in terms of creatives and deliveries. The most important sequences being the Tiger sequence and the Monkey sequence. We had a couple of scenes which involved the lead actors interacting with a Tiger which was quite difficult to shoot in reality, that's one of the scenes where we have used VFX but the beauty of the shot is that it's so seamless that you can't make out the use of VFX and this helps, as it looks real and doesn't disturb the narrative.
Apart from the vfx, what added glitz to movie was the DI executed by the Prime Focus team.
Says DI head and Chief colorist Rohan Desai," Since Housefull is a romantic comedy, we have set the palette to bright-happy colours. We have maintained a very clean and consistent look for the entire movie.
Talking about the challenges Rohan said, "Most of the scenes in Housefull were shot in London where the weather is very erratic; as a result there were a lot of lighting challenges involved, with Digital Intermediate we achieved the required look and feel for the scenes and consistency in terms of skin tones and background. There were scenes where we had patches of clouds passing by that made the background change tones from dull to bright and dim again; We animated the colour grades and used DI to maintain consistency in terms of lighting," Desai added.
Housefull, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Sajid Khan, features Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone and Jiah Khan.