Hyderabad: Who could have possibly imagined that a housefly would become one of the most loved film characters of Indian cinema in recent times? The credit goes to the team behind Makuta VFX, who are basking in the glory of winning the National Award as they recall Eega as their toughest project.
Talking to IANS, Dasaradha R Gude, the chairman of Makuta VFX, revealed his excitement over winning the National Award. He said, "The whole team at Makuta is super excited about winning the National Award for special effects and graphics. It was the toughest project we handled with well over 2,000 shots."
Dasaradha also thanked Eega team for creating a wonderful atmosphere for his work. He added, "Not only did Makuta create the fly and the principal animation for it, they also lit, rendered and composited the character along with all of its interacting elements, such as full interactive environments, digital set extensions and properties."
Directed by SS Rajamouli, Eega narrates the story of a young man, who is rechristened as a housefly and seeks revenge on his killer. Nani and Samantha Ruth Prabhu played leads in the film, which was one of the most successful Telugu films of 2012. The film also won the National Award for best feature film in Telugu.
Pete Draper, the co-founder of Makuta VFX has all thanks for the director and producer for giving him an opportunity to work with them. He said, "Everyone at Makuta is exceptionally proud to win the National Award and would dearly like to thank the director and producer and everyone who worked with us to breathe life into our little housefly."