Director S Krishna's most ambitious project, Pailwaan is getting a royal touch from Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.
Visual effects are required for around one hour of the film, mostly in the wrestling and boxing sequences. While a Chennai-based company is overlooking the VFX for the boxing sequences, said Krishna. "Red Chillies are the best in the business. Yes, it is expensive, but the quality they provide is on par with the best in the world. VFX for a minute of the film would cost up to Rs 20 lakh. My family members are horrified that the budget has gone up once again. But I have seen the product and am more than confident in it. It is only after the entire editing was completed that we are going for the VFX. That way, we spend only on shoots we require," Krishna said.
The boxing scenes required VFX to create the stadium and the crowds "We shot the boxing scenes in a specially erected boxing ring set. These were some of the best scenes I have ever shot and I dare say some of the very best in Kannada ever. We had planned for the visual effects of the stadium and the crowds while shooting. Red Chillies will bring them alive now," he said
After the completion of the editing, the dubbing in various languages is also underway, the director said. "We are progressing as per plan. We should be ready for Varamahalakshmi as planned. Dubbing in all languages is underway and should be completed in a few days," he said. The Sudeep-starrer is one of the most expected films of the year.
The audio launch of the film is also being planned and Krishna is likely to announce the dates later this week. Pailwaan was supposed to be a big-budget film from the very beginning. Its scope has only grown since then and could well end up as the highest budget film of Sandalwood when completed. "Pailwaan is a huge, huge film. I will record all the details someday," Krishna said.