Visual Computing Labs (VCL), a division of Tata Elxsi Ltd. and a leading player in animation and visual effects announced its association with Ek Tha Tiger, a romantic action thriller, starring superstars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. This blockbuster film directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Yash Raj Films has close association with VCL. Scheduled for a theatrical release on 15th August’12, Ek Tha Tiger has extensively leveraged VCL’s visual and special effects technologies. This film marks VCL’s 24th collaboration with Yash Raj Films.
VCL has delivered 1062 visual effects shots for the movie using cutting edge VFX technology and a customized pipeline designed for the complexity of these shots. Upto 60 skilled technical artists were deployed by VCL for this project, which was completed in a record six and a half month period. The entire duration of CG/VFX in the film spans over a 30 minute duration.The film moves between Dublin, Mardin and Cuba. Its fast paced action sequences required a lot of vfx work to seamlessly integrate into the film. In Dublin especially, the action called for tram accidents and Salman Khan running along the roof of an out of control tram. Of course the tram and most of the street had to be recreated in CGI to permit these daring stunts. In the rest of the action sequences too, cars and airplanes, explosions and fires were all enhanced or recreated in CGI by the artists at VCL.
S. Nagarajan, COO, Visual Computing Labs, Tata Elxsi said “We are honored to be associated with Yash Raj Films, which is one of the most respected and globally acclaimed production houses. This project has helped us showcase VCL’s cutting edge capabilities in the VFX domain and we are confident that this film will become a benchmark in mainstream cinema for providing viewers with a world-class experience.”
“We are very excited about the release of this blockbuster film. The thrilling action sequences have been innovatively shot across continents and breathtaking locations” said Mr. Pankaj Khandpur, Creative Director, VCL. “VCL has contributed in making several action and stunt sequences in the movie even more thrilling and exciting for the audience” added Khandpur.