The 2022 film was directed by Shakun Batra.
Shakun Batra’s Gehraiyaan was a film that left a lot of people on the fence when it came out. Although the film was lauded for some incredible performances by its lead cast, including Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi, Batra’s directorial received criticism as far as its story was concerned. But it seems that the makers had put in a lot more work into it than audiences had noticed. The efforts made by VFX artists to enhance the film’s visuals were recently unveiled by the makers.
In a video shared by Redchillies VFX, viewers get to see how some of the most aesthetic and visually appealing shots in the film were largely the result of visual effects. A number of scenes where Deepika and Siddhant are seen atop a boat shows that the vessel was not actually in the water. Similarly a number of elements including aesthetic cottages, islands dotted with eloquent houses and even pools and parts of a resort were all added with VFX.
Check out the video below:
A number of fans seemed to be stunned by how small details added through visual effects made the film look all the more better. “This is so amazing to see that how they added gehraiyaan to gehraiyaan”, wrote one user. “as a VFX artist myself.... My Brain Hurts when i think about working on that many small details... Love to see your Work Guys!!!”, wrote another
The film, produced under the banners of Dharma Productions , Viacom18 Studios and Jouska Films, also featured Dhairya Karwa, Rajat Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah in pivotal roles.
The review for the film on OTTplay reads “While Gehraiyaan isn't for everyone, it is a genre-defining film in Bollywood. Shakun Batra deserves credit for taking a gamble on this and getting the best performance from Deepika Padukone in a long time”.
Gehraiyaan is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.