Shankar is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that Indian 2, starring Kamal Haasan, becomes a true cinematic spectacle.
Filmmaker Shankar has enlisted the expertise of one of Hollywood's leading visual effects studios, Lola VFX, for his highly anticipated movie Indian 2, starring Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan. The director took to social media to share his excitement, tweeting a picture of himself inside Lola VFX LA's advanced technology setup, surrounded by a globe of lights. "Scanning the advanced technology at Lola VFX LA," he tweeted.
Shankar is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that Indian 2 becomes a true cinematic spectacle, and the involvement of Lola VFX further underscores his commitment to delivering a visually stunning film. Lola VFX has a remarkable track record of contributing to blockbuster movies that harness rapidly evolving VFX technology.
One of the most notable achievements of Lola VFX was their groundbreaking work on the 1994 film Forrest Gump. Their pioneering "digital face replacement" technique allowed actor Tom Hanks' character, Forrest Gump, to interact convincingly with various historical figures throughout the film's narrative. Interestingly, Shankar had also incorporated a similar technique in his 1996 blockbuster Indian, where Kamal Haasan's character, Senapathy, was digitally inserted into archival footage alongside iconic freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, leading the Indian National Army under his guidance.
Lola VFX's expertise extends beyond digital face replacement, as the Hollywood studio has gained acclaim for its groundbreaking advancements in age and de-age effects. Their work in Martin Scorsese's Netflix drama The Irishman and several Marvel superhero movies has set new standards in this domain.
The production of Indian 2 is going on at a brisk pace after languishing in limbo for about two years. Indian 2 was put on the back burner and its cast members moved on to other projects following a freak accident on the sets that killed three crew members. The subsequent pandemic outbreak and Shankar's fallout with Lyca Productions added to the uncertainties around the movie. However, the production of Indian was resumed last year after Red Giant Movies came on onboard the project as its new producer.