Baji marks the return of Shreyas Talpade in the Marathi film industry after 7 years. Presented by DAR motion pictures and directed by Nikhil Mahajan, the movie is set around the story of a legendry superhero vigilante who fought against the oppression of poor and is remembered till date for his bow, sword, and white stallion. Playing the lead opposite Shreyas Talpade is Amruta Kanvilkar and the antagonist is brought to life by Jitendra Joshi.
Baji is the first movie in the history of Marathi of the movie industry to have used the support of a visual effects studio in India to create more than 250 shots in the movie including the title sequence that was built solely by the use of motion graphics. The scope of work for visual effects that included masking of the wire work in the action sequences, creation of CG environments and matte painting insertions was so vast, that it demanded our focus from the very beginning with a supervisor constantly present at the shooting site.
This blog contains an entire series of before and after images that will take you through some of the contribution that we have made for this marathi movie Baji that we are proud off!
The nature of the story required for the presence of a number of action sequences where Shreyas as a superhero is pulling of some rather courageous stunts. This required us to mask some of the equipment used along with adding gore wherever needed.
Certain portions of the movie, needed the generation of complete CG environments. Every shot involving the cave, was shot over a green screen and the cave along with the treasure was later added to it as a CG generated environment.
Another scene that required the support of CG environments is the train yard scene, where the entire train itself is nothing but a CG environment!
Last but not the least, something we are rather proud of! The scene over the digging for treasure! They didn’t actually dig a hole that big, the digging site was later added to scene as a matte painting.
Looks extremely real doesn’t it!
Do let us know what you think!