'Ayalaan': R. Ravikumar explains the VFX detailing in the Sivakarthikeyan film, opens up about the learning process (EXCLUSIVE)

'Ayalaan': R. Ravikumar Explains The VFX Detailing In The Sivakarthikeyan Film, Opens Up About The Learning Process (EXCLUSIVE) - Tamil Movie Cinema News
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Tamil director R. Ravikumar's Ayalaan starring leading actor Sivakarthikeyan and featuring songs and a background score composed by Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman has opened in cinemas to a strong response and is being lauded for several aspects, including the visual effects (VFX). A big-budget science-fiction spectacle, the filmmaker recently sat down with National Award-winning film critic Baradwaj Rangan, the Editor-in-Chief of Galatta Plus, to talk about Ayalaan, his second directorial after Indru Netru Naalai (2015), and also delved in deep about the learning process in the Sivakarthikeyan-starrer, while also explaining the detailing in the VFX department.  

Speaking about the learning process in Sivakarthikeyan's Ayalaan, Ravikumar said, "I've found out that there are more boundaries. I've learnt that we can do more. Not visually, but in the way we think, we can dive in deep. I had some fear whether this or that will not work out. I tried putting myself in a safe spot during the writing and filming stages in order not to go amiss. Now, I know that we can plan more despite the risks since we can make it happen and also make others understand. We can keep things under a specific budget, while also identify where the wastage is going." 

Ayalaan director R. Ravikumar further stated, "If we're saying that there are 4,500 VFX shots, I've found out that it's not a matter of pride. It should have been either 2,000 or 1,500 shots, but we should have gotten the same visuals effects. So, there is a need for more practical effects and I now know that there needs to be extra planning to bring that down. I'll apply this in my next film to finish shooting in quick time and also deliver a spectacle." 

Watch Ayalaan director R. Ravikumar in conversation with Baradwaj Rangan in the video below: