50% of ‘Munjya’ budget spent on VFX: Director Aditya Sarpotdar

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New Delhi. Film director Aditya Sarpotdar says that 50 percent of the budget of the film ‘Munjya’ has been spent on ‘Visual Effects’ (VFX). British company DNEG, produced by Maddock Films, collaborated with the team to work on the film. DNEG is known for Hollywood films like ‘Dune’, ‘Justice League’ and ‘Aquaman’. The director and his team worked with DNEG for almost a year to create horrific and demonic characters using ‘Computer-Generated Imagery’ (CGI).

Sarpotdar told PTI in an interview, “50 per cent of the film’s cost was spent on VFX. And that’s a big number. This is (the makers’) strong belief or the importance of VFX (in the film)… We created a character from the CGI and VFX space that came from a lot of research and hard work.” From the script to the film being ready, it was a two-year process, he said.

The story was written by Yogesh Chandekar along with Maddock. ‘Munjya’ is a Marathi folklore based film. It depicts the story of the mythical creature of the same name from the world of Indian faith and cultural system. It stars Sharvari, Mona Singh, Abhay Verma and Sathyaraj in the lead roles. The filmmaker said that the word ‘Munjya’ comes from the Marathi word ‘Munj’, which means the Yagyopavit Sanskar of boys in the Maharashtrian Brahmin community. Sarpotdar is also working on ‘Kakuda’ starring Sonakshi Sinha and Riteish Deshmukh.

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