Back on the big screen after three years; the Housefull franchise returned this weekend with its 4th installment. What makes this film a must watch, is the use of VFX to create an amazing visual spectacle that India must feast on this festive season.
Over the past decade, VFX has branched out to newer avenues in the Indian Cinema. And it’s not just the genre of action, a mythological saga where these visual effects have packed a punch leaving audiences in awe of the sheer spectacle on display. Riding on these technological marvels, directors continue to offer more detailed and larger-than-life scenes on celluloid. They’ve integrated live-action and generated images to create environments that do absolute justice in ensuring the utmost realism and authenticity. What one sees in Housefull 4 too is an abundance of dangerous, expensive, scenes which one would consider impossible to capture on film.
Here too, technology has raised the entertainment quotient in a manner that is sure to enthrall the audiences. Since the movie is based around reincarnation; the makers have exhibited an incredible show of opulence and indulgence of the bygone past. Bringing to life a seemingly realistic feel, certain shots such as aerial shots of the medieval city, that display the city’s magnificent-self - full of incredible water-falls, and intimidating giant-pillars – making for an exceptional cinematic experience. With the movie transporting into flashback and present day at a brisk pace, the transitions going from the palace to the original day is seamless, and takes you from one place to the other in a thoroughly enjoyable manner.
With endless possibilities of new ideas and powerful next-gen hardware capable of making it real, the visual-effects leave an everlasting effect on the minds of the audience with beautiful recreation of animals featured in the film. For instance, the movie has a Tarantula, who despite being present in a brief scene sends the viewer on a laughter riot. Consisting of a vast percentage of CGI makes the movie spell bounding owing to the complexity of simulations involved.