New York: A battery of visual effects professionals from India are behind the breathtaking visual effects seen in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. The film is set to release in India on August 7.
The team of Dhirendra Chhatpar, Saurabh Nandedkar, Abhishek Singh, Indranil Bhattacharya and several others have weaved the graphic effects for the fifth instalment of the successful Mission Impossible series, India West reported.
The film released in the US on July 30. In the NYT review, Mr Manohla Dargis talks about a stunt which he says turns "the scene into the emblematic Mission: Impossible showstopper". He wrote: "As the clock tick-tocks, and Ethan struggles to keep his cool - a single drop of sweat splashed on the floor would blow the operation - the visual gloss and high-tech gobbledygook, Cruise's graceful athleticism and De Palma's New Hollywood suspense chops flow together, turning the scene into the emblematic Mission: Impossible showstopper. It's the kind of pure cine-spectacle that jolts you before sweeping you up. There's never been a scene in the series as memorable as that one, even if the exploding fish tank, the film's other eye-popper, comes close. These sequences set a high bar both for directors who followed in De Palma's wake and for Cruise's physical performance, which in the later installments has largely involved progressively scarier stunts." (Movie Review - Mission: Impossible: Your Next Stunt, Should You Choose to Accept It)
Back to the team, Mr Chhatpar, the visual effects editor of the film, has been working on numerous films in both India and the USA. Beginning his career with filmmaker Tarsem Singh's 2012 movie Mirror Mirror, his most recent Bollywood films include Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Hamari Adhuri Kahani and Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
His best known Hollywood projects are Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy, White House Down and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Saurabh Nandedkar and Abhishek Singh, who are digital compositors for the new Mission: Impossible, series have earlier delighted the audiences with their work in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and critically acclaimed Barfi!.
Mr Nandedkar's credits also include films like ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, Non-Stop and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Mr Bhattacharya is the 3D modeller for the fifth instalment of the American action spy thriller. He has earlier worked on projects like Kai Po Che!, Dabangg 2, and Housefull 2.
The visual effects crew also includes Jayesh Makwana (lighting technical director), Bhavik Patel (prep artist and roto artist), Shraddha Uppu (roto artist), Mrityunjay Singh (digital compositor) and Vikram Mohan (matchmove artist).
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.