Updated June 6th, 2024 at 11:37 IST

Munjya Director Aditya Sarpotdar Reveals 50 Percent On The Film's Budget Was Spent On VFX

The director and his team worked almost for a year to create the eerie and mischievous protagonist from scratch using computer-generated imagery.

Munjya | Image:IANS
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Filmmaker Aditya Sarpotdar recently revealed that around 50 per cent of the budget of Munjya was allotted to the visual effects in the upcoming horror comedy. British company DNEG, known for Hollywood tentpoles like Dune, Justice League and Aquaman, collaborated with the team to work on the movie produced by Maddock Films.

Aditya Sarpotdar comments on Munjya's VFX

The director and his team along with DNEG worked almost for a year to create the eerie and mischievous protagonist from scratch using computer-generated imagery. "The 50 per cent cost of the film was spent on the VFX. And that's a big number. That's the conviction or the importance of the VFX ... We created a creature from CGI and VFX space which came from a lot of research and development and back and forth in trying to get it right," Sarpotdar told PTI in an interview.

Aditya Sarpotdar file photo | Image: IMDb

 

Aditya Sarpotdar narrates the process behind Munjya

From script to the film being ready, it was a two-year process, Aditya Sarpotdar said in the interview with PTI. "The story was written by Yogesh Chandekar and it was with Maddock. Then, I came aboard. In 2022, we had a bit of a story outline and we built our screenplay and dialogues on that. It took us six-seven months to write the film and then we went into production last January. It took us that long to create and develop the creature," said the director.

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Munjya poster | Image: X

 

At a time when the audience is exposed to world-class content, especially in the VFX-heavy space, Sarpotdar said it's the job of a filmmaker to spend enough time to get the effects to a certain standard before they release their films.

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Even the Marvel Cinematic Universe, popular for big-budget and CGI heavy superhero films, spends three-four years to get the effects right, he said, as per PTI.

(With PTI inputs)
 

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Published June 6th, 2024 at 11:37 IST