Actor Kamal Sadanah (known for films like Bekhudi and Rang) is all set to make his directorial debut with a film titled ‘Roar – Tigers of the Sundarban’.
As the title suggests, the film is an action adventure set in the Sundarbans which is the largest mangrove forest consisting of over 400 tigers. The film will have heavy VFX with over 800 special effects shots along with stunning aerial visuals of the Sundarbans. The film showcases the man animal conflict along with a social message of respecting nature and its environment.
The film features Abhinav Shukla, Himarsha V, Aadil Chahal, Aaran Choudhury, Ali Quli, Naura Fatehi, Pranay Dixit, Subrat Dutta and Virendra Singh Ghuman.
‘Roar – Tigers of the Sundarbans’ produced by Abis Rizvi Films Pvt. Ltd, helmed by Abis Rizvi of Rizvi Group is slated to hit theaters across India on 19th September this year.
To give an experience of being in the same frame as Tigers and Crocodiles, makers of the film will set up Augmented Reality (AR) wherein real video is combined with a computer generated image and is projected on a large screen which looks very real. This gives people an opportunity to experience it in virtual reality without actually physically being present. To explain simply, here, an LED screen will be set up and via VFX, the person standing in front of it can see himself/herself on the screen, the difference being there is a Tiger on screen next to him/her but not in reality. He/she can interact with the tiger on screen, play with it, etc. and this video clipping will be given away for the person to keep it as a momentum via an email or shall be uploaded directly on his/her Facebook.
Sanjay Kukreja, Balaji Entertainments has the charge of official promotions of ‘Roar’ in 11 cities with Augmented Reality events in all city and four days in each city.
Some of the salient features of the film as told by the crew:
1. The film has never seen before VFX in Hindi films. Kamal Sadanah and producer Abis Rizvi took VFX training themselves and then hired a specialized team of 300 people to work on VFX. It took about 12 months to get 800 VFX shots right.
2. A live recording with European musicians was done in Budapest for the mesmerizing Background score composed by John Stewart Eduri which has been complimented by spectacular sound design of Oscar winner Resul Pookutty.
3. 80 % of the tiger footage is shot with real tigers trained in LA. After getting 50 hours of tiger footage, it was matched with portions filmed during a five week shoot in the Sunderbans and a three-day shoot in a zoo in Thailand.
In an exclusive tete-a-tete, with the cast of “Roar- Tigers Of Sunderban”, Virendra Singh, Aaran Chaudhary and the only heroine Nora Fathi at Nagpur Today Office, when they graced the office with a visit. The cast was simply passionate of the concept and the main theme around which the movie revolves around; “Save the Tiger”.
They narrated the story in a very animated manner.
Almost the entire cast who had visited Nagpur Today opined that, unlike the usual Bollywood movies Director- Kamal Sadanah and Producer- Abis Rizvi had strived hard to make a movie which is at par with any English movie (Hollywood Movie).
The vicarious pleasure that the audience will get to enjoy will speak of the quality of film-making, direction, sound-effects, graphic visual effects and the hard work that each and every actor and the crew did to make the film.
They expounded on the very risky and hazardous conditions in which they cast and the crew had to perform in the biggest Mangroves of Sunderbans. The only heroine beautiful Nora Fathi has the only song pictures on her which leaves a melodious touch to the ears.