Kathanar to be the first Indian film to use Virtual Reality technique!
Jayasurya’s new film based on the life of Kadamattath Kathanar is shaping up on a massive canvas. Rojin Thomas, one of the directors of ‘Philips and the Monkey Pen’, is helming the film. R Ramanand has scripted it after years of research works. Vijay Babu’s Friday Film House was supposed to produce the project but Gokulam Films recently took over.
The project titled as ‘Kathanar The Wild Sorcerer’ is planned to be made in 3D format in two parts. It will be made on a huge canvas with a budget of Rs 75 crore. The makers claim it to be the first Indian film to use Virtual Reality technique. Popular Hollywood films like ‘Lion King’ and ‘Jungle Book’ have previously used the technique of virtual reality production.
Kadamattath Kathanar is an 8th century priest from Kerala who is believed to have possessed supernatural powers. Jayasurya will be taking a 3-month long break to undergo a complete transformation for the character. The technical crew of ‘Kathanar’ comprises of DOP Neil D Cunha, music director Rahul Subramanian and CGI supervisor Vishnu Raj. Poetic VFX and Animations will be handling the CGI department.
The makers are currently working on the pre-production and it is expected to take up to an year’s time. Details regarding when shoot begins are not yet known.