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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Magadheera 4 Weeks Share

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1 Nizam -------------- 16.75 crores
2 Ceded -------------- 9.08 crores
3 Vizag -------------- 3.48 crores
4 Guntur ------------ 3.91 crores
5 East Godavari --- 2.68 crores
6 West Godavari -- 2.80 crores
7 Nellore ----------- 2.09 crores
8 Krishna ---------- 2.77 crores
9 Karnataka ------- 3.01 Crores
10 North India ---- 0.55 Crore

11 USA and other countries - 5.14 crores
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Total 52.2 crores

Chiru Road Show at Tekkali

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Chiranjeevi Road Show reg K.G.Gas Basin @ Tekkali

Friday, August 28, 2009

Magadheera Wallpapers 6 / Posters - 5th Week

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Magadheera Visual Extravaganza 2

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RC Kamalakannan is the VFX producer of Magadheera. He explains us about the efforts went behind the making of Udayghad city and arena.

What makes Magadheera different from other films?
We know the story in the first 10mins but sat down till the end to watch the credits. That’s the strength of our Director SS.Rajamouli. Next comes Senthil’s camera work. Neat unrelenting professionalism. Next Ravi’s Art department. And then comes my Visual Effects. Many people must’ve congratulated Ravi first for the Stadium set, eventhough its only 15% erected and rest Computer Graphics.

Can you lead us through the stadium & Udaygarh City CG processes:
All should start on paper as concept drawing. But for Stadium, Marco Rolandi, an Italian concept artist, started as a cad-drawing. In 5 days he made his first 3d concept.


It took five months for Marco to reach the following design as per the Director’s imagination.


Simultaneously Adel Adili of Iran, 3d Technical Director of Magadheera, was working on the 3d Udaygadh city.



Adel is a unique 3d artist. He was involved in Anji, Yamadonga, & Arundathi along with me. He started the Udayagiri City with a city-plan. Streets, buildings, mountains, temples, palaces, water bodies and its connections, huge waterfall, its sources, river, its streams, gate, moat, trees, all are perfectly planned, got SSR’s approval in stages, and was executed. All upto scale. Adel redesigned Marco’s 3D stadium to suit Indian Aesthetics and made it fit perfectly to the city. It’s Adel’s stadium that has given the visual grandeur of Magadheera.

The part stadium-set, based on Adel’s design was erected under Art Director Ravi’s supervision at Ramoji Film City. Several technical difficulties were faced during the shoot. For example, the ground was uneven, especially near the King’s seating, steps were 2 ft higher than the ground near the entrance tower. This posed a major problem when we composited real & CG later. The Director came out with a simple solution based on the simple water level, which data we followed carefully till the end of the pipeline in post-production.


Erected Set – King’s seating area & waterfall mountain
Erected set – People gallery & Entrance tower

In India, most 3d computer graphics are happening in 8-bit colour depth, which is much inferior to the colour depth of film negative. That’s why, when we composite live & CG, the CG looks separate from the live “plate”. The only way to do a perfect composite is to follow the same colour-bit depth of the film negative. It needs an experienced, dedicated team to do so. As the VFX producer of the film my job is to find suitable studio/freelancer to deliver utmost quality at proper budget on time. So, we brought in Mr.Pete Draper of UK as our Pipeline Technical Director. Pete had worked with me in Ghajini ( Hindi). His knowledge in Pipeline setup, Renderfarm setup, 3D Particle flows are impeccable. He had also penned many 3D technical books. With the right mix of theoretical & practical knowledge, Pete landed at Hyderabad during the Stadium shooting, which was happening under EFX Prasad’s supervision.

I was in Iran during the schedule, finalising the CG stadium and City with Adel. The major portion of the film was shot in Anamorphic but to minimise the distortion, super 35 camera gate & lenses were used for the stadium episode. The Post-Production of the stadium was given to Prasad EFX, Chennai, a well-known facility. Headed by Mr.Hima Kumar, it has rich experience and had the right people to do the final composite. The producer gave me enough encouragement ( and budget ) to set-up our own Renderfarm in Chennai. The Pipeline, Pete set up, for the post is the “heart” of the process. EFX was lucky to’ve got him as TD. They won’t go back to 8-bit comp ever.

The post process was in several stages, after the scan. 3d-tracking, (or blocking for steady shots), export/import the tracked camera in the 3d-software, setup the light to match the live plate, render the back-ground plates, composite it and deliver. The live stadium had only 7 steps, in which live people were positioned in 6 steps. The remaining 12 steps are CG extension. Adel has done the 3d CG people to fill the CG steps and their actions, in a library of 3000 frames

live plate
CG stadium Extension
CG Extension with 3d people

So a typical composite will have live layer, Stadium layer, 3d people layer, sky layer, flags layer, digital soldiers layer & birds layer. ( All in several 16-bit file passes.) Pete has designed the Birds (particles) in two flows, one “flow” kept on “flying” around the stadium and the other flow takes off from a position dome and lands on a target dome. Director had used the birds in several shots effectively. Also the huge balloons over the live set denote where the CG structure to be positioned later in post and served as a reference for the 3d lighting.

It all went like clock work. On finishing stages of the stadium composite, I ventured to Iran again to work with Adel for the 3d city shots. The city-shots created entirely in CG. The shots where the two horses enter the city gates and the one fly-thru, which travels along the city and ends on top of the Lion’s wings are treat to watch. When we started the city-shot renders, it has taken several hours to render one frame. But Adel re-corrected the geometry and applied several path breaking ideas, so, even on 24th July, just a week before the film release, we were able to do corrections, render and submit. Adel designed the 3d horses with hero & villain and Pete designed the 3d people flocking behind the horses. Perfect team work.





Thankyou. What’s your future plan?
In 20 years of my profession in CG, there was a time I looked up at VFX Venky’s films, esply he & Director Shankar’s combo, in awe. Starting Indian Artists & working with Directors like Murugadoss & producers like Shyam Prasad Reddy was a step ahead. Later, relinquishing Indian Artists and going freelance made me somewhat lack in confidence. Director SS.Rajamouli gave the confidence back by believing in me and my ideas. I’m forever grateful for it. Future plan, ofcourse, always better than the previous project(s).

- R.C.Kamalakannan
VFX Producer, Magadheera
kamal at vfxkamal dot com

Magadheera completes 4 weeks

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Magadheera has successfully completed 4 weeks. In 4th week it crossed all previous records and became the No.1 Blockbuster movie of Tollywood. Now what, can it cross shivaji - the No.1 of South Indian Cinema. Shivaji has collected huge revenues in 2 states i.e; Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh. can Magadheera break this record with single state ?? well its difficult but if tamil version releases in September, then there is every chance that our Magadheera break Shivaji records & become the SOUTH INDIA'S NO.1 MOVIE.

Pawan Kalyan In Hong Kong for Komaram Puli

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Pawan Kalyan has flown to Hong Kong for Komaram Puli Shooting. The shooting is going on for 2 weeks. Pawan,surya are trying to finish the movie asap. Komaram Puli is slated for December release.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Charan at Senthil Kumar Wedding

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Cinematographer Senthil Kumar (Arundhati and Magadheera fame) entered into wedlock with Ruhee (yoga instructor) on 25 Jun. His wedding/reception was attended by many film personalities including NTR, Nitin, Vishnu, Ram Charan Teja, Naga Chaitanya, Shashank, Rajamouli, Rama Rajamouli, Allu Arvind, Bhogavally Prasad, RP Patnaik, Valluripally Ramesh, Shyam Prasad Reddy, Kodi Rama Krishna, Gemini Kiran, Neelakanta, RK, Dasarath, Bharat Thakore, Sekhar Suri, Charmme, Priyamani, Sandeep Gunnam etc.





Prasad EFX delivers VFX extravaganza for ‘Magadheera‘

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The latest Telugu blockbuster by Director Rajamouli, ‘Magadheera’ starring Ram Charan Tej and Kajal Agarwal has over 63 minutes of enthralling VFX work done by Prasad EFX from its Hyderabad and Chennai facilities.

Produced by Allu Aravind’s Geeta Arts, ‘Magadheera’ has over 890 VFX shots that took nearly one year and 10000 man days to complete. The scope of work included animation, 3D tracking, digital matt backgrounds, complicated rope removals and compositing. The arena sequence is a must see, involving some of the most complicated amalgamation of stunts and graphics.

Majority of the shots in the film were shot against blue mattes and composited using computer generated background layers.

Most of the 3D shots done for the film involved 3D tracking. Especially the Arena/Stadium sequence, required lot of pre- viz. Lot of technical details were collected during the shoot which included tracker point distance, camera angles, lenses used, distortions if any etc. All these put together helped the technicians in the studio to get live footage perfectly matched with the CG elements.

Speaking to AnimationXpress.com Prasad EFX DI & VFX Executive Producer Hima Kumar said “The technical contribution of the Director and Cinematographer in the VFX shots was of great help in this mega project. The 3D model for a very complicated arena sequence was done by Adel Adeli, the lighting, crowd animation, and the pipeline was done by Pete Draper while Kamalakannan was the coordinator for this sequence. The excellent team work is reflected in this wonderful sequence which is a highlight of the film”.


The Helicopter sequence was entirely shot using a helicopter dummy which looked almost real but without blades. The rotor blades were modeled and animated in 3D and composited on the live footage. Work was done even on the extremely minute details like the shadows of the blades falling on the helicopter body. The dummy helicopter was moved in the air using industrial cranes and the wires and cranes were removed additionally in the post production. The background plates (arial shots) for the helicopter shots were separately shot using a real helicopter


In this sequence the water force was created in CG to show the hero getting sucked into the water pipe which was taken in a separate layer. The lighting rays were also worked upon to give the right feel. Also all the leaves and fishes were created in CG to give a natural look to the scene.The Aghora‘s Cave establishing shot was entirely CG including the fire inside.



The matte’s for the entire Bhairava Kona climax sequence involved blue matte shots, set extensions and effects.


The “Bangaru kodipetta” song had “Live to 3D and 3D to Live” shot in it. The hero freezes from live to a stone character and later energies out of that stone structure live. It involved replacing the live hero and background artists with 3D models, 3D tracking modeling and texturing was a challenging job.


The “Bangaru kodipetta” song had “Live to 3D and 3D to Live” shot in it. The hero freezes from live to a stone character and later energies out of that stone structure live. It involved replacing the live hero and background artists with 3D models, 3D tracking modeling and texturing was a challenging job.



Magadheera 5th Week Abroad Schedule

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US
Edison NJ
(BIG Cinemas Movie City 8 1655 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820 Phone: 732-548-2300 )

Tickets: $8 adults & $5 kids
Aug 26th,Wed
5:00p,8:15p
Aug 27th,Thu
5:00p,8:15p
Aug 28th, Fri
3:15p,6:30p,10:00p
Aug 29th,Sat
12:00p,3:15p, 6:30pm,10:00p
Aug 30th,Sun
12:00p,3:15p, 6:30pm,10:00p
Aug 31st,Mon
5:00p,8:15p
Sep 1st,Tue
5:00p,8:15p
Sep 2nd ,Wed
5:00p,8:15p
Sept 3rd,Thu
5:00p,8:15p


Contact
Srini
732 586 0932

online tickets:
movietickets.com
zip code: 08820
Herndon, VA
(Worldgate Theaters, Phoenix Worldgate 9 Theater, 13025 Worldgate Drive, Herndon, VA 20170 )

Tickets: $9 adults & $6 kids
Aug 26th,Wed
12:55p,4:20p
Aug 27th,Thu
12:55p,4:20p
Tickets: $6 adults &kids free
Aug 28th, Fri
11:45a,3:20p, 6:40p,10:10p
Aug 29th,Sat
11:45a,3:20p, 6:40p,10:10p
Aug 30th,Sun
12:50p,4:10p,7:55p
Aug 31st,Mon
12:50p,4:10p,7:55p
Sep 1st,Tue
12:50p,4:10p,7:55p
Sep 2nd ,Wed
12:50p,4:10p,7:55p
Sept 3rd,Thu
12:50p,4:10p,7:55p


Contact
Praveen Kondaka
Ph:703 798 9974
Sumanth
Ph:202 256 7200
Krishna
Ph:703 855 8996

online tickets:
movietickets.com
zip code:20170
Norfolk,VA
(Main Gate Movies 10
1500 Mall Dr – Bldg CD-12
Norfolk, VA 23511 )

Aug 26th Wed
11:25a 2:40p 6:00p 9:15p
Aug 27th Thu
11:25a 2:40p 6:00p 9:15p
Aug 28th, Fri
11:25a,2:40p, 6:00p,9:20p
Aug 29th,Sat
11:25a,2:40p, 6:00p,9:20p
Aug 30th,Sun
11:25a,2:40p, 6:00p,9:20p
Aug 31st,Mon
11:25a,2:40p, 6:00p,9:20p
Sep 1st,Tue
11:25a,2:40p, 6:00p,9:20p
Sep 2nd ,Wed
11:25a,2:40p, 6:00p,9:20p
Sept 3rd,Thu
11:25a,2:40p, 6:00p,9:20p


Contact
Praveen Kondaka
Ph:703 798 9974
Sumanth
Ph:202 256 7200
Krishna
Ph:703 855 8996
Bay Area
(Serra Theater 200 SERRA WAY #37, MILPITAS, CA 95035 Ph: 408-935-9674)

Tickets: $10 adults & $5 kids
Aug 26th,Wed
8:00p
Aug 27th,Thu
8:00p
Tickets: $8 adults & $4 kids
Aug 28th, Fri
7:30p,11:15p
Aug 29th,Sat
2:00p,5:00p, 10:30p
Aug 30th,Sun
1:00p,6:30p, 9:30p
Aug 31st,Mon
9:30p
Sep 1st,Tue
9:30p
Sep 2nd ,Wed
9:30p
Sept 3rd,Thu
9:30p


Contact
Bhaskar
510 364 0520

Online tickets:
serratheaters.com
Dallas
(FunAsiA Movies
Hollywood theaters)

TBD


Contact
Kiran
Ph: 302 544 0742
Siddu
Ph:714 415 9136

Online ticketing
funasia.net
Atlanta
(Peachtree Cinemas 6135 Peachtree pkwy Norcross, GA 30092)

Tickets: $8 adults & $5 kids
Tuesday 25th only $5 all
Aug 26th,Wed
3:30p,7:00p,10:30p
Aug 27th,Thu
3:30p,7:00p,10:30p
Aug 28th, Fri
11:55a,7:00p
Aug 29th,Sat
1:00p,4:00p, 7:00p,10:00p
Aug 30th,Sun
4:00p,7:00p,10:00p
Aug 31st,Mon
4:00p,7:00p,10:00p
Sep 1st,Tue
4:00p,7:00p,10:00p
Sep 2nd ,Wed
4:00p,7:00p,10:00p
Sept 3rd,Thu
4:00p,7:00p,10:00p


Contact
Kodandam
Ph:770 309 7689

online tickets:
movietickets.com
zip code:30092
Detroit, MI
(BIG Cinemas Novi Town Center 8 26085 Town Center Drive Novi, MI 48375 Ph: 248-465-7469 )

Tickets: $10 adults & $5 kids
Aug 26th,Wed
1:10p,4:40p, 8:10p
Aug 27th,Thu
1:10p,4:40p, 8:10p
Tickets: $8 adults &Kids free
Aug 28th, Fri
11:50a,3:10p, 6:40p,10:15p
Aug 29th,Sat
11:50a,3:10p, 6:40p,10:15p
Aug 30th,Sun
11:50a,3:10p, 6:40p,10:15p
Aug 31st,Mon
1:50p,5:10p,8:30p
Sep 1st,Tue
1:50p,5:10p,8:30p
Sep 2nd ,Wed
1:50p,5:10p,8:30p
Sept 3rd,Thu
1:50p,5:10p,8:30p


Contact
Raja Surapaneni
Ph: 210 273 7190

Online Ticketing
movietickets.com
zip code:48375
Chicago
(Satyam Cinemas 2119 W 63rd Street, Downers Grove, IL-60516 Meadowbrook Shopping Complex (63rd and Belmont Intersection) )

Tickets: $8 adults &Kids free
Aug 26th,Wed
8:00p
Aug 27th,Thu
8:00p
Aug 28th ,Fri
9:45p
Aug 29th,Sat
2:30p,6:00p,9:30p
Aug 30th,Sun
4:00p,7:30p
Aug 31st,Mon
8:00p


Contact
Ram
Ph:312-375-9960
Ph:312-354-0766

Online tickets
hitcinemas.com
Minneapolis, MN
(Brook dale 8 Cinemas 5810 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 )

Tickets: $8 adults & $5 Kids
Aug 28th,Fri
9:15p
Aug 29th,Sat
6:00p
Aug 30th,Sun
3:30p
Sept 1st,Tue
7:30p


Contact
Ramakrishna
Ph:312-375-9960

Online tickets
hitcinemas.com
Kansas City,KS
(West glen 18 Theatres, 16301 Midland Dr, Shawnee, KS)

Aug 28th,Fri
9:00p
Aug 29th,Sat
9:00p


Contact
Mukund
Ph: 949 278 – 5703

Online Booking
kollytollymovies.com
Jefferson City, MO
(Summit Plaza Theatre,
164 W Simon Blvd, Holts Summit, MO 65043 )

Tickets: $10 adults & kids free
Aug 29th, Sat
2:30p


Contact
Bhaskar Puli
630-240-1196
Boise, Idaho
(-)

Aug 30th,Sun
TBD


Contact
Raj
Ph:208 949 3695
Los Angeles
(Laguna Hills Mall Cinemas
34155 Laguna Hills Mall #1340,
Laguna Hills, CA 92653)

Aug 28th,Fri
9:30p


Contact
Pavan Guntireddy
818.642.1145
Sudhi Paladugu
818.235.8511
online tickets:
LAtelugu.com
San Diego
(Carmel Mountain 12 (DTS)
11620 Carmel Mountain Rd,
San Diego,CA 92128)

Aug 30th,Sun
2:30p


Contact
Sreedhar Sambangi
619.315.4379
Kasi Emmadi
619.651.0297
online tickets:
SDtelugu.com


SINGAPORE SCHEDULE
Jade Cinema,

Shaw Towers,
100, Beach Road,
Singapore Sat, 29th Aug,
6.15pm
Sun, 30th Aug,
12.45 PM

AJS Reddy
94230420
90691526
Bhaskaram
81979990

Magadheera 3 Weeks Share Superhit Scan

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Magadheera All Time Record - 46.72 Crores Share All Over in just 3 weeks

S No Territory 3 Weeks Share



1 Nizam 14,75,00,000 crores
2 Ceded 8,18,00,000 crores
3 Vizag 2,98,78,755 crores
4 Guntur 3,47,24,291 crores
5 East Godavari 2,30,82,393 crores
6 West Godavari 2,49,55,645 crores
7 Nellore 1,87,31,777 crores
8 Krishna 2,47,91,769 crores
9 Karnataka 2,80,00,000 Crores
10 North India 0,48,00,000 Crore
11 Overseas 4,90,00,000 crores


Total
46,72,64,630 crores

ORKUT PAWAN KALYAN COMMUNITY TOPS GOOGLE LIST

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orkut pawan kalyan has been declared as the most active community of hyderabad by google.Google India today announced its first ever Orkut Zeitgeist in India. Zeitgeist means the "spirit of the times". Social networking sites being the single largest generators of Indian web traffic are the best place to check out what India's youth are up to online…and turns out they are all on Orkut! People are using Orkut like never before: to forge bonds, to express themselves, to come together around causes and topics that excite them or simply to share their creative pursuits with a wider audience. The wandering mind knows no bounds!

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* Hyderabad

-“Powerstar Pawan Kalyan” and "Telugu Movie World” - Its Tollywood all the way for Hyderabad

Hyderabad proclaims great love for their hero Pawan Kalyan with zeal.

PRP COMPLETES ONE YEAR

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Today PRP completes one year. Chiru has celebrated first anniversary at PRP office. chiru said "70 lakhs are with us. no need to worry. we will win the by-election. PRP will be back to form with this election."







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