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How Bollywood has changed technically over the years! (view pics)

New Delhi: Salman's fighting scenes in ‘Kick' and ‘Bodyguard', flying bikes in ‘Dhoom' films, 3D experience like ‘Robot' and ‘Ra.One' were not seen in Bollywood movies a few years back.The quality of movies, the quality
Ahamad Fuwad June 13, 2016 14:19 IST
Ahamad Fuwad

New Delhi: Salman's fighting scenes in ‘Kick' and ‘Bodyguard', flying bikes in ‘Dhoom' films, 3D experience like ‘Robot' and ‘Ra.One' were not seen in Bollywood movies a few years back.

The quality of movies, the quality of action sequences and introduction of superhero films in India is only possible because of technological developments Bollywood has adapted.

There have been a lot of changes in filmmaking process since we have entered 21st century. Few of it is noticeable and others can only be observed with keen eyes. Can you recall how the action sequences were shot in our 90s films and what sounds did it make?

Here are few aspects of Indian cinema that have changed in 21st century and all for good.

Special Visual Effects (VFX)
The films like ‘Ra-One' and ‘Krrish' have only been possible with use of special visual effects. Showing something extraordinary, blasting a train, blasting a whole building have been possible only because of visual effects technologies.

Rajinikanth's ‘Robot' used VFX technology effectively and succeeded in making a record at box office.

Computer Generated Images (CGI)
CGI is a subset of VFX and is used to generate image out of thin air and get pasted or imposed in the scene.

It is almost impossible to show a thousand people in a crowd or in a war. Indian filmmakers used to give Rs.100 to villagers to play crowd but now a huge crowd can be made with computer imagery.

The epic battle scene in Mughl-e-Azam was shot with 2000 camels, 4000 horses and 8000 extras but the battle scene in Ashutosh Gowariker's ‘Jodha Akbar' was generated on a computer in a studio. Just think how much our Bollywood has grown up.