Future Works Delivers VFX For Netflix Adaptation Of Ray Donovan
India-West Staff Reporter
MUMBAI – Future Works, a rvisual effects (VFX) company, has teamed up with Netflix for its latest venture, the official Indian adaptation of the acclaimed drama series “Ray Donovan.” Titled “Rana Naidu,” the action crime drama continues the storyline of a celebrity fixer, Rana Naidu, who adeptly handles his clients’ diverse problems, from shady deals to crime scene cover-ups.
Gaurav Gupta, CEO of Future Works, expressed his excitement about collaborating with Netflix on this popular show and praised the seamless end-to-end solutions provided by the company’s team.
Directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Verma, “Rana Naidu” boasts a star-studded cast, with Telugu movie superstars and real-life uncle and nephew, Venkatesh Daggubati and Rana Daggubati, taking on the lead roles. This marks the first time the duo has shared the screen, adding to the excitement surrounding the series.
Future Works played a pivotal role in the project, contributing to all 10 episodes and delivering an impressive 1,800 VFX shots. The company’s expertise covered a wide array of visual effects, including action clean-ups, green screen sequences, and computer-generated imagery (CGI).
One of the standout challenges faced by the Future Works VFX team was creating a lifelike CGI snake, featured in a crucial sequence involving hallucinogenic drugs. The team utilized cutting-edge tools such as Autodesk Maya and Zbrush to model and sculpt the snake, and were also employed for rigging, animation, and final lighting.
The integration of live-action footage with CGI elements was another area where Future Works worked, executing over 400 chroma shots with remarkable precision. Overcoming the challenge of lighting in controlled environments, the team simulated natural sunlight and its impact on the car’s interior during car chase scenes, achieving a level of realism that enhanced the action sequences.
The massive undertaking of “Rana Naidu” brought together a team of more than 40 talented artists, who worked diligently on compositing and clean-up.