Indians weave visual magic in ‘Mission Impossible 5’

New York, July 29 (IANS) A battery of visual effects professionals from India are behind the breathtaking visual effects seen in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” movie which is set to release in India on August 7, a media report said.

Dhirendra Chhatpar, Saurabh Nandedkar, Abhishek Singh, Indranil Bhattacharya and several others have weaved the graphic effects for the fifth instalment of the successful “Mission Impossible” series, India West reported on Tuesday.

Chhatpar, the visual effects dailies editor with the film, has been working on numerous films in both India and the US.

Beginning his career with filmmaker Tarsem Singh’s 2012 movie “Mirror Mirror”, his most recent Bollywood films include megahit “Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” “Hamari Adhuri Khaani” and “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”.

His best known Hollywood projects are “Edge of Tomorrow”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “White House Down” and “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” to name a few.

Nandedkar and Singh who are digital compositors for the new “Mission Impossible” series have earlier delighted the audiences with their work in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” and critically acclaimed film “Barfi”.

Nandedkar’s credits also include films like “ABCD”, “Non-Stop” and “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.”

Bhattacharya is the 3D modeller for the fifth instalment of the American action spy thriller. He has earlier worked on projects like “Kai Po Che!” “Dabangg 2”, and “Housefull 2”.

The visual effects crew also includes Jayesh Makwana (lighting technical director), Bhavik Patel (prep artist and roto artist), Shraddha Uppu (roto artist), Mrityunjay Singh (digital compositor) and Vikram Mohan (matchmove artist).

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, “Mission Impossible — Rogue Nation” stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.

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