Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Chak De! India’ did a great fake job!

Fri, October 14, 2011 12:00am UTC by 13 Comments
Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Chak De! India’ did a great fake job!

Otherwise a performance-driven film, Shimit Amin’s directorial venture used smart VFX as a stand-in for its crowd sequences

Remember the climax of Chak De! India wherein Shahrukh Khan’s character stands still with his eyes flooded with happy tears as his hockey-team wins the World Cup trophy? It certainly was the scene of the film as Shahrukh tries to come to terms with the winning moment amidst the crowd of thousands of people erupting in joy. But, do you know that when this scene was shot there were hardly 10 people present on the ground? Yes, so small was the budget of the film that the director Shimit Amin could not gather a paid crowd as that would have raised the cost of the film unreasonably. So, Shimit brought in SRK’s company Red Chillies VFX to create some smart visual effects that would make it seem like the stadium was indeed crowded. When you watch the movie on YouTube Boxoffice, you won’t be able to differentiate the VFX from the real people. Contrary to Chak De, Aamir Khan starrer Lagaan, Ashutosh Gowariker got real people to act as the crowd. He not only paid them but gave all of them one meal a day too. Real or fake crowd, both films did extremely well. While Chak De! went on to bag the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Lagaan was nominated for the Oscars! Now that’s the power of ‘mass’ appeal, isn’t it?

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  • varun

    hahahah again a anti srk article u paid tatoooooo u dnt have any other articlesssssss.shame on u.i suggest ur website name e.g ur antisrk.com or paidtatooo.com or khujli.com hahahahah.

  • mhaseebahmed

    i stand for trail for surfing dis site nd reading anothr anti-srk article .. over paid goofy journos .. which gets paid frm anothr goffy being salman bakwaas khan .. !!

  • Andy

    Chak de india was a great film, i cant beleive it was made on such a small budget and had wonderful vfx. I want to watch this film again! SHARUKH IS AMAZING!!!!

  • tina

    whatever nobody cares..wat’s wrong with u……find a job will ya and stop posting anti srk articles because i’m sure nobody care’s what goes on in the backgroud when srk is on the groud:/

    Get a life

  • Ahh

    Such a bias article
    No wonder your website is unheard about

  • deepu

    bolloywoodlife has some jealous feeling about SRK.. it keeps writing stories that are somewhat irritating to the fans.. i liked both movies but chak de! was more patriotic… i dont like this site.. it suks

    • SRK Fan – Canada

      Are you guys paid to write against Bollywood Life? How can a site which gives a link to watch a full non pirated SRK movie online can be anti SRK! Or you guys just post comments without applying your common sense!

  • SRK Fan – Canada

    Are you guys paid to write against Bollywood Life website? How can a website which gives a link to watch a full non pirated SRK movie online can be anti SRK! Or you guys just post comments without applying your common sense!

  • prat

    i m sure u ve nt read the article at all..read it properly..its not anti SRK at all..dont go by the headline

  • Deepak

    Well that wht is called acting skills , where and actor can steal 100% audience attention, which make the surrounding work automatically. watch the Satyajit Ray movies for reference.

  • Legalfanatic

    one meal a day. and u have the audacity to boast about it too. makes me wanna laugh.

  • prince

    hey whats a f*** u guys well know that srk is biggest star of this industy so , how can u can write such an article it is a jerous man

  • Avneet

    Guys 1 thing is very much clear this is anti-srk site. i dont understand why r they so much jealous of srk :@


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