Indian animation and visual effects company, Tata Elxsi - Visual Computing Labs (VCL) was recently honoured with the Best VFX shot of the year and the Best Animated Feature Film (Theatrical) awards at the FICCI Frames BAF Awards 2013. VCL received the two awards for delivering special effects and animation for two blockbuster films Ek Tha Tiger and Arjun: The Warrior Prince respectively.
VCL was also bestowed with the Best Special Effects award for Ek Tha Tiger at the Star Guild Awards 2013 also known as Apsara Awards and the Best Animated Feature Film (Theatrical) award for Arjun: The Warrior Prince at Infocom-Assocham EME Awards 2013.
VCL was recognised for its work in delivering the spectacular tram sequence in the first half of the action-packed film Ek Tha Tiger. The tram and most of the street had to be recreated in CGI to permit these daring stunts. VCL delivered 1062 visual effects shots for the movie using cutting edge VFX technology and the project was completed in six and a half months period.
VCL also won accolades for its ambitious animated mythological film, Arjun – The Warrior Prince, that narrated the untold story of Arjun, hero of the Mahabharata. The nature of the story demanded several challenging animated action scenes featuring breathtaking backdrops, chariot races and battle sequences. VCL leveraged revolutionary technologies to enhance the complete look and feel of the animated film and ensured that it appealed to a much wider range of audiences in India and globally.