The above video has been making the rounds. It’s really entertaining to watch because it’s so over the top.
I wrote about this film a few months ago. At a budget of $41,675,740, it’s India’s biggest VFX film ever. It’s also making money with a worldwide gross of 300 crore which is about $65 million. Much of the popularity of the film is due to the starring role of Indian icon Rajinikanth.
For a film with “cheap” visual effects, this is actually a pretty expensive film. For example, Skyline was made for $10 million dollars and has made the same amount worldwide. Of course nobody knows the marketing budgets of these films.
I’m also reminded of the 2006 film Ultraviolet which had a budget of $30 million. The VFX in that film was produced mostly in China.
It seems to me that low budget VFX can be made anywhere. Even in western countries.