Siddharth was called in from the US for the film because of the budget. This movie has a budget. Calling foreign graphics experts is unaffordable. It should have the same quality used in foreign cinema. When asked, Chandu contacted several studios in India and the US. In the end, it was decided to distribute the work to 4 people. It was also agreed that Chandu will be the VFX Supervisor.
Before taking the job, he told Mohanlal and producer Antony that he only wanted 11 months of VFX (graphics) work after the shooting was over. They agreed. Antony was ready for any compromise. 20% of the movie Marakkar is about the sea. A sea of war, sailing and storms. Not a single shot at sea was filmed at sea. Everything is made by Siddharth. Only one shot of the beach was captured on camera in relation to the sea.
Siddharth was shown the seas of many films. And then we need a sea like this. It must be a sea like this. Siddharth was told that the waves would rise like this. But after watching the video clip I showed for a while, Siddharth said. “The story of the Lion of the Arabian Sea is set in the Arabian Sea. The amount of salt in the sea determines the color of the sea and the color of the waves. The color of the Arabian Sea is light blue. These are all other seas. We can not use that color. I will take the job only if everything is honest ”. It was the moment when he realized that his son had grown up. At that time, the graphics of the film ‘Marakkar – The Lion of the Arabian Sea’ could be handed over to Siddharth himself.
Shooting graphic scenes is not easy. I do not see the sea while filming the ship. I do not know. I don’t even know what will happen below. I have to see the sea of my mind that I do not see and draw it. Chandu had said that water is the hardest thing to make in graphics in the world. Priyadarshan says in an interview that I have learned a lot from him.