Set up in 2016, yFX Studios is a part of India’s biggest film studio – Yash Raj Films, the 50-year-plus entertainment conglomerate helmed by Aditya Chopra. The VFX powerhouse, with over 35 feature films to its credit, launched its official website with the breakdown of various films including the most recent box-office hit Pathaan.
yFX Studios’ official website gives us a glimpse of what goes into making magic through visual effects for a jaw-dropping cinematic experience, and importantly, the people behind the alchemy. One can also get a glimpse of visual effects work for films like Sultan, Bharat, Mardaani 2, Uri, War and so on.
Their latest work was on Pathaan, which has become the second highest-grossing Hindi language film worldwide. Pathaan is a part of Aditya Chopra’s ambitious YRF Spy Universe and stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham. This marquee tentpole project has been directed by Siddharth Anand.
The yFX team pulled off over 3000 VFX shots for Pathaan. Check out the video:
yFX Studios has designed and worked on the visual effects for all YRF films for the last six years, as well as non-YRF films like the action blockbuster Uri, Salman Khan’s Bharat, and international projects as well. Currently, the studio is working on the much-anticipated Tiger 3, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles.
yFX Studios known for country’s biggest blockbusters like War, Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan, etc. is a full-service visual effects facility, with state-of-the-art in-house technology, comprising over 250 skilled and experienced VFX artists and technicians, headed by Academy (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and VES (Visual Effects Society) member Sherry Bharda. From being part of the initial script readings, to pre-visualisation, shoot supervision, to final VFX and post, and supervision of colour grading, yFX Studios is an integral part of the entire film-making process.
The studio’s creative director Pankaj Khandpur was recently honoured with the Contribution to the VFX industry award at VAM Awards 2023 which is India’s most comprehensive VFX awards.