New studios take up ‘Taxiwaala’s CG work; ‘GG’ might release first


Nagaraj Goud

With Geetha Arts’ ‘Geetha Govindam’ (GG) promotions kicking off recently, one wondered what happened to another Vijay Deverakonda-starrer ‘Taxiwaala’—a venture of the same production house (in association with UV Creations) which was supposed to hit cinema halls sometime back in May. Turns out, ‘Taxiwaala’s CG had something to do with it.

“The first set of computer graphics failed to meet the expectations of both the production houses and film’s director Rahul Sankrityan and so they’ve changed the studio, increased the budget and handed over the works to other studios—a couple in Chennai and three in Hyderabad. The film has 600 computer graphics shots and the makers are in no mood to compromise on the quality,” confirmed a source close to the unit and added that post-production works too are in full-swing in Chennai.

“With CG, you can’t allot a specific time unlike other post-production formalities. Once Geetha Arts and UV Creations get the final set, they’ll check the film and decide upon the release. As things stand now, ‘Geetha Govindam’ might take precedence in terms of release,” the source added.

Priyanka Jawalkar and Malavika Nair are cast opposite Vijay Deverakonda in ‘Taxiwaala’, a thriller peppered with humour.

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