Production Design for Bollywood movie ‘Wazir’ (2016) by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
The movie ‘Wazir’ is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grand master and a brave ATS officer, bought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. But there’s a mysterious, dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows, who is all set to Checkmate them.
Wazir (Hindi: वज़ीर) is an upcoming Indian action thriller film written by Abhijat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Bejoy Nambiar. It stars Amitabh Bachchan & Farhan Akhtar in lead roles along with Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh. It is scheduled to release on 8 January 2016.
The LycodonFX team contributed with all the graphic designing needed by the Production Design team for the movie Wazir by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Our role was to carefully craft every minute detail that would enhance the look & feel of the Production.
To list a few contributions, we designed the logo of the Chess School run by Amitabh Bachchan, Anti terrorist squad logo that Farhan akhtar works for, the logo and flags of the political parties, the billboards and print design for all the political campaigns in the movie, ID cards, tickets, bills, paper work, suspect sketches, murder case files, Kashmiri paintings, posters and images in the shot background of the fight gym, ATS center, charter homes, various wall graphics, airport posters, in flight branding, safety guide line cards, magazine covers, fake books for the shelves, shop name boards, street signs, car stickers, business cards, menu cards and it goes on…. overall all, graphic design used to make the set looks as authentic as possible.
Many a times graphic design for films is often overlooked, but indeed it is an integral part of creating that perfect look and feel the scene demands. When we create graphic props and set pieces, we’re not always making them for the cinema audience – these are pieces that are dressed into the sets to create a more authentic experience for the director and actors to work in as well!