Grand movie sets that were difficult to create

Bollywood is known for its “larger-than-life” feels and grand appearances. What adds to this grandeur are undoubtedly the dramatic songs, glamorous costumes, hysterical dialogues etc. However, one of the most important aspects of this are the surreal, breathtaking movie sets that manage to take the movie experience to an altogether another level for the viewers. However, building these magnificent sets is not a cakewalk and takes a lot of effort and time to finally offer the audience the visual treat that they witness on screen. So, let's take a look at a few of such sets that were easy on the eyes but definitely not easy to pull off.  

  1. Saawariya

    Although, Saawariya couldn’t manage to do a great job at the box office, its fantasy set definitely won some hearts. The master of opulent sets, none other than the great- Sanjay Leela Bhansali, with his blue-green peacock set convinced the audience to give into the seventies retro setting that the film was based in. However, creating this look was a task especially to accentuate the look of the setting from an English castle, Gothic church, to historical forts. Regardless of the various challenges and setbacks, Bhansali still managed to pull off the entire look really well and won the hearts of the critics when it came to set design.

  1. Padmaavat:

    A masterpiece by a master artist- Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Being known to build a world that transcends reality and mediocrity in all aspects. Padmavat was no exception to this. The mesmerizing sets, the vibrant colours and the opulent accessories witnessed in the film made many swoon. Initially, the film was planned to be shot in Rajasthan at Chittor Fort. However,due to unfavourable circumstances, Bhansali had to recreate the fort in Mumbai and the cost of making the sets went through the roof. The result was still spectacular with the whole Rajasthani aesthetics, huge astray spaces filled with vibrant colours beautifully accentuated by the massive lighting set-up which was backed up by approximately 15 generators as told by a crew member.