Films Where VFX Was Better Than Story

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Ra. One (2011)

Anubhav Sinha's film was thinly-written but proved to be a visual spectacle for how it used computer-generated effects, pushing the envelope for an Indian film.

Dhoom: 3 (2013)

As ridiculous as the premise of the Vijay Krishna Acharya film was, the slickness of the visual effects was uncompromising, making even a semi-Transformer bike seem half-believable.

Bombay Velvet (2015)

Anurag Kashyap's overstuffed but imbalanced script relied a lot on a city that no longer existed, and while the production design team did build build a fair few physical sets, Prana Studios' sublime post-production work is what made the film belong in Bombay.

Shivaay (2016)

The ambitious scale of this mountaineering adventure film was matched by the work of the visual effects team, but not by the writers involved, who turned in a hackneyed, done-to-death revenge plot that involved Ajay Devgn doing very familiar things.

2.0 (2018)

Shankar's sequel to the 2010 hit Enthiran/Robot lacked a compelling narrative but delivered the hijinks of spectacle through the visual effects.

Zero (2018)

The centrepiece of Aanand L. Rai's film was the downsizing of Shah Rukh Khan, which was seamlessly done. The same cannot be said of the writing, which was rather rough-shod.

Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva (2022)

Even the stellar visual effects could not save this years-in-the-making fantasy adventure by Ayan Mukerji from becoming the butt of most jokes, largely for its bland screenplay and pedestrian dialogue.

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