Srinivas Mohan is an
India based visual effect designer and supervisor. He has worked in the almost various type of film industry whether it is Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada or Malayalam. He is the leader in the field of visual effects and has been hired by some of the highest budget film productions houses across the country. Born as Vadlamudi Srinivas Murali Mohan to a Telugu family, he was raised and brought up in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. After completing his schooling and graduation, he started working as a software programmer. He saw a colleague of his working on an animated logo, and it inspired him to work on it. From there his animation career started, and he began working on advertisement and television projects which finally landed him in films. He says that it took him ten years to change his field from a 3-D animation artist to a visual effects supervisor. His debut film was ‘Indian’ starring
Kamal Haasan in the year 1996. From thereon, he started working on projects like ‘
Kushi,’ and ‘Boys.’
His work was getting acknowledged outside the Tamil industry as he was getting offers from Telugu and Malayalam industries as well. His first Telugu movie was ‘Yavakudu’ followed by ‘Hindustan- the Mother.’ His first Malayalam movie was ‘Raavanprabhu’ which got released in the year 2001. He came into limelight when he was awarded the National Award for Best Special Effects for the movie ‘Magic Magic.’
He became the favorite of the big guns in the industry. He was getting hired by big directors such as S. Shankar and
Rakesh Roshan. He didn’t stop there; he won his second national award for superstar Rajinikanth starrer ‘Sivaji-the Boss’ and his third award also came from S. Shankar directed ‘
Enthiran’ which was released in its Hindi dubbed version of ‘
Robot.’ His work in the Vikram starrer ‘I’ was also applauded by the industry. He founded his company named Indian Artists Computer Graphics and is the running CEO of the current time. His company has worked in many films and contributed towards the excellence of their visual effects. It gives the chance to the upcoming visual effect artists and aspirants. His company has worked in the most expensive and high budget movie in the history of Indian Cinema, Enthiran. He says that budget is the biggest constraint in the visual effects, and there were no such things in ‘Enthiran.’ His latest piece of work was seen in the Prabhas and Rana Duggubati starrer multi-lingual ‘Bahubali.’ Its visual effects were an example of excellence.
This was a very high budget movie due to its visual effects which make the scenes look original. Sadly, he had to opt out of ‘Bahubali-part 2’ due to his earlier commitments to S. Shankar for ‘Enthiran 2.0’ which will be starring Rajinikanth and
Akshay Kumar. It is a treat for cinema lovers to watch his work in the upcoming years.