Villain: B Unnikrishnan has this unique strategy for releasing Mohanlal's stylish thriller

Though the entire film, Villain, will be shot in 8K resolution, the movie will be downscaled to 4K and 2K formats, making the visuals very sharp

The first schedule of Mohanlal’s upcoming film, Villain has been wrapped up in Thiruvananthapuram. Directed by B Unnikrishnan and produced by Rockline Venkatesh—the maker of the 2015 Salman Khan blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan—the stylish thriller stars Manju Warrier as the female lead.

Earlier, InUth had reported that Villain will be first Indian film to be shot entirely in 8K resolution. Even though the news had gone viral, it hasn’t gone well with few section of the film lovers as there are no 8K theatres in India.

However, B Unnikrishnan revealed how the 8K technology has been used in Villain.

“Villian will be entirely shot in 8K initially. Later, the entire film will be downscaled to 4K and 2K formats, after which the visuals will be very sharp,” he said, while further explaining the process.

“For this, the film’s technical team has been using a unique ‘Red Camera of Weapon Helium 8K series’ to shot the film. Most of the films have been shot using the digital cameras which come around 1.8K resolution. Later, they are upscaled to 2K and 4K formats, which causes the quality loss and compression. But in Villain’s case the visuals will be crystal clear once it hits the screens,: he added.

Villain stars Manju Warrier in the female lead. The film also marks the fifth collaboration of Mohanlal-Manju Warrier duo. Villain also marks the Malayalam debut of popular Tamil actors Vishal and Hansika Motwani and Telugu actress Raashi Khanna. The film is reportedly being made for a whopping Rs 30 crore, which is higher than the budget of Mohanlal’s recent blockbuster Pulimurugan.