Checkout Ranbir Kapoor’s Ad film for Hero Motocorp bikes (Indian vehicle manufacturer) that was filmed on the streets of Budapest, Hungary. Its a sleek looking ad film that looks almost like a movie. You never know, probably after seeing this ad film, YashRaj films may decide to cast Ranbir in one of the forthcoming Dhoom movies.
Ranbir shoots an ad film (its actually an action adventure) in Budapest for Hero Motocorp.
The ad film makers decided to shoot the film in Budapest, Hungary as they felt the city offered a beautiful mix of old architectural landscapes which would cinematically add to the overall look of the film.
Director Ravi Udyawar was quite impressed with the architecture in Budapest and felt that the location were perfect for his film shoot. Although the bike is an Indian made, the idea was to feature the actor in an international location to give a touch of class to the finished product.
A scene involving a jump onto a moving train needed special arrangements as the team had to find an inner-city bridge over a railway. They also had to have the use of the right sort of cargo carriages, as well as making sure their safety net didn’t make contact with the railway’s high-voltage cabling.
Looking at the video, they could have easily extended its length, and it would have turned into another Dhoom movie…
Did You Know?
While the Indian filmmakers & crew were filming on Budapest’s suspension Chain Bridge across the Danube, there was one more shoot happening nearby. And that was a Hollywood production. Yes, that’s right! Bruce Willis’ action sequel ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ was getting filmed on the Elizabeth Bridge, directly south of them.
Zita Kisgergely, PPM Films in Budapest said “There were three helicopters in the sky at the same time – one was ours [and] the other two were for Bruce Willis! We were looking at each other! [Die Hard] had the Russian Arm speeding up and down [and] we were blocking our bridge with the crane and prepping for the stunt jump, [and] therefore blocking the Danube traffic.”
The two shoots added to the overall congestion there, and also quickly became the talk of the town.
Budapest offers great infrastructure for film shoots, and also has great post-production facilities. Several international filmmakers who film in remote places of Europe come to Budapest for post-production.
Client: Hero Motocorp
Agency: FCB Ulka, Mumbai
National Creative Director: KS Chakravarthy
Production Company: RU Films, Mumbai
Executive Producer: Kalpana Udyawar
Production Service Company: PPM Film Productions Hungary
Producer: Zita Kisgergely
Director of Photography: Antonio Paladino
Director: Ravi Udyawar