Drona (2008 film)

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Movie poster for Drona
Directed by Goldie Behl
Produced by Shrishti Arya
Sunil Lulla
Amitabh Bachan
Written by Goldie Behl
Jaydeep Sarkar
Starring Abhishek Bachchan
Priyanka Chopra
Kay Kay Menon
Jaya Bachchan
Music by Dhruv Ghanekar
Cinematography Sameer Arya
Edited by Shyam K. Salgonkar
Distributed by Eros Entertainment
Rose Movies
Release date(s)
  • 2 October 2008 (2008-10-02)
Language Hindi
Budget INR870000000 (US$14 million)
Box office INR640000000 (US$11 million)[1]

Drona is a 2008 Bollywood fantasy adventure superhero film directed by Goldie Behl, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Kay Kay Menon and Jaya Bachchan. Drona's special effects shots were worked on by EyeQube[2] headed by Charles Darby and David Bush. The movie features Indian martial arts such as Kalaripayattu, Chhau, Gatka, and sword fighting.[3] It was filmed in Prague, Bikaner, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Namibia. The trailer was attached to Vipul Shah's Singh is Kinng (2008) and Raghav Khattar's Marathi film Vishavnath (2008).



  • Distributor: Eros International
  • Production House: Rose Movies
  • Director: Goldie Behl
  • Screenplay: Goldie Behl, Jaydeep Sarkar
  • Cinematography: Sameer Arya
  • Assistant Cinematography: Vineet Malhotra
  • Director Action: Tom Delmar
  • Editing: Shyam K. Salgonkar
  • Music Director: Dhruv Ghanekar
  • Costume Design: Anaita Shroff
  • Special Effects Design: David Bush
  • Digital Intermediate Supervision: Steve Shaw, Digital Praxis
  • The Making Of Drona: Nazar Abbas Fahrenheit Films

Special effects[edit]

The movie was produced with budget over INR12.2 crore (US$2.0 million) on special effets with a VFX experts of 60 working on the movie for over 6 months. Mainly the team has been collaborating with EyeQube Studios with Eros to achieve the perfect quality effects. Crew contained 250 visual effects artists animators designers painters matters and developers. .[4]


Sukanya Verma of Rediff gave the movie 2.5 stars and mentioned, "Considering its fantastical theme, Drona is officially escapist and hence isn't obligated to broadcast logic beyond conveying 'good wins over evil' and 'conquer your fear by facing it' message. This is why you have to excuse Priyanka breaking into a sexy jig, seconds after she saves Abhishek from a nearly fatal attack at the hands of half a dozen desi Nazguls!'. [5]


  1. ^ Boxofficeindia.com Trade Network. "All India 2008". Box Office India. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  2. ^ Screen Weekly News Network (2008-09-22). "Unleashing visual effects in Drona". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  3. ^ Bamzai, Kaveree (2008-02-14). "Drona shows a number of Indian martial arts". India Today. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  4. ^ Mahaldar, Manisha. "Drona, a visual treat with special FX". Ibnlive. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Verma, Sukanya. "Drona falls short". Rediff. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 

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