Three Alumni of Whistling Woods were part of the Oscar winning teams for the Oscar winner The Life of Pi. The much acclaimed adventure drama, directed by Ang Lee, took away 4 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Cinematography Best Music and Best VFX) and had 11 nominations.Murali Krishna was a part of Claudio Miranda’s winning cinematography team and Kavan J. Ahalpara and Supreet Singh were part of the team at Rhythmn & Hues that won for the best VFX at the 85th Academy Awards. “Rhythm & Hues Studios has just won Oscars for Best VFX in Life Of Pi.
“I am proud to see three Whistling Woods Alumni as part of the Oscar winning film ‘LIFE OF PI’, says Subhash Ghai.
“Six years ago we dreamt that one day our students would be part of a winning film at the Oscars… Today is that day. I’m extremely happy for my students,” said Meghna Ghai Puri, President of Whistling Woods International, Mumbai beaming in pride.
Kavan Alphara, Alumni, WWI School of Animation said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be part of this amazing VFX team. I want to thank Whistling Woods for shaping me into what i am today. This is my first credited film in the studio and it means the world to me that it was an Oscar-worthy effort.” About 800 Graduates, passed out of various courses at Whistling Woods International. Our students have worked in popular films like Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2, No One Killed Jessica, Ra One, Shanghai, Aarakshan, Agneepath, Ferrari ki Sawari, Chillar Party, Yuvvraaj, Dum Maro Dum, Mausam, Peepli Live, Desi Boyz, Don 2, Rowdy Rathore, ABCD, Special 26 and the most recent critically acclaimed Kai Po Che.