Edited by: Sharya Sharma
Last updated: February 04, 2023, 4:31 PM IST
We often see smartphone cameras, especially the iPhone, compared to full-fledged cinema cameras, but it’s rare to see actual movies shot entirely on a phone. However, Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Fursat’ was filmed using only the iPhone 14 Pro.
The 30-minute short was released to the public on February 3 on Apple’s YouTube channel. Starring Ishaan Khatter and Wamiqa Gabbi, it follows the story of a man’s dangerous obsession with controlling the future, for which he sacrifices his present values.
Fursat explores love and human emotion with poignant themes and powerful performances. The film suggests that the key to finding and nurturing love lies in appreciating the present, rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
Vishal Bhardwaj, the award-winning director behind the film, praises the iPhone 14 Pro for the scale it was able to achieve. “I’ve never had such a scale in my films. And this can tell you about the scale iPhone can achieve,” notes Bhardwaj.
He also claims that the action mode of the iPhone 14 Pro was the biggest surprise for him. “In Fursat, we covered a lot of things in the action mode. When you see the raw footage, the image is so jarring and destabilized. In action mode, it’s so smooth. You have to see it to believe it.”
The film revolves around the mysterious awakening of an ancient artifact, the Doordarshak. When it comes to life, young archaeologist Nishant (Ishaan Khatter) starts having visions of the future. This starts a journey with his childhood sweetheart, Divya (Wamiqa Gabbi) and puts them against the clock.
Fursat was filmed entirely with the iPhone 14 Pro and its advanced features such as the Action mode and the updated Cinematic mode. Apple has equipped the device with a 48 MP main camera capable of 4K60 fps and 4K Cinematic mode. It also features a 12MP ultrawide and a 12MP 3X telephoto lens, for a more dynamic shooting experience.
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