Using the advanced camera capabilities of the iPhone, acclaimed director Vishal Bharadwaj has unveiled a new short film called Fursat, which was entirely shot using the latest iPhone 14 Pro. The film tells a romantic musical tale and makes use of several of the iPhone's impressive features, including Action mode and Cinematic mode.
Experience Fursat, a short film shot entirely on the iPhone 14 Pro! This 30-minute musical film, featuring actors Ishaan (known for his debut in Dhadak) and Wamiqa Gabbi (seen in web series like Grahan and Mai), was recently released with Director of Photography Swapnil Sonawane at the helm.
The story follows archaeologist Nishant, who discovers an ancient relic called Doordarshak and gains the ability to see the future. With visions of a burning train, a dangerous gangster, and a threat to his childhood sweetheart Diya's life, Nishant must use his newfound power to save the day and face a challenge that puts him against the ticking clock.
Check out this beautiful Bollywood film from director @VishalBhardwaj that explores what might happen if you could see into the future. Incredible cinematography and choreography, and all #ShotoniPhone. https://t.co/32LODwy3vb— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 4, 2023
The iPhone 14 Pro's Action mode has been put to the test, capturing smooth and stable videos even with a lot of motion and shaking. This feature is especially useful for outdoor scenes. The Cinematic mode records 4K videos with a depth-of-field effect and smartly changes focus to create a cinematic feel. It also boasts enhanced semantic rendering to enhance details like hair and glasses. Additionally, Cinematic mode can record in Dolby Vision HDR.
Other camera features, such as the enhanced macro mode, up to 3x zoom, better low-light performance, and a 48MP quad-pixel sensor, have also come into play. The iPhone 14 Pro also features the powerful A16 Bionic chip and Dynamic Island.
Upon the release of Fursat, Vishal Bharadwaj said, "A traditional film camera comes with 10 people, 3 attendants, and 10 boxes of lenses... you can't move around. You can't be quick. iPhone liberated me in that sense. Action mode was the biggest surprise for me. In Fursat, we've captured a lot of things in Action mode. If you see the raw footage, the visuals are jarring and destabilized, but on Action mode, they're incredibly smooth. You have to see it to believe it."
Fursat is available to watch on YouTube. Check out the film (video attached below) and let us know your thoughts in the comments!