Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Apple’s iPhone is a popular smartphone across the globe. The unprecedented craze for iPhones is driven its outstanding specs and features. While Apple’s iPhone is seen as a status symbol by many, it has been dominating the market for over a decade by upgrading its devices with the latest technology to entice users.

Powered with the latest technology, Apple released iPhone 14 Pro in September 2022. The current price of iPhone Pro in India is Rs 122,990. 

Due to the powerful and amazing cameras, Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has shot a 30-minute short film on iPhone 14 Pro.

When it comes to modern filmmaking, Vishal needs no introduction. As he believes, technology will always assist in good story-telling for which he shot ‘Fursat’ completely on iPhone 14 Pro. The movie stars Ishaan Khattar and Wamiqa Gabbi in lead roles.

The first glance at the movie will certainly impress the audience. 

As Vishal says, has proved that making a full-blown, two-hour feature film is now possible with the device. And he is willing to take a shot at it.

“It is kind of unbelievable that we can have such a kind of stabilisation in scenes with Action Mode in iPhone 14 Pro. Cinematic Mode, or shift focus in our language, is another intelligent feature. The amazing part is that we could use this Cinematic Mode tool even after the shot was taken,” Vishal was quoted as saying.

He also went on to add that the device with powerful features gives freedom to filmmakers who cannot afford to hire the entire fleet of tech equipment.

“Several years down the line, people will actually realise the transformation the iPhone has brought to the world of filmmaking,” he added.

Further, he went on to say, "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. The iPhone liberated me in that sense."

Vishal, who has directed 10 feature films, produced five and composed music for more than 40, including the internationally acclaimed Shakespearean Trilogy adaptations -- 'Maqbool' (Macbeth), 'Omkara' (Othello) and 'Haider' (Hamlet) -- said he will be making more movies on an iPhones.

"There are many subjects for which we won't find producers to put their money on. I am going to shoot many films on iPhones going forward," he said.

Action Mode supports up to 2.8K resolution and 60 fps and is a powerful creative tool when combined with Dolby Vision or ProRes recording.

Cinematic Mode now supports 4K resolution up to 30 fps, including 24 fps -- a go-to for shots just like the movies. Cinematic Mode also records in Dolby Vision HDR.

Also, Apple Music is the home to all the music associated with 'Fursat', as well as editorially curated Bollywood playlists.

The platform offers a bespoke super room for the film, which houses the album 'Fursat' in Spatial Audio for an immersive experience.
Fursat is now streaming on Disney + Hotstar.

If the short movie impresses the audience at large, then certainly more moviemakers will opt for the cost-cutting option of filmmaking. It could revolutionise filmmaking techniques and introduce a new era at a much lower cost.

(With inputs from IANS)