Bollywood film shot on iPhone takes the world by storm

Fursat, a 30-minute epic Bollywood film shot entirely on iPhone 14 Pro, described as a Bollywood-style musical celebrating the power of love, is garnering a lot of attention.

According to Apple, the film depicts the story of how love can be found and cherished when appreciating the present, rather than dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. “Fursat has all the ingredients of popular cinema, including songs and choreographed dances, packaged together on a scale never seen before for a non-commercial film,” the company adds

Directed by award-winning Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj, and supported by a cast and crew of widely celebrated Bollywood personalities, Fursat is a gorgeous scenes and choreography show that these days, the only thing holding back photographers and filmmakers is imagination and drive — no one can blame their camera anymore.

“As a device, iPhone is taking away the limitations we had when we were growing up,” Bhardwaj says.

“We didn’t have the luxury of cinematic quality video which iPhone is providing for every budding filmmaker today. I’ve never had this scale of production in my films ever before. And, this can tell you about what iPhone can achieve.”

Last month, Apple released another 17-minute short film shot entirely on iPhone called Through the Five Passes by award-winning director and screenwriter Peng Fe. That film involved some complicated sets, but Fursat not only nearly doubles the run time, but ups the ante on the scene-to-scene complexity.

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