Fursat Review: A Vishal Bhardwaj’s Short Film
A tale of time that is waiting to be told. A mystery soon to unfold. Apple and award-winning director, Vishal Bhardwaj present “Fursat”, a fantasy love story shot entirely on the iPhone 14 Pro. Watch Ishaan as Nishant in “Fursat”, streaming now on DisneyPlus Hotstar.
The movie follows Nishant (Ishaan Khatter) an archaeologist who keeps getting visions of the future after he unearths a mysterious artefact. Diya Srivastava (Wamiqa Gabbi) is a doctor at a government hospital somewhere in Rajasthan. Nishant or Nishu (Ishaan Khattar) is her childhood friend, a scientist obsessed with knowing the future. He discovers a relic which leads him to develop a time travel tool, one that tells the future accurately, But his obsession with the future jeopardises everything he holds dear
The story goes as a scientist uses his time machine to stop a train heist in order to save the life of his doctor ex-girlfriend. The doctor attends to her attacker when he suffers a heart attack while deciding against an arranged marriage. The scientist abandons his fascination with time travel when the lovers get together and begins to concentrate on the present.
Fursat’s jarring flaws are the songs that are interspersed through its narrative without refined editing. An inclusion that perhaps is a requirement to show the feasibility of the iPhone as a cinematic tool for India, they shake up a smart story where brevity triumphs. Like all Vishal Bhardwaj films, this one has a strong belief too. Obsessing over what the future holds can take away from living in the present. Both Wamiqa Gabbi and Ishaan Khattar have delivered winning performances, etching out convincing characters in a limited time. The filmmaker has also managed to highlight inherent Indian beliefs and societal elements like a grand engagement, the value of astronomy, and knowing our Bhavishya. He has given his female protagonist agency within this short film, making her choices crucial to the story. Set in the desert and picturesque locations of Rajasthan, “Fursat” is a dramatic triumph over the limits of time on the film itself.
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