Filmmakers hardly set out to make world records, but they do in the process of filmmaking create unique pieces of motion picture art. However, for the Indian filmmaker Haroon Rashid, something of both has happened. He made a two-hour and 20-minute long movie all in a single take with a single camera in full HD.
The film called “One Shot- Fear without Cut” is listed in the Limca Book of Records and is in the process of being interned at the Guinness Book of World Records. The film will be given the world record certification on June 25.
The record being shot continuously on a single camera. The film, as it title suggests, is a supernatural-thriller, but has a bit of action, comedy and drama too. Almost all the genres in this single piece of film art, which has received a positive response from the critics.
The film has been shown in different film festivals and has won recognition too. From behind the scene too, the film is almost a one-man-show, with Haroon Rashid, directly, producing and writing the film. Haroon, who made his directorial debut with this film, said:
“Covering four different locations over a distance of 7 kilometres was no child’s play. But we did it. Starting from the sea to the road, road to the jungle and jungle to the building, all in one shot was not easy. Inspite of all the challenges that we faced during the picturisation, the camera was not stationary, it was in motion at all times.”
The story is about a group of young people who get entangled in the race of shortcuts to become superstars overnight.