Vishal Furia showed promise with his debut horror feature Lapachhapi (2016) winning several nominations and awards at prestigious film festivals both in India and abroad. This year, he co-directed the Indian adaptation of BBC’s popular TV show Criminal Justice alongside Tigmanshu Dhulia, which released on Hotstar to positive reviews.
Today, filmmaker Vishal Furia takes on 15 questions in our quick, candid ‘1 Minute With’ series. Read on!
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1. The last good film/web series you saw?
2. Your favourite film in the horror genre.
The Shining (1980) “Here’s Johnny”
3. A film that should have never been made?
4. A book you’d want to make into a film?
Anything in Indian mythology will beat Avengers anyday if made right.
5. Toughest thing about being a filmmaker?
Finding the north ‘star’
6. Maximum retakes you’ve done for a shot?
14 or 15. I was left with no budget after that.
7. If a film was made on your life, who do you wish should direct it?
8. A film you’d pick up on a dull day?
Forrest Gump (1994)
9. What makes you happy?
Nostalgia (makes me happy and sad)
10. What do you regret not having done yet in life?
Learning a musical instrument
11. The last movie you saw?
Ready or Not (2019)
12. What do you look for in an actor?
13. A tip for aspiring actors?
Don’t just aspire, perspire.
14. The best Indian film you’ve seen this year (released in 2019)?
15. A question you don’t want to answer?
‘What do you think about such and such film?’ Hate those ones.