Mumbai: The last year has taught us that the audience is looking & seeking progressive content. Stories that matched the dynamics of today’s circumstances, that spoke about the complexity of human relationships and were in all sense real, flew high in the markets.
One of the leading names who ticked all the boxes this year was Vinil Mathew with Haseen Dillruba. While his tricky film resonated with many across borders, it also broke records on the OTT platform. It isn’t the first time he has scored high on the evolved storyline. The ace filmmaker’s debut film Hasee Toh Phasee earned massive reception for the same reason.
As we move to 2022, here’s listing down why Vinil Mathew is the future of progressive Indian cinema.
1) A new lens
Vinil Mathew has a fresh take on relationships. With both of his films, Hasee Toh Phasee and Haseen Dillruba, the celebrated filmmaker touched the concept of love from a different perspective.
2) A risk-taker
Apart from making a film on a rather tricky subject, Vinil Mathew takes risks with his actors by putting them in a new mould. For instance, as a filmmaker, it was a brave call to project Sidharth Malhotra as an unheroic hero in Hasee Toh Phasee.
3) An audience’s filmmaker
Vinil Mathew has proved to have a broader cinematic vision with both his projects. On the surface, both the films came a rather challenging space, but the filmmaker knew exactly where to touch the audience’s nerve.
4) A craftful taskmaster
The progressive storyteller has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Taapsee Pannu, Parineeti Chopra, and Sidharth Malhotra. Vinil Mathew brought out never-before-seen performances by these stars.