The idea was to test my versatility - Haseen Dillruba director Vinil Mathew on his recent release

Mandeep Sethi 07 Jul 2021 156

Idea of the film was to test my versatility: Haseen Dillruba director..

Vinil Mathew is a force to reckon with in the ad world. And, over two decades and 250 commercials, including the famous Cadbury ‘Kuchh Meetha Ho Jae’ ad, later, Vinil stepped into Bollywood and gave us the 2014 romcom, Hasee Toh Phasee. His latest movie, Haseen Dillruba, starring Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane, was recently released on Netflix.

A few minutes into the conversation, Vinil reveals what led him to direct feature films. Going back to the time when he was trying to do a feature film when he introduced himself as an ad film director to his network provider it wasn't exactly a warm welcome. Vinyl wanted to be taken seriously as a filmmaker — today, his two directorial are proof of that.

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