An Indian director has claimed that he set a world record by shooting a
74-minute feature in just 2 hours and 14 minutes. The film, Atbhutam
(Wonder), describes a right-to-die battle between the wife of a
brain-dead man and his parents similar to the one that involved the husband of
Terri Schiavo and her parents last year. Although three cameras were used in
the filming, only one was running for each scene. "We'd planned things,
including the lighting, in such minute details, that within a couple of minutes
of canning one shot, the lighting for the next scene was switched on and the
floor was made ready," S. Kumar, the film's director of photography, told
Reuters. The filmmakers have applied for recognition in the Guinness Book of
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