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Top 10 Indian Short Films Your Must Watch

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Top 10 Indian Short Films Your Must Watch:

Short film is  wonderful medium for budding filmmakers to showcase their talent. Making a short movie seems easy but actually is a quite challenging proposal. As opposed to commercial films, the monetary potential from customers are not as well brilliant. However, the one thing that drive such short film making is enthusiasm and passion for cinema. These continuous threats usually serve as fuel that end up stirring the deepest creative urges of the filmmaker. One point, nevertheless, is basically certain: What these movies lack in scope they more than compensate it in terms of vision.

Of late, these short movies are ending up being increasingly more mainstream with big names from the Hindi movie market going the bandwagon. Yet still there is a lengthy method to go before the short films enjoy love and appreciation in the same respect and also recognition that’s connected with hardcore commercial films. In order for that to happen we have to be a lot more mindful as viewers. 

So, right here’s a compilation of a few of one of the most amazing short films that have come out in the recent times:

1. Maa

Drug abuse is considered to be a threat to India Youth. Directed by Niranjan Iyengar, Maa revolves around a young artist who is addicted to drugs for a long time. The short film stars Neena Kulkarni, Dino Morea, and Vivaan Shah. The film’s strongest point is its beautiful relationship between a mother and a son. The performances are brilliant all around with Vivaan Shah shining out the others in the limited screen time he gets.

2. The Chair


The Chair, directed by Sumit Singh, highlights the daily issues that the LGBTQ population faces. The short film stars Sushant Divgikar and Prerna Dua in the lead roles. The Chair reminds us about the importance of being authentic and original. We often try to shy away from who we really are and end up paying a great price for it. The acting in the movie could have been improved. However, the story deserves all the praise for its progressive themes.

3. Half Ticket 2

Here is a light-hearted short film about life that reminds us about the importance of enjoying the little moments of joy that we often tend to ignore amidst our pursuit for greater goals. Directed by Prathamesh Patil, Half Ticket 2 is the sequel to the 2017 short film Half Ticket. The USP of Half Ticket 2 is the delicate manner in which it handles the complexities of the modern relationships. The short film stars Gunjan Malhotra, Naveen Kasturia, Darshan Jariwala, and Kumar Varun.

4. Juice

The celebrated director of Masaan, Neeraj Ghaywan, is back with Juice — a riveting critique of everyday patriarchy and misogyny. Ghaywan’s short film is as relevant as any and reminds that once the emotions start touching the right chords, words tend to become futile. Starring Shefali Shah (who delivers a deeply nuanced performance) in the role of a house wife, Juice makes a strong case for gender equality while exposing the deep-seated sense of inequality that governs an average Indian household.

5. Test Drive

This Samir Chand-directed short film presents a day in the life of a struggling actor. Needless to say, Ashutosh Rana essays the part brilliantly, reminding us yet again what he is capable of doing in front of a motion picture camera. If you are looking for a refreshing short film with a great scope for character development then it is highly likely that you won’t find any better than Test Drive.

6. MAD

Directed by Vinod Rawat, MAD, A Perfect 10 winner at the Mumbai Film Festival, is one of those rare short films that make us realize the true power of cinematic storytelling. The care with which the movie tackles the mother-daughter relationship is absolutely commendable. Here is a short film that needs to be watched.

7. Chutney

A bit sweet and a whole lot spicy, this chutney has everything you could ask for! Watch this original short film presented by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films which would leave you with a perfect aftertaste.

8. Gutargu

Directed by Raju and Vishal Desai, Gutargu proves that good love stories need not always require an operatic scale. The short film stars Mohit Choudry, Nazia Davision, and Pankaj Rungta. Gutargu is essentially a story of a guy and a girl who are attracted towards one another. What makes it rather interesting is that it takes place on a rooftop.

9. The Though of You

Directed by Ahmed Roy, The Thought Of You talks about the marital insecurity and jealously. The root cause of all couple problems is lack of trust and in the absence of trust things tend to get worse with time. A Perfect 10 winner at The Mumbai Film Festival, The Thought Of You highlights this and more. It stars Kalki Koechlin, Gulshan Devaiah, and Monica Dogra. While it may not be the best short film to have come out in the recent times, the brilliant acting performances, in particular Kalki’s, make it an engaging experience.

10. The Good Girl

The Good Girl is another highly relevant short film that deserves a watch. The film is directed by Ritesh Menon Starring Gurdeep Kohli and Plabita Borthakur, The Good Girl revolves around premarital pregnancy. Even in today’s modern times, premarital sex still remains a big taboo in our country. The Good Girl endeavors to bring to light such stereotypes associated with it while simultaneously spreading awareness about the hazards of having unprotected sex. The acting performances are superb and the mother-daughter duo relationship is very well displayed.

These were the Top 11 Indian Short Films Your Must Watch. Let us know in comments how you liked them.



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