Absolute India gives you few interesting and most viewed short films of recent times that you can watch this weekend
-Reshma Kelkar Dabholkar
Although the genre of short films has been in trend always, it was limited up to films festivals. However, off late it has been compelling many Bollywood filmmakers and actors who are going out of their way to be part of it; mainly due to its quirk nature and impactful contents. Jackky Bhagnani’s upcoming short film Carbon is one of them. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Prachi Desai in interesting roles.
Here we give you a rundown of short films that can make up for an interesting weekend watch:
Bruno and Juliet
Ever imagined love story of two dogs? Well, ace director Imtiaz Ali did! Known for making out-of-the-box love stories, Imtiaz presented this unique love story which was directed by Khawar Jamsheed. The film unfolds the cute love story of two dogs Bruno and Juliet. Released in June, this film has got 5.30 lakh views till now.
Directed by Sumeet Vyas, Born Free is a feel good film that anyone can relate to. Starring Sumeet Vyas and Mukti Mohan, the film speaks about following your passion over the so called standards set by the society.
This 11-minutes short film gives insight of the struggle of a disappointed constable and his survival story. Manoj Bajpayee has done an outstanding role of a constable who vents out all his frustration by dancing which is synonymous to Taandav (performed by lord Shiva). The film received an outstanding response.
Directed by Jyoti Kapoor Das, this film is dark, moody and quite entertaining. The film stars Tisca Chopra and Adil Hussain. It’s about a housewife from Ghaziabad played by Tisca Chopra, who spots her husband Adil Hussain with another woman played by Rasika Duggal from their neighbourhood. It’s about how a housewife makes the other woman realize her place.
Losing virginity before marriage is still considered as taboo in India and this short film is a hilarious take on issue of virginity. Directed by Sandeep A. Varma, this film stars Pia Bajpai, Akshay Oberoi and Divyendu Sharma in lead roles. This light hearted is a funny take on virginity. This too has received outstanding views on YouTube
Directed by Jaydeep Sarkar, the film is about two women characters played by Konkona Sen Sharma and Tillotama Shome who are exactly different from each other. It’s about their life that makes you think about life. The story is bit intriguing that will make you think about urban living and material ambitions in life.
X: Past Is Present
This is quite intriguing story which is directed by eleven different directors who narrated a tale of a man and his failed relationship with different women. The movie is indeed an interesting one to watch. The characters played by Radhika Apte, Swara Bhaskar, Rajat Kapoor and Huma Qureshi. X: Past Is Present explore the human psyche. The film did exceptionally well as it got outstanding response by the viewers.
Kirti is thriller directed by Shirish Kunder. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma. This dark drama was in trouble as a filmmaker from Nepal had allegedly accused Shirish of plagiarism. Owing to the controversy, the film was removed but it is now back on YouTube.
This is a story that can very aptly termed as ‘the happily ever after’ story. But it is most certainly not the regular fairy tale story. Directed by Adhiraj Bose, this unique love story will make you think and surly bring smile on your face. Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel played lead roles. This one deals with unsaid love between the two. Interior Café received outstanding response by viewers.
Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey’s films made a good impact on his audience. Ouch, as its title suggests, is a naughty story of an extramarital affair between two characters played by Manoj Bajpayee and Pooja Chopra told in hilarious way. Released last year in October, Ouch has received five million views.