My father is a movie buff. He often shares anecdotes about how he used to watch films all day long in his childhood. And this often makes me nostalgic because I call myself a Bollywood Baby.
But, what used to amaze me the most was the fact that the films back then lasted for three hours and today if someone asks my father to sit and watch the same movie for three hours at a stretch, he would simply say, "Beta, humse naa ho payega."
We have managed to get shortcuts for everything today and films are no exception. Here's a list of some short films that feature actors from our usual never-ending movies. Also, not to forget, all of these short films have a hidden social message that we all must address.
Alia featured in this beautiful short film which shows not every boy is going to eve tease a girl walking alone on the streets. It highlights the issue of women safety and how we can achieve that milestone if every man in this country started behaving like these boys who drop Alia safely at home.
Ahalya is a deep, dark and mysterious short film which is based on a policeman who meets Radhika Apte's husband in search of a missing man named Arjun. Watch this short film on a leisure weekend and find out what happens with the policeman.
The film features Sunny Leone and some other renowned stars like Alok Nath and Deepak Dobriyal. It highlights the issue of smoking and its repercussions.
The short film shows a realistic conversation between a couple from their dating history to siblings to their taste in music. The authenticity and transparency that is needed in any relationship have been highlighted in the film.
Huma wakes up as her sister calls her and that's when she decides to meet her ex-lover after eight long years. When she finally visits him, she meets his super chill wife, and it is only in the climax that she realises the guy is not alive anymore (sorry for giving the spoiler).
The film will hit everyone's conscience with a thought that how we unknowingly assume things and then one fine day when we come to know the truth, our life changes.
Taapsee Pannu starred in The Homecoming which aims at focussing on the importance of family in everyone's life.
The mysterious film literally gave me goosebumps. The movie highlights the sensitive issue of people who are mentally challenged and how they spend their days.
The series gained a lot of appreciation and fan following. It is based on the life of four friends who go on an all-girls trip unveiling new bonds and mending the old.
The film stars Aditi Rao Hydari and is based on the plot of Mahabharata in the modern context and how Arjuna convinces his brothers on sharing the most prized possession that he has.
This short film shows mundanities of life and how a middle-class person has the aspirations to do big things in life.
The story is based on two people who are complete strangers but behave like children and share a common interest in a cab journey. By the end of their journey, they strike the right notes in each other's life which brings a big change.
Bang Baaja Baaraat stars Ali Fazal who wishes to get married to his love interest. The short film revolves around how they convince their parents and plan to get married. It is only in the climax that we realise that the bride is pregnant and the couple has their own share of differences to work on. All in all, the story is based on a modern couple who wishes to have a future together but are confused as hell.
The story is set in Mumbai Mavericks where people from conflicting backgrounds and interest come together and play the real game that is beyond the game which is shown to us.
Dive deep into Netaji Subhas Chandra's life with this short film featuring Rajkumar Rao.
The film featuring Manoj Bajpayee is a short psychological thriller directed by Shirish Kunder.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui transforms into legendary writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The film deals with the issue of the right to express and how Saadat wishes to be a writer. The freedom of expression is the central plot of the story.
Whoa! With a quirky trailer and even more interesting story, the film is a tribute to the 'Old Monk'. It highlights the story of two people who have been sharing a drink for about 30 years every day without fail.
The film revolves around a quaint coffee-shop and how the cafe owner meets the love of his life after 30 years. This is by far one of my favourite short films.
The film revolves around a man who is a big movie buff and loves hearing and telling stories to people. One fine day, he loses his job, and that's when his life hits rock bottom. The story beautifully unveils his depressed and heartbroken self and how he manages to keep his interest alive always.
Kheer is a short film about two senior citizens who quarrel over petty matters, making us think of them as old love-birds. But as the story takes its beautiful twists and turns, we realise that the couple is not married.
Let us know which one out of these is your favourite in the comment section below.
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