5 short films on YouTube that will leave you speechless
With the rise of OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, the rate at which we are consuming films is doubled than ever. Short Films have become the new go-to content; they are short, engaging, and perfect for a work break. The well-known Indian Filmmaker, Anurag Kashyap said, ‘I guess short films have a bright future. The advantage is budget.’
Don’t worry if you don’t have a subscription. We have listed for you mind-blowing Short Films that you can watch on YouTube for free.
5. Masala Steps
Director – Rohit Gupta
Main Cast – Vikram Kochhar, Prakruti Mishra, Krishna Bisht
A heart-touching story of a man, who looses all his money in the stocks and has a stringent relationship with his wife. When the man decides to end his life, he hears a voice stops him. Will he take his life, or will the strange voice stop him? Relax, We won’t break the suspense for you.
The short film bagged the Cult Classic Award at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2019 and Best International Film at Top Shorts Film Festival 2019
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Director – Priyanka Banerjee
Main Cast – Kajol,Shruti Hasaan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, Yashaswani Dayama
Devi is a tale of dead women coming from different life paths and are living together in a small room. The film, with its strong cast, brilliantly portrays the fear and suffering of women.
Though each of the 13 women came with different experiences but had one thing in common, we’d suggest watching it and finding out yourself.
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Director – Karishma Dev Dube
Main Cast – Saurabh Saraswat, Renu Kumari, Krishna Negi
Bittu is a part of the ten-movie list under the Indian Women Rising Initiative. Set in rural India, The story revolves around heartwarming friendships between two little girls, focusing on child psychology.
Bittu recently got shortlisted in the Live Action Short Film category at the prestigious 93rd Academy Awards. It can bring the Oscar home; you just can’t skip this.
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2. The School Bag
Director– Dheeraj Jindal, Anshul Agrawal
Main Cast – Rasika Dugal, Sartaaj Rk
Set in the backdrop of the 2014 Peshawar school massacre in Pakistan, the heart-wrenching story will surely bring tears to your eyes. The story is all about a son’s innocent wish and a mother’s going to all extents to fulfill it. Will she able to deliver it?
The school bag bagged the Best Short Film at South Asian Film Festival of Montreal 2017, Best International Short Film at Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival 2016, and Best Film in Drama Category at Fastnet Film Festival of Ireland 2017.
The film is a difficult one to handle, but it’s worth it.
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Director: Jyoti Kapur Das
Main Cast: Tisca Chopra, Aakash Bhardwaj, Rasika Duggal, Sumit Gulati, Adil Hussain
A 16-minute thriller about a homemaker who finds out that a younger woman is trying to flirt with her husband. The plot may seem simple, but this film has all the flavors of a chutney. The film has crossed 130 M views on Youtube.
Chutney has many awards to its credit like the Best short film (Fiction), Best Actress in a Short Film, Best Director in a Short Film category at Filmfare Awards 2017 and Best Short Film – Fiction, Best Short Film (Fiction) Director category at South Asian International Film Festival 2016.
How far will a woman go to save her marriage? Is she really the victim? This film will surely give you goosebumps.
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