Indian films at their short best convey a lot more than most of the full length feature films. With fresh themes, bold characters, quick pace and gripping story lines, they stand out from the mainstream dramas. While most of them leave us surprised or speechless at the end, some are adaptations or comic spoofs of popular epics or funny takes on conventional believes.
Here are 5 extraordinary Indian Short Films which you cannot afford to miss:
1) Interior - Cafe Night
Interior - cafe night directed by Adhiraj Bose breaks all the taboos associated with age and romance. The film that features Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel as lovers who lost each other 3 decades back, beautifully portrays the romance that is still alive in the couple.
Ahalya is a Bengali short film directed by Sujoy Ghosh that gained popularity for its extraordinary theme and making. The film that portrayed Radhika Apte, Soumitra Chatterjee and Tota Roy Chowdhury in leading roles has taken elements from the popular myth of ‘Ahalya’ from Ramayana.
3) Mama’s Boys
Akshat Verma has given the epic ‘Mahabharath’, a post modern twist through his short film Mama’s Boys. The film opens with Arjuna bringing his beloved wife home to introduce her to his mother Kunti. The Pandavas are portrayed as characters that we meet in everyday life. The happy saucy Draupati in this film is not against the idea of being ‘shared’ and thus, there is no room for tears or whining.
The short film which is co-written and produced by Tisca Chopra, can be termed as a lil ‘creepy’. Tisca Chopra plays the role of a subdued woman who is always judged for her origin from a village in Ghaziabad. As the story unfolds, she transforms from a naive housewife to a brave, strong and mysterious woman. Adil Hussaina and Rasika Dugal are other prominent characters of the film.
5) Printed Rainbow
Printed Rainbow directed by Gitanjali Rao, narrates the story of an old lonely woman who is trapped in the monotony of life. She and her cat discovers a whole new colorful fantasy world of match box covers. The film is a labor of three years as the directer herself painted each frame of the film. She dedicated the film to her mom and her cat.
Article : Lakshmi.C
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