Bhubaneswar: Cinema is an integral part of Indian society. Indian audiences like any genre as long as it entertains them.
However, the rise of social media has opened many doors for audiences to watch Indian films, shows, web series, and short films.
Short films are easy to watch as they take less time, we can watch them during our lunch break or something. Plus we can see more of them in less time.
In this article, we are going to tell you some great short films that are available on YouTube
Here are the 10 best Indian short films we saw in 2016:
Kriti stars Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte, and Neha Sharma is a psychological thriller, exploring the reality of our existence. The performance-oriented film is directed by Shirish Kunder.
Ahalya is a 2015 Bengali film starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Radhika Apte and Tota Roy Chowdhury playing the lead roles. Sujoy Ghosh directed this stunning short film.
Devi is directed by Priyanka Banerjee and produced by Niranjan Iyengar and Ryan Iv, and Stephen. This film stars Kajol, Neha Dhupia, Shruti Haasan, Neena Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Yashaswini Dayama, Sandhya Mhatre and Rama Joshi. Devi focuses on increasing rape cases.
4. The School Bag:
This amazing short film starring Rasika Duggal and Sartaj RK about the bond between a mother and her son. This film is directed by Dheeraj Jindal.
Chutney is directed by Jyoti Kapur Das, co-written by Avneesh Mishra and Tisca Chopra. It is the story of a Model Town woman named Vanita (Tisca Chopra) and her life.
6. Baby Steps:
Baby Steps is a gay-themed short film with Soni Razdan, Akshay Oberoi, Paras Tomar in lead roles. This is a simple story of a mother and son coming to terms with the decisions regarding their personal life and accepting sexuality. It is written and directed by Joyeeta Chatterjee.
7. Interior Cafe Night:
Interior Cafe Night stars Naseeruddin Shah, Shernaz Patel, Naveen Kasturia and Shweta Basu Prasad in lead roles. Adhiraj Bose directed this short film.
8. Playing Priya:
Playing Priya features singer Sunidhi Chauhan in the lead role. She made her acting debut with this thriller. This film is directed by Arif Ali.
9. No Smoking:
No Smoking stars Alok Nath, Deepak Dobriyal and Sunny Leone. This film is based on an anti-smoking campaign and public-service announcement made for the Indian audience. This short film has a hilarious and yet relevant plot.
10. Mama’s Boys:
Mama’s Boys has a hilarious plot and it stars Neena Gupta, Arunoday Singh, Jim Sarbh, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Vivaan Shah in lead roles. It is the modern take on Indian epic Mahabharata.