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Brilliant Bollywood Short Films That You Need To Watch Right Now

Written by Rochell Pereira

From the ‘House Full’s at cinema halls to the unending streaming services on the internet, cinema is flourishing in today’s day and age. And with that there’s brilliant form of storytelling that may sometimes be overlooked, like short films. They prove to us that an engaging story can be told without the luxury of time and budgets, solely through talent and skillful filmmaking.

Here are some of the best Bollywood short films that you should definitely not overlook:

Bypass (2003)

Starring Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, director Amit Kumar tells us a tale of two violent bandits and a corrupt police officer using no subtitles or dialogue, solely relying on cinematography and the acclaimed actors’ performances.

Kamera (2011)

An Oscar award-winning short film directed by Nijo Jonson, it narrates the innocent and ambitious perspective of a 12 year old boy who works in a garbage dump.

That Day After Everyday (2013)

With Radhika Apte in the lead role, Writer Nitin Bharadwaj and director Anurag Kashyap narrate gritty realities of eve teasing and molestation.

Ahalya (2015)

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, this Bengali short film will keep you glued with tons of suspense and thrills powered by a stunning performance from Radhika Apte.

Interior Café Night (2014)

Adhiraj Bose’s tribute to second chances with an elderly couple catching up after years of separation and an emotional young couple on the verge of breaking up.

Taandav (2016)

Head Constable Tamble (Manoj Bajpayee) who is not having the best of days is on the night duty during Ganpati Visarjan. Amidst all the chaos something snaps.

Afterglow (2012)

Directed by Kaushal Oza, this tragicomedy follows a Parsi widow who is still coming to terms with her husband death, as condolence visitors drop by to offer their sympathy.

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