5 Must Watch Short Films By Indian Filmmakers

The first look of Ram Gopal Verma‘s erotic thriller, Single X is out. RGV announced on Twitter that he’s launching an online theatre called RGVtalkies which will soon show many films across genres- erotic, crime, horror, and others. He plans to give us films that are "dark, gritty and shocking". Ram Gopal Verma also went one step ahead and in his signature style threw an open challenge to the Censor Board dedicating the erotic thriller, Single X, to the Board. But this isn’t the first time that big filmmakers have stepped into the short film terrain. Here are some amazing films by some prominent Indian names. 

That Day after Everyday – Anurag Kashyap
Starring Radhika Apte and Sandhya Mridul, this short film deals with eve-teasing and issues that we face in society today. 

Positive – Farhan Akhtar
A 2007 film on AIDS, the short stars Boman Irani and Shabana Azmi. The film was one of four short films, part of an initiative to spread awareness about AIDS. 

Migration – Mira Nair
Mira Nair’s film was also one of the short films that were about AIDS awareness. Migration stars Shiney Ahuja, Irrfan Khan and Raima Sen
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Little Terrorist – Ashvin Kumar
Ashvin Kumar‘s film was nominated for the 2005 Oscars in the Live Action Short Film category. Even though it did not win, the film received praise.

Ahalya – Sujoy Ghosh
Sujoy Ghosh‘s 2015 thriller, Ahalya, starred Radhika Apte and was applauded for its bold content. You can read the review here.