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These unfortunate times have managed to give us a sweet anthology that has been made creatively during the lockdown. Four very different short films make up this anthology. From dealing with anxiety to long-distance romance, these films have moments that will certainly put a smile on your face.
Out With It
This first short film has been directed by Sahirr Sethhi and follows a young man (Arjun Mathur) who is dealing with anxiety and agoraphobia. He genuinely wants to go outside and experience the little things of the outside world but every day is a struggle. We won’t tell you how it ends, but let’s just say the universe is on his side in the end. Arjun Mathur’s brilliant acting enables you to empathize with him.
Will You Be My Quarantine?
Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, this short film stars Imaad Shah and Saba Azad as a couple whose one-night-stand turns into a complicated live-in relationship situation thanks to the lockdown. Things start getting difficult as they are not crazy about each other and we get to know how they really feel when they are video calling their respective best friends. The plotline is very predictable but the actors keep you engaged and you look forward to seeing how it ends. The chemistry between the duo is sweet and Imaad Shah rocks wearing Saba’s clothes with such ease, it’s hilarious.
Directed by Tanvi Gandhi, this short film is endearing and will tug on the strings of your heart. It stars Tanmay Dhanania who plays Prakash, a delivery boy. Prakash loves vlogging and he’s also passionate about wanting to deliver parcels to his customers with a smile and spreading joy while he does it. However, you start feeling bad for his character when his customers are too scared to see his face or don’t even bother to acknowledge him. Tanmay’s acting certainly elevates the short film and leaves us with a sweet ending.
Web Ne Bana Di Jodi
Directed by Ashwin Laxmi Narayan, this segment of the anthology is about a couple who won’t let the lockdown stop them from getting married and spending the rest of their lives together. They use a video calling app to get their families together and have their haldi, sangeet, and wedding ceremonies online. Naturally, the girl’s dad, played by Rakesh Bedi, is unhappy about this unconventional wedding. This short film is the least impactful and makes you question why the couple wants to get married when they are not in the same location. However, it’s sweet when you see their families come together to celebrate their love.
WATCH OR NOT
This is a short and sweet film that has no reason not to be watched. Netflix has made it available on their YouTube channel so that it’s accessible for everyone. Don’t look at this film for high quality and finesse but enjoy the simplicity of it.