We often spend hours watching life hacks or funny tik tok videos while the part of our brain that is responsible for thinking is actually out of work just the way we are while working from home. What we could be doing instead is watch short films. These films take less time to complete than an episode of your favourite sitcom while packing more entertainment and thoughtfully crafted messages than most movies. So, let’s take a loot at 5 short films you should check out today!
Many-a-times there are days when we come across random strangers that make us feel more comfortable in the five minutes that we spend with them than our loved ones with whom we’ve shared an eternity. This is the premise of Detour in which two strangers are brought together by the twist of fate or maybe, an algorithm. Vikrant Massey and Sayani Gupta have given life to the characters of these two strangers in this short film.
An eye-opening conversation over a cup of tea between two strangers travelling in an overnight train. This story is about a journey that will change your perspective about patriotism and life, in general, forever. The short film stars Bhuvam Bam and Divya Dutta in titular roles.
The School Bag is the tale of the bond between a young boy and his mother who can go to all extents to fulfill her child’s wish. The boy is very much attached to his mother who is his only parent but keeps longing for his father who had abandoned the two for another woman. The little boy doesn’t know this fact and asks his mother that he wants to see his father as his birthday gift. What does the mother tell this little boy? The film stars Rasika Duggal and Sartaaj RK.
Anukul takes place in the near future when humans are using android to help them. It is the story of a school teacher who buys an android named Anukul. The movie explores how holding on to one’s negative emotions can bring you down even if you're at the top and destroy your life for good. The cast includes Saurabh Shukla and Parambrata Chatterjee.
The women, who are starving, in the kitchen, are working their best to keep the party going for the men in the living room. Overworked, under-appreciated and even less thought about - this is the state of women who are sentenced to kitchens while the males continue to dominate them. Juice is a portrayal of how women are treated in Indian society irrespective of their strata. The cast includes Shefali Shah among others.