Five short films featuring huge stars that you must not miss

Short films offer a great platform for both film-makers and actors to showcase their talent. The unconventional scripts make this format even more challenging for actors. The past few years have seen several mainstream actors associating with short films. Here are some of the best short films that feature some outstanding actors from Bollywood

1. Radhika Apte in Ahalya

The versatile actress plays the role of a young wife of an aging artist in this fourteen-minute thriller. The Bengali film with a smattering of English retells the mythical story of Ahalya albeit with a delightful, feminist twist. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh of Kahaani fame, the film also has the legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee and Tota Roy Chowdhury. However, it’s Radhika’s show all the way

Radhika Apte in Ahalya
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2. Naseeruddin Shah in Interior Café Night

In this brilliant short film, life comes a full circle for two lovers who chance upon each other after 30-long-years. Naseeruddin Shah essays to perfection the role of an anguished lover determined to not let go of his lady-love once again. Shah is a natural, single-handedly taking the story to a different level. The 12-minute short will leave you wanting for more!

Naseeruddin Shah in Interior Cafe Night
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3. Manoj Bajpayee in Taandav

Manoj Bajpayee gives an electrifying performance in this 11-minute short by Devashish Makhija. He essays the role of an upright police constable torn between duty and his responsibilities as a father. Bajpayee delivers a full range of emotions and how! The way he breaks into a dance when you’re least expecting it will bring a smile to your face

Manoj Bajpayee in Taandav
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4. Jackie Shroff in Khujli

Jackie Shroff debuts in shorts with this light-hearted film. Khujli is about middle-aged parents who try to rekindle their sex life to hilarious results. Neena Gupta stars alongside Jackie in this 15-minute film. Jackie won the Best Actor Male Award at Filmfare Awards 2018 for his role in this film

Jackie Shroff in Khujli
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5. Konkona Sen Sharma in Nayantara's Necklace

Konkona Sen Sharma delivers an impressive performance as a glitzy upper-class woman in this 20-minute film. Whether it’s coaching her middle-class friend to pronounce ‘Chardonnay’ or revealing her vulnerable side, Konkana plays her role to perfection. She is ably supported by Tillotama Shome who shines in her part. You must watch this movie for its riveting end

Konkona Sen Sharma in Nayantara's Necklace
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