With the growing influence of the Internet, short films are increasingly attracting more viewers and have become a popular medium for story-tellers. Such films are made with the urge to tell an engaging story and it is possible to do so in less than half the time and with a fraction budget. Short films are also a field for budding filmmakers and enthusiasts to come and play with their talent and skills before moving on to the big league.
- Arey Baba –
Directed by Surya Balkrishnan, stars Girish Kulkarni and Gauri Deshpande. This is heart warming tale of a father and his young daughter. It depicts the beautiful relationship a father-daughter shares. It leaves you smiling.
2. Chai –
Directed by Gitanjali Rao, it is a sequence of montages. 4 people narrates their story about their struggles and show us their perspective as immigrants and what brought to different city. What connects them is all 4 makes tea for living. This film also offers lovely animation.
3. Tubelight ka Chand –
This award winning short film by Shlok Sharma depicts how a young boy falls in love with the moon and his adventures to win it. Its a heartwarming tale and it will definitely bring a smile on your face. In addition to the brilliant story and amazing direction, what makes it really good is its background score. With minimal dialogues it still manages to convey the story beautifully.
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4. The Wedding Saree –
It is a story of a woman who is married to a man in a big city. It shows the typical struggle of a woman in a patriarchal society and how she is suppressed in a sham of a marriage. Watch it for how this movie unfolds in the end. It would leave you in a shock and will give you some food for thought.
5. Selfie –
It is a beautiful movie which shows the life of a common man and how it is affected by some perception of others. It is a tale of self worth and teaches us that we know who we are and shouldn’t let other’s perception bring us down by our outer appearance. Watch it for inspiration and self love.
By Ramchandra Gaonkar on Aghaaz Productions
Youtube is flooded with many such short, independent movies made by directors, producers and passionate artists to spread a story and open a dialogue.