9 Nail-biting Indian short-movies

Are you bored of the daily soaps, saas-saasural stories with transitions and reality shows in TV? You want to watch good content for FREE?

So we have brought 9 short-movies recommendations, which you can watch on YouTube for FREE!  

Being less expensive than feature films, the investors of short are far more willing to invest in films that aim to be more experimental and challenging. This allows filmmakers, old or new, to test far more in order to perfect their style. 

1. Ahalya

Directed by: Sujoy Ghosh

Starring: Radhika Apte, Soumitra Chatterjee, Tota Roy Chowdhury

Language: Bengali with English subs

IMDb Rating: 8/10

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Plot: A policeman, Indra Sen (Tota Roy Chowdhury), investigating the missing case of a model, Arjun, is greeted by young and beautiful wife of a famous ageing artist, Goutam Sadhu (Soumitra Chatterjee), and named Ahalya (Radhika Apte). 

Indra encounters falling of realistic looking dolls, which falls whenever someone new enters, where one of the dolls looks exactly like Arjun. He also comes across a mysterious stone, which grants the user to turn whosoever he or she wishes to be.

Will Indra be able to find Arjun, whom Sahu suggest must have used the stone to be anyone in the world? Or, will Indra try the stone himself and yield to his lust for Ahalya.

2. Anukul

Directed by: Sujoy Ghosh

Based on: Anukul by Satyajit Ray

Starring: Parambrata Chatterjee, Saurabh Shukla, Kharaj Mukherjee, Kanchan Mullick

Language: Hindi

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

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Plot: The story is based on a near future Kolkata where robots and androids are common in houses or workplaces, thus killing millions of employments of humans. Now, the job loss workers rebels against the production of the machines.

Nikunj Babu (Saurabh Shukla) bought a human-like android, Anukul (Parambrata Chatterjee), Once, Nikunj’s cousin, Ratan (Kharaj Mukherjee) visits him, but is shocked at his brother’s behaviour. Since Ratan had to lose his job because of the robots, he is quite angry. Being angry, Ratan hits Anukul with a clothing iron, when he founds it alone.

The film showcases beautifully how different humans are dealing with this change. How Anukul is eager to learn new things, behave more like his master and how trick fully uses its conscience (which is believed to only be possessed by humans) to make his master millionaire. 

3. Chhuri

Directed by: Mansi Jain

Starring: Tisca Chopra, Anurag Kashyap, Surveen Chawla

Language: Hindi

IMDb Rating: 7/10

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Plot: What will you do, if you learn that your husband is cheating on you? You may knock his mistress’ house with a knife on your hand. Or, you may strangle your husband to death. Or, you may do exactly what Meera did.

Chhuri is a comedy never seen before. It is the story of a wife, Meera (Tisca Chopra) who is tired of her husband’s relationships (Anurag Kashyap) and decides to settle scores with his mistress (Surveen Chawla). She does not use any threats, abuse or harsh words; she just wants to set a schedule of her husband for the kids. So, she humbly suggests a negotiation.

4. Chutney

Directed by: Jyoti Kapur Das

Starring: Tisca Chopra, Adil Hussian, Rasika Dugal

Language: Hindi

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

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Plot: Chutney is an interesting take on how something normal may have a side so dark that it would make our souls shudder.

The story revolves around Vanita (Tisca Chopra) who narrates a tale to a woman (Rasika Dugal) who, the night before, flirts with her husband (Adil Hussian) at a party. The narrative of Vanita initially starting “sweet”, ranting the modern etiquettes and finally becoming “spicy”, as she discloses the secret of her delicious Chutney.

It will make you think, “Can you really see what you look at?”

5. Devi

Directed by: Priyanka Banerjee

Starring: Kajol, Shruti Haasan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, Sandhya Mhatre, Rama Joshi, Mukta Barve, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Yashaswini Dayama

Language: Hindi

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

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Plot: Devi shows the cruel truth of the society, where women safety are grim. In India where women are worshipped as “Devi”, ranks world’s most dangerous country for women and their safety.

The film begins with a group of women from different walks of life living together in a small room. They are all busy with their own errands. A Hindu woman performing prayers (Kajol); a medical student in a lab (Shivani Raghuvanshi); a group of 3 older Marathi women playing cards (Neena Kulkarni, Sandhya Mhatre, Rama Joshi); a career oriented woman in a suit rocking in a chair (Neha Dhupia); a modern girl drinking alcohol (Shruti Haasan); a burqa-clad Muslim woman (Mukta Barve) and a mute girl trying to fix the TV (Yashaswini Dayama).

A few moments later, the doorbell rings which results in arguments among the women about the room being too small to take any more people. While trying to decide who leaves to make space, they all reveal their past of abuse, and who and how old their rapist was to each other. After Jyoti (Kajol) manages to calm them down, she opens the door. The one who enters shocks everyone in the room. 

6. Girl in Red

Directed by: Saurabh Varma

Based on: Gutthi the Riddle – short film

Starring: Nandish Singh, Rohit Khurana, Nazia Davison

Language: Hindi

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

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Plot: Girl in Red is a gem for all the mystery, thriller lovers out there.

The story revolves around a famous writer struggling with writer’s block (Nandish Singh); a garbage collector who knows too much (Rohit Khurana) and an enigmatic woman in red (Nazia Davison), who suddenly disappeared from the writer’s life.

The short will surely keep you on the edge of your seat.

7. Juice

Directed by: Neeraj Ghaywan

Starring: Shefali Shah, Manish Chaudhary, Kiran Khoje, Raviza Chauhan, Kanika Dang, Pubali Sanyal, Shreedhar Dubey, Chitranjan Tripathi, Suman Mukhopadhyay, Shahnawaz Pradhan

Language: Hindi

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

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Plot: Juice is the tight slap to the patriarchal form of society in Indian homes which firmly believes that women should be inside the house handling kids, kitchen and they should adjust.

Manju Singh (Shefali Shah) and her husband (Manish Chaudhary) are hoisting a get-together of families on a really warm night. Where the women are jostling heat inside the kitchen, men are enjoying snacks, drinks and laughs with a cooler for comfort. Between these something completely unexpected happens. 

8. Kriti

Directed by: Shirish Kunder

Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte, Neha Sharma, Manu Rishi

Language: Hindi

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

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Plot: Sapan (Manoj Bajpayee) has a psychology problem. He cannot distinguish between real and imagination. So he consults a psychiatrist Dr. Kalpana (Radhika Apte). 

Sapan has fallen in love again! And this time, it’s a beautiful girl called “Kriti”. But is his love real? Probably Dr. Kalpana can help him figure that out. Can she?

Experience the stunning psychology thriller which will surely leave you with the question… “What is real?”

9. Ouch

Directed by: Neeraj Pandey

Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Pooja Chopra

Language: Hindi

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

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Plot: Ouch is a comedy film, which revolves around a conversation between two married co-workers – Vinay (Manoj Bajpayee) and Priya (Pooja Chopra), who are in a elationship for the last 3 years. The duo who are in extramaritial affair, decide to tell their spouses about their relationship on a specific date, divorce them and move on in life.

Does it happen according to the plan? Anything more said would be a crime.

We hope you will enjoy the above films recommendations.

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