When all entertainment runs out, these must watch short films will rescue your weekend from boredom
The weekend is near and your Netflix subscription is running out? Nothing left in the bucket list of must watch short films? Well, why fret when you are standing right on top of a gold mine? Yes, we are talking about YouTube. (And it’s free too!)
This weekend, let’s go back to the basics and sew the burning hole in our pockets
Back to square one
Netflix, Hotstar, Prime etc., etc… all these shenanigans are very new if we plot a timeline of online entertainment sources. The originator of all these platforms, YouTube, is still there waiting patiently for us to get back to the platform. And it single-handedly wins the battle with this one factor – cost. What’s more, the quality of entertainment does not die down as there are so many competitors in the show.
With zero-cost options, YouTube is a gold mine of powerful content
Short but High on Impact
Among the many genres that you can choose from this weekend, short films take home the crown hands down. Why? Thanks to their timeline! Within a span of 10-15 minutes, we can travel to a totally different world (and come back in time for the weekend chores). And ahh! There are no more sleepless nights in the race to reach the end of a good story.
Here is a handpicked list of 10 absolutely free and mind-numbing short stories that will oomph up your weekend
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Watch these must watch short films
“Suspense, seduction, deceit,” that’s how LargeShortFilms define Ahalya. These words do justice to the storyline which is going to keep you at the edge of your seat. The story grabs the audience as soon as Radhika Apte opens the door to a sensual start of a nail-biting thriller. Every minute into the 14-minute story opens doors to tingling mystery. This one is a definite in the list of ‘must watch short films’.
#2 Khane Mein Kya Hai
This short film went live in 2017 but its viewership has only spiked ever since. The reason is all based on the approach that the film takes to talk about a tabooed topic. The film features a conversation between a daughter (who has just arrived from her honeymoon) and her mother. What’s really unique is that the film censors the word ‘sex’ without deviating from the topic. Using references from cooking and food, this film will take you on a comic ride!
Radhika Apte is getting engrossed in short films that are all making it to the list of must watch. And joining her this time are Manoj Bajpayee and Neha Sharma. The gripping story revolves around Sapan who has fallen in love (again). His lady love is the title of the story, Kriti. But is his love really “real”? His psychiatrist finds out.
This thriller story is a look into the complex web of the protagonist’s mind
This one from ‘must watch short films’ is as fulfilling as the dish itself. “A bit sweet and a whole lot spicy,” this story leaves the audience with a spooky aftertaste. Are you in for it?
Craving for more? Yet another from the kitty of ‘must watch short films’ (with a yummy name) is ‘Kheer’. The fact that it was nominated for Jio Filmfare Award 2018 spikes up the expectations. And this short film outlives all those expectations. Not only this, but Anupam Kher adds spice and all things nice to the film with his acting skills.
As we move forward in life, relationships develop a whole new meaning.
#6 The Virgins
In the era where two generations are in a face-off in the ring of ‘love versus arranged marriage,’ this short film sheds new light. It narrates the story of a young man and woman who are caught up between old expectations and modern times.
There is another one in the ‘must watch short films’ list that talks about arranged marriage. The story revolves around two strangers who are absolute opposites but are made to tie the knot. Subsequently, the story walks us through the reality of arranged marriages in modern times.
An extramarital affair has so many ways in which it can go wrong. ‘Ouch’ explores this topic with Manoj Bajpayee leading the story along with Pooja Chopra.
When was the last time you had a haircut? A simple man needs a simple haircut for his simple wedding. But not all is simple in a high-end fancy salon. This unique story in the ‘must watch short films’ list gives an unexpected perspective into modern society.
#10 White Shirt
‘Forgive and forget’ is the way for the world to go around. But how many times can one forgive the same mistake? This story is about an imperfect couple (Kunal Kapoor and Kritika Kamra) and a white shirt.
With big names entering the world of short films, more stories are being told with the most unique perspectives.
Thankfully, we do not have to burn holes in our pockets for an engrossing weekend story
Are you still craving for more? No fuel left to burn the weekend midnight oil with? Worry not, we have got you covered! Keep your wifi working with more from must watch short films: Nitishastra, Blindspot, Fart, Juice, Auntyji, School Bag, Chhuri.
Did you enjoy the list? Never miss a good story; stay tuned for more collections. Until then, Adios Amigos!