Hey all film buffs, 2017 is here and you made your plans for new year. But before that take some time out and enjoy these best short films of 2016. These award winning short films are worth a watch.
This Bengali film directed by Sujoy Ghosh, is a conceptualised version of Ramayana in a 14-minute short film. The film has actress Radhika Apte and Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee. At a time when the short was released, it had created a lot of buzz in social media. The epic thriller is definitely one of the best short films of 2016.
2. Tubelight Ka Chand
This film made by Shlok Sharma takes us back to our childhood. It has beautiful music and sound design. With negligible amount of dialogue, the film does a great job of keeping the viewer involved. The lead protagonist of the film, master Mohammed Shariq delivers an amazing performance which makes it one of the best short films of 2016.
The film directed by Amit Kumar and shot in Rajasthan; Bypass has Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead. This short neither has dialogue nor subtitles; instead it relies only on the performances by these award-winning actors. It was made in 2003 when actors like Irrfan and Nawazuddin were yet to make a mark in the industry. Rich in cinematography this is one of the best short films of 2016.
4. That Day After Everyday
Directed by Anurag Kashyap and again with Radhika Apte in the lead role. This short addressed the issue of eve teasing and molestation. Anurag whose flair lies in showing dark truths of the modern world, provides viewers with lots of grey characters. The film keeps you glued till the end, certainly one of the best short films of 2016.
5. A night with Christofher
One of the award winning short films directed by Saikat baghban, this story is about an escort Laila and her client Christofher and the hidden truth of the night, her dreams, her desires. A line of faith and the existence of miracle which is about to change her existence. A very beautifully represented true story of a model turned escort who frees herself from life’s cruelty!
Watch this amazing film by Kaushal Oza, which gives a new path to family values. Winner of the National Award for the Best Short Film on family values at the 60th edition of the awards, Afterglow is a Comedy based on pillar of tragedy. Story is about a Parsi widow who lost her husband and people who walk in to offer an empty sympathy. Definitely one of the best short films of 2016.