25 Most Viewed Hindi Short Films : Ranked By Virality : Ready To Watch

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We accepted the transition from 5 day test match to 50 overs one day and then finally the quickie T20. Who has the time now to read 300 pages novel when we can quickly read a short story? Each and every minute of our life is precious man! Who would like to waste that? Have a less popular movie in hard disc? No problem, we can watch it too… by clicking the mouse at every 1 inch gap in the VLC timeframe. Yes, we have seen Jism 2, Jackpot, Kya kehna, Murder 2 in this way only.. and believe me those were all hit in 15.6 inch screen! So, ultimately we like a shorter and quicker format of everything, be it entertainment or anything else.

Thus, the sensation nowadays is none other than “SHORT FILM”. You need big stars? Granted! Big directors? Granted! Film Fare Award Category? Granted! And what not?

Still, if you are reluctant to accept the fact that “SHORT FILMs are the new trend and within 2 years from now it’s going to be the mainstream one“, we have something for you. AnariMinds movie review team has selected top 25 hindi short films (ranked by youtube views) which you can directly watch here. Let us know how many you liked?

 

Rank #25

Name: EK DOPAHAR

Makers: Filmykeeda Productions

Plot: The story is about two women, Raina and Shubha, their love for the same man, and how each of them, in their own respective fashion, deal with the grief of missing him. It is about celebrating life.

Specialty: The film, starring Huma Qureshi and Gauhar Khan, was shortlisted for Mumbai Filmfare Short Film Awards.

 

Rank #24

Name: REINCARNATION

Makers: Humaramovie

Plot: What if Gandhiji were reincarnated in today?? day and age in India? With little in the form of charismatic leadership existing in the world, much less India, who would be able to resist following such a man? Reincarnation is the story of a common man, Siddhartha, who suddenly finds himself the center of a fast growing following, when news of his dream suggesting he is Gandhiji reborn, leaks out.

Specialty: Brilliant acting by common face Sumeet Raghavan and a really unexpected twist in end!

 

Rank #23

Name: FIRST SUNDAY

Makers: The Short Cuts

Plot: The story of a young man, a complete party animal and his strict, old fashioned landlady. It is also the story of an old woman, forgotten and forgetful, and her attempts to reconnect with a world obsessed with technology. It is the story of their bonding. The story of an unlikely but honest human connection in a world where even the most loved ones are viewed on a screen.

Specialty: Experience the versatility of Kamini Kaushal who won Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1955 for the movie Biraj Bahu. She also won 1946 Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Neecha Nagar.

 

Rank #22

Name: MAMA’S BOYS

Makers: Large Short Films

Plot: Akshat Verma’s modern take on the age old epic of Mahabharata. A 16 minutes hilarious short on the lives of Pandavas, Drauapadi and Kunti if they were to be in the 21st century.

Specialty: It’s basically Akshat having a lot of fun with the actors, who are, by the way, excellent in their roles, particularly, Aditi Rao Hydari, Arunoday Singh as Bhim (After Main Tera Hero and Mohenjo Daro, he seems to have mastered the dumb gym rat role), and Vivaan Shah and Jim Sarbh as Nakul and Sehdev. But the star of the film, definitely, is late Razak Khan, who plays Shakuni mama. God, to see him play Shakuni…if there’s one reason to devote sixteen minutes of your day to Mama’s Boys, this should be it.

 

Rank #21

Name: BAPU

Makers: Terribly Tiny Talkies

Plot: A picturesque slice of life drama – Bapu – tracks the journey of an apprentice postman turned good samaritan in the bylanes of present-day Kolkata, when he chances upon archived letters addressed to Mahatma Gandhi by a common man – a man who has been sending the same letter to the Mahatma for the last few years.

Specialty: A simple story but out of the world thinking of a postman.

 

 

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Rank #20

Name: THE GUEST

Makers: Large Short Films

Plot: It is about a young man who unknowingly ends up in a strange place.

Specialty: It impressed the jury and became the winning film under the Large Short Films category at the Mumbai Film Festival. Our personal favorite!

 

Rank #19

Name: THE LAST DAY

Makers: Terribly Tiny Talkies

Plot: Two roommates, on the night one of them is moving out after 8 years of staying together. What do they really want to say to each other in the final few minutes? Can they say it all?

Specialty: This is directed by Adhiraj Bose, who later went on to direct Naseeruddin Shah in his popular short film “Interior Cafe Night”.

 

Rank #18

Name: JANGLE BELLS

Makers: Some Like It Short (Connect.1)

Plot: Namit plays a dull, fed up with life, 30-year-old employee who is feeling extremely low and lonely despite the celebrations around him. Monali, is the new girl in office who brings joy to his otherwise mundane existence and lights up his life!

Specialty: Monali Thakur & Namit Das. What else do you want?

 

Rank #17

Name: THE CALLING (BOLD IS BEAUTIFUL)

Makers: Anouk

Plot: It’s all about hiding a baby bump.

Specialty: A very small but brilliant short film on woman empowerment acted by famous Radhika Apte and Shernaz Patel.

 

Rank #16

Name: PLAYING PRIYA

Makers: Humaramovie

Plot: Playing Priya is an urban fantasy thriller. An everyday story of a woman, home alone and what happens next.
Your home is not the safest place!

Specialty: This short film marks the acting debut of one of the most popular contemporary Bollywood playback singer, Sunidhi Chauhan, who extends her versatility in the fiction format. This short is also a first for Writer-Director, Arif Ali, whose previous release was the feature film ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’.

 

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Rank #15

Name: SCANDAL POINT

Makers: YFilms

Plot: If age is just a number, does the heart grow fonder over time? Or is it timeless, ageless, or as some would say shameless? To know more, join Mr. & Mrs. Chowdhury who park their car at ‘Scandal Point’ only looking to score a cup of chai, nothing more.

Specialty: Featuring Farida Jalal & Kulbhushan Kharbanda. You can still fall in love with the cuteness of Farida Jalal.

 

Rank #14

Name: EL’AYICHI

Makers: Terribly Tiny Talkies

Plot: What happens when you have a dead but clingy husband, an irritated wife, and a fossilized dodo in the same house? Experience love, way past its ‘expiry’ date.

Specialty: Watch Nimrat Kaur’s acting when she didn’t sign for any big budget movie.

 

Rank #13

Name: 72 KG

Makers: Color Media Factory

Plot: What if you can add value to someone’s life with a simple but unique idea?

Specialty: “72 Kg” won 2nd place at Dubai international film festival part of samsung short film contest. Movie completly shot on samsung galaxy note 5.

 

Rank #12

Name: NEIGHBOURS

Makers: Humaramovie

Specialty: Directed by Anand Tiwari (who you’ve seen playing Ajit in “Detective Byomkesh Bakshi”) and acted by modern day web series sensation Sumeet Vyas and his equally talented wife Shivani Tanksale.

Part 1

Plot: The couple seen, hardly has anything to say to each other; the couple from beyond the wall however, can’t keep anything to themselves. Two diametrically different worlds co-exist, separated just by a thin wall.

 

Part 2

Plot: A sleepy Sunday morning turns on its head for a couple as they hear the couple from beyond the wall fighting. ‘Love thy neighbour’ may sometimes not be a great virtue after all.

 

Rank #11

Name: PURE VEG

Makers: Humaramovie

Plot: Arjun has spent the last six years aboard Merchant Navy vessels with only the sea as company. On returning to Mumbai, he meets Anjali, a woman he trusts to be the same since their childhood. Anjali invites Arjun to move into her apartment. Life takes a series of unexpected turns as two contrasting worlds entwine.

Specialty: Experience “TVF Pitchers” famous Naveen Kasturia’s skilled acting.

 

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Rank #10

Name: OYE TERI

Makers: Humaramovie

Plot: A man gets up in the morning and finds that his wife is upset with him about something. What exactly is she miffed about? He can’t seem to get his head around it. “Oye Teri” is about a man’s internal turmoil of desperately trying to figure out his woman’s mind.

Specialty: Another masterpiece from the team of Anand Tiwari and Sumeet Vyas.

 

Rank #9

Name: INTERIOR CAFE NIGHT

Makers: Large Short Films

Plot: It’s a 12-minute short that depicts love, loss and reunion.

Specialty: Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel raise the acting stakes in a quaint little cafe. You’ll get to see Naveen Kasturia and also a comeback performance from Shweta Basu Prasad (“Makdi” fame). Our prediction is that you’ll spend good amount in future to watch Director Adhiraj Bose’s full length movie. The lad has huge potential.

 

Rank #8

Name: TAANDAV

Makers: Muvizz.com

Plot: Head constable Tambe isn’t having the best of days. His wife slams doors in his face. His little daughter won’t speak to him. His only friends, havaldaars Sawant and Shilwant, feel cheated by him. And to make matters worse, he’s been given nightlong Ganpati visarjan bandobast duty. What makes him unleashe a TAANDAV?!

Specialty: Much we say about Manoj Bajpayi, the much we’ll insult ourselves. Just watch!

 

Rank #7

Name: THE ROAD TRIP

Makers: YFilms

Plot: You know that thing they say about how men don’t listen and women can’t read maps? It’s true. You’ll find out how much you really love someone only when you take a road trip together. When everything from GPS navigation to Drum n Bass on the car stereo tests your limits.

Specialty: Nimrat Kaur again, after her success in Airlift. A brilliant twist. It created controversy of copying the concept from a Bengali movie by Kaushik Ganguly!

 

Rank #6

Name: SALT ‘N’ PEPPER

Makers: Pocket Films

Plot: Sometimes your life is controlled by a stranger!

Specialty: The maestro Nawazuddin Siddique. That’s all!

 

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Rank #5

Name: RUBBER

Makers: Six SigmaFilms

Plot: What is love if its not overwhelming and heartbreaking at the same time? when he comes to buy rubber / condom from the chemist shop, there is a small distance between misunderstanding and reality.

Specialty: Experience the story telling and ambience.

 

Rank #4

Name: SELFIE

Makers: Aghaaz Productions

Plot: Selfie is a short film based on daily incidents faced by every ‘common man’. It interpretes whatever people have perception about us, may be by our clothes, our appearance, etc. We know who and what we are in every respect. We all must click our inner ‘selfie’ !

Specialty: If a short film can change your thinking pattern in a most positive way, then we recommend that here it is. Winner of several Film Awards.

 

Rank #3

Name: OUCH

Makers: Large Short Films

Plot: What if an escape plan goes wrong all the way!

Specialty: Combination of Manoj Bajpayee and Director Neeraj Pandey.

 

Rank #2

Name: KRITI

Makers: Muvizz.com

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

Specialty: Duo of Radhika Apte and Manoj Bajpayee. The film was removed from youtube after a claim appeared that concept was copied from a Nepali short film. But, whatever it is, worth a watch.

 

Rank #1

Name: CHUTNEY

Makers: Large Short Films

Plot: Its sweet and a bit sour. Its one recipe you would not have tasted before.

Specialty: Story. Screenplay. Cinematography. Adil Hussain. And above all, Tisca Chopra. She has won Best Actress award in Mumbai Film Festival under Short Film category for this. This deserved to be on No. 1.

 

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