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Top 30 Best Hindi Short Films you need to watch Right Now!

Short films have the remarkable ability to encapsulate powerful messages within a limited duration, often leaving a lasting impact on their viewers. These compact creations possess a unique charm, and sometimes even surpass the impact of their full-length counterparts. The beauty of the digital era lies in the accessibility it offers, with numerous platforms like YouTube allowing us to discover and enjoy these gems from the comfort of our homes. In this article, we present a curated selection of the finest Hindi short films available for free on YouTube, ensuring that you can embark on a meaningful cinematic journey without any financial constraints.

From thought-provoking narratives to heartwarming tales, these Hindi short films encompass a wide range of genres and themes. Each film on this list has been carefully chosen for its ability to deliver a compelling story within a concise timeframe. Whether you are a film enthusiast, a casual viewer, or someone seeking a break from the conventional, this collection promises to captivate and inspire. So, grab a bowl of popcorn, settle into your favorite spot, and get ready to embark on a cinematic adventure as we explore the best Hindi short films that are just a click away on YouTube, waiting to be discovered and shared with the world.

1. Kriti

Sapan has fallen in love again with a beautiful girl “Kriti”. He is not sure whether his love is real. Probably Dr. Kalpana, a psychiatrist, can help him figure that out.

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Neha Sharma, and Radhika Apte

YouTube views: 17 million

Running time: 19 minutes

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2. That Day After Everyday

That Day After every day is a short film on eve-teasing by Anurag Kashyap, which gives you a shock when you least expect it. An unexpected ending leaves you with goosebumps as the three protagonists, who are harassed every day by roadside goons, decide to take matters into their own hands.

Cast: Sandhya Mridul, Radhika Apte, Arannya Kaur, and Geetanjali Thapa

YouTube views: 16 million

Running time: 22 minutes

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3. Ahalya

This short film has it all – suspense, seduction, and deceit, which makes it a nail-biting thriller that manages to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Watch this film starring the legendary Soumitra Chatterjee, directed by Sujoy Ghosh. An epic, retold in a modern fashion, the story starts with an inspector in Kolkata investigating a missing man named Arjun but soon takes a ridiculous turn.

Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, and Tota Roy Chowdhury

YouTube views: 19 million

Running time: 14 minutes

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4. Ouch

Ouch is a short film starring Manoj Bajpayee & Pooja Chopra. Watch Neeraj Pandey’s perfect take on an extramarital affair gone all wrong. A man decides to leave his wife for a girl but things take a turn when that girl starts having second thoughts.

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee and Pooja Chopra

YouTube views: 12 million

Running time: 15 minutes

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5. Unarranged

Arranged Marriage is fixed between two strangers who belong to different cities. The film depicts how arranged marriages are not as scary as they are thought to be. When two strangers, with polar personalities, come together to tie a marital bond, their lives, love, and time take a turn.

Cast: Syed Shabahat Ali, Bipin Damo, Apurva Shukla, Tanya Singh, and Rishabh Tripathi

YouTube views: 9.2 million

Running time: 20 minutes

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6. The Broken Table

Caregiver Deepti’s new client Giri suffers from Alzheimer’s. She struggles to deal with Giri’s eccentricity, along with her own life’s dilemma through one turbulent day. The day is made bizarre by the fact that Giri keeps calling for his wife, who Deepti finds out died a year back.

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah and Rasika Dugal

YouTube views: 6.2 million

Running time: 23 minutes

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7. Chutney

This chutney of sweet and spicy emotions has everything you would love to watch. Watch this short film featuring Tisca Chopra, which would leave you with a perfect aftertaste. Tisca Chopra seems unrecognizable in the creepy role in which she tests out the potential mistress of her husband with an outrageous story told in the most hilarious and spine-chilling way.

Cast: Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra, and Rashika Rugal

YouTube views: 134 million

Running time: 17 minutes

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8. Devi

Devi is a short and agonizing story of nine women who are abused in some way or the other in their lives and are living under one roof under circumstantial conditions. It is a tale of sisterhood, suffering, and truth.

Cast: Kajol, Neha Dhupia, Shruti Haasan, Neena Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, and Shivani Raghuvanshi

YouTube views: 1.59 million

Running time: 14 minutes

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9. TeaSpoon

TeaSpoon is an Award Winning Hindi Short Film by Aban Bharucha Deohans. During dinner, a family fight happens and the bitterness is carried forward to the next morning. Series of incidents become ingredients that lead to a disturbing end.

Cast: Sree Swara, Bomie E. Dotiwala, and Vaquar Sheikh

YouTube views: 31 thousand

Running time: 20 minutes

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10. Anukul

This short film is based on Satyajit Ray’s short story. What happens when a machine starts questioning our ways of life? Robots are fast replacing humans in Kolkata. It presents an interesting take on how different humans are dealing with this change. Watch the gripping tale of ‘Anukul’ by Sujoy Ghosh.

Cast: Parambrata Chatterjee and Saurabh Shukla

YouTube views: 5.2 million

Running time: 22 minutes

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11. The School Bag

Rasika Duggal stars as the mother of a child, whose only birthday wish is to have a new school bag. An innocent wish is made and a mother puts in all the efforts to fulfill it.  Watch The School Bag, a perfect short film also starring child prodigy Sartaaj RK Nad directed by Dheeraj Jindal. It is a tearjerker that will leave you shaking and wanting to call your mom right away.

Cast: Rasika Rugal and Sartaj RK

YouTube views: 3.8 million

Running time: 16 minutes

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12. Interior Cafe Night

Interior Cafe Night is a short film directed by Adhiraj Bose. It depicts love, loss, and reunion. The film looks at two ends of the spectrum of love with Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel playing an old couple, who meet after years of separation, while Shweta Basu Prasad and Naveen Prasad play a couple who are about to break up.

Cast: Shernaz Patel, Naseeruddin Shah, Shweta Basu Prasad, Naveen Kasturia, Aayushi Lahiri, and Sainee Raj

YouTube views: 5.2 million

Running time: 14 minutes

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13. Chhuri

Smart. Subtle. Sharp. Watch Tisca Chopra in a new avatar in ‘Chhuri’, a short film by Mansi Jain starring Anurag Kashyap and Surveen Chawla. Watch a woman trying to get back at her husband in the funniest way possible.

Cast: Surveen Chawla, Anurag Kashyap, and Tisca Chopra

YouTube views: 9.5 million

Running time: 13 minutes

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14. Juice

Manju Singh (Shefali Shah) and her husband are hosting a get-together of families on a really warm night. Between the snacks, drinks, and laughs, something completely unexpected happens. The film depicts the frustration of a middle-class housewife and her symbolic rebellion with a glass of juice. Watch Juice, a powerful short film written and directed by Neeraj Ghaywan of Masaan fame.

Cast: Shefali Shah and Manish Chaudhary

YouTube views: 8.5 million

Running time: 13 minutes

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15. Nayantara’s Necklace

Nayantara’s Necklace is a short film featuring Konkana Sen, directed by Jaydeep Sarkar. An accidental friendship between two of the unlikeliest characters and the twists and turns it takes as their relationship develops in Mumbai, the story explores the friendship between Alka and her new Dubai-returned neighbor, Nayantara. As their friendship grows, Alka finds herself wanting to be more like Nayantara. But what Alka doesn’t know is the price that she might have to pay for this obsession of hers.

Cast: Konkana Sen Sharma and Tilottama Shome

YouTube views: 7.3 million

Running time: 21 minutes

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