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30 Best Hindi Short films You need To Watch Right Now!

16. Gutthi

It’s a story about a writer Anand Rajan and a garbage collector Khalil. In order to delve deeper into Khalil’s life, Rajan decides to invite him over for a session of weed while suffering from writer’s block. This leads to some interesting revelations about the man. Many mysteries unravel when they meet and hang out together. It’s about the night-long conversation they have when Rajan invites him over to his house.

Cast: Rathna Shekhar Reddy, Payal Halder, Naren Yadav, Oindrilla Chakraborty, and Choeeta Chakrabarti

YouTube views: 2.8 million

Running time: 28 minutes

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17. Carbon

Carbon is a short film featuring Jackky Bhagnani and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.  A powerful short which depicts the big issue of pollution and will make people think hard. The remaining humans on Earth must fight for water, oxygen, and other necessities to survive. Watch it now and be a part of a change.

Cast: Prachi Desai, Jackky Bhagnani, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Yashpal Sharma

YouTube views: 11 million

Running time: 25 minutes

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18. White Shirt

This short film talks about love and features Kunal Kapur and Kritika Kamra. Aveekand Vani is having problems in their relationship which is crumbling and the only thing holding them together is one white shirt. The actors have given their best performance in this short film directed by Sumit Aroraa, presented by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films.

Cast: Vaibhav Raj, Kritika Kamra, and Kunal Kapoor

YouTube views: 14 million

Running Time: 19 minutes

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19. Mumbai Varanasi Express

Mumbai Varanasi Express is a short film featuring Aarti Chhabria and Darshan Jariwala. The short films depict that life is beyond materialistic pleasures. Watch a dying man, explore life as never before, more beautiful and more enthralling.

Cast: Darshan Jariwala, Shekhar Shukla, Vivek Singh, and Vipul Rawal

YouTube views: 6. 9 million

Running Time: 31 minutes

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20. Visa

Visa is a short film featuring Shweta Basu Prasad that captures the struggles of a family who want to flee to a safer haven. It’s a story of a couple trying to get a visa to an unnamed country to get their daughter treated for cancer. This short film will make you think about the refugee crisis and the pain of leaving your home for an alien place.

Cast: Ishaan Anuradha Khanna and Shweta Basu Prasad

YouTube views: 2.4 million

Running Time: 16 minutes

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21. Tamas

This story is about a successful woman, who is a reputed socialite and works for the welfare of the orphanage etc. A loving husband is there who is a successful businessman and they have a beautiful daughter, but the wife is hiding something from the husband.

Cast: Farhaan, Padmavati Iyengar, and Karnick

YouTube views: 1.6 million

Running Time: 21 minutes

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22. Khujli

Khujli is a short film featuring Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta. What happens when Girdharilal and Roopmati decide to scratch a 25-year-old itch? Secret desires come out, hidden fantasies are revealed, long-lost fire is rekindled, and things can’t help but get a little…kinky.

Cast: Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta

YouTube views: 6 million

Running time: 16 minutes

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23. Bypass

The short film Bypass is directed by Amit Kumar and stars Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. There are no subtitles or dialogue, instead, it completely relies on the performances and cinematography of its actors. It was made in 2003 when actors like Irrfan and Nawazuddin were struggling to make a mark in the industry.

 Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

YouTube views: 7 million

Running time: 16 minutes

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24. Rastaa

Taking place in Mumbai, Rastaa tells the story of two begging boys and their day at a traffic signal, which gives an insight into their daily struggles for survival. Shot on Canon 550 D, the film premiered at MAMI 2011. It is a short soulful film that will warm your heart on a rainy day about the city of dreams.

YouTube views: 340k

Running time: 4 minutes

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25. Black Mirror

In ‘Ranu’, directed by Adi Burman, we follow an orphaned boy, who finds himself wandering the streets of Mumbai due to hunger. The story exposes the darker side of the city through Ranu’s eyes. An orphan, without any help, how will Ranu navigate the city of dreams.

Cast: Sahil Resale

YouTube views: 206

Running time: 5 minutes

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26. Afterglow

A tragi-comic piece about a Parsi widow who has just lost her husband and the condolence visitors who come in to offer their mock sympathy. She deals with the questions that relatives and well-meaning acquaintances have about the death of her husband, while still keeping the memories alive. Through a non-melodramatic exploration of grief and death, this short film, quite nonchalantly, charts the events in her life. It not only won the National Award for the Best Short Film but also won 8 other Best Film awards at film festivals across the globe.

Cast: Sohrab Ardeshir, Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Anahita Oberoi

YouTube views: 1.3 million

Running time: 20 minutes

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27. El’ayichi

Elayichi is a quirky, sweet, and funny short film that tells the story of a super clingy husband who, along with a fossilized dodo, haunts his irritated wife constantly. Nimrat Kaur plays the role of the woman frustrated with the constant presence of her dead husband, ruining every single minute of her day in this twisted romantic comedy.

Cast: Vibha Chhibber, Nimrat Kaur, Divyendu Sharma

YouTube views: 32 thousand

Running time: 5 minutes

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28. The Lovers

Featuring a sleek cast including Zarina Wahab, Shweta Basu, and Anuraag Malhan, the Hindi short film explores the value of emotions. It also examines how the law meant to protect someone can be used against that person.

 Cast: Zarina Wahab, Shweta Basu, Anuraag Malhan

YouTube views: 19 lakhs

Running time: 24 minutes

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29. Ghar Ki Murgi

Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Hindi short film, starring Sakshi Tanwar, sheds light on the contributions of homemakers. The story follows a devoted housewife and the story of all women who are frustrated by the unstopping routine every day of their life. What happens when she decides to leave for Goa for a vacation and her family gets worried for tehmselves.

 Cast: Sakshi Tanwar

YouTube views: 88 lakhs

Running time: 18 minutes

Watch Ghar Ki Murgi Short Film now:

30. Holi Ka Dahan

Holi Ka Dahan is a powerful short film that is centered on the festival of colors, Holi. In this Hindi short film, Anuritta Jha, the main character, finds freedom from a toxic relationship and literally, or perhaps metaphorically, colors herself happy with the Holi colors.

 Cast: Anuritta Jha

YouTube views: 84k

Running time: 20 minutes

Watch Holi Ka Dahan Short Film now:

Your turn!

Which is your favorite Indian Short film? Did we miss any good Hindi short films on the list? Do let us know in the comment section.

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