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

16. Fursat

A young man unearths an ancient relic that lets him peek into the future. In his obsession to control what lies ahead, he risks losing all that matters most in the present.

Cast: Ishaan Khattar, Wamiqa Gabbi, Salman Yusuff Khan

YouTube views: 4.3 million

Running time: 30 minutes

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17. Carbon

Carbon, a short film featuring Jackky Bhagnani and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, 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 the 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. Aveek and Vani are 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. Mera Number Kab Aayega

In 2030, a new law is in effect in which couples need to take permission to give birth to a child. What happens when a woman on the verge of separation, goes to the family planning office to take permission for pregnancy.

Cast: Shagun Sharma, Adnan Khan, Rakesh Bedi

YouTube views: 45k

Running Time: 23 minutes

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20. Visa

Visa is a short film featuring Shweta Basu Prasad, which 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 surely 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 an orphanage. She has a loving husband, who is a well-established businessman and they have a beautiful daughter. But the wife seems to be 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. The film 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 struggle 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.

YouTube views: 340k

Running time: 4 minutes

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25. Black Mirror

In this short film, 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 a 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, which is meant to protect individuals, can also be used against them.

 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 daily routines of their lives. Watch what happens when she decides to leave for Goa on a vacation and her family gets worried for itself.

 Cast: Sakshi Tanwar

YouTube views: 88 lakhs

Running time: 18 minutes

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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 protagonist, finds freedom from a toxic relationship and literally, or perhaps metaphorically, colors herself happy with Holi colors.

 Cast: Anuritta Jha

YouTube views: 84k

Running time: 20 minutes

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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 comments section.

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