When it comes to Hindi films, most of us instantly think of big-budget KJo-style productions that take us into a fairytale world of lavish parties, Manish Malhotra outfits, and epic love stories. But when you dig deeper into the world of cinema, you come across content that leaves a long-lasting impression on your heart and soul. YouTube is home to such short films that must be watched by all cinema lovers. Here are 10 women-centric short films on YouTube that you should watch over this Women’s Day weekend.
1. Ghar Ki Murgi
Homemaker and salon owner Seema Batra manages her home and family with utmost sincerity until one day when she decides to take a break from the responsibilities of her daily routine.
2. Khayali Pulao
When school topper Asha expresses her interest in playing handball, the entire village begins debating over her sudden change of heart. Everyone believes she wants to play for many different reasons, but only Asha knows why she really wants to be a part of the team.
What happens when pakode and chutney pe charcha takes a turn that you couldn’t imagine even in your wildest dreams?
4. Methi Ke Laddoo
This short film about mothers and daughters explains just how a mother can help her daughter see the spark beyond societal pressures and ‘log kya kahenge.’
5. Nayantara’s Necklace
An accidental friendship between two highly unlikely characters is followed by unusual twists and turns that develop their relationship.
A tale of sisterhood. A tale of suffering. A tale of truth. Devi is a hard-hitting short film on women’s safety in India.
A young documentary filmmaker spends a day with Mrs Deshpande, a widowed science professor grieving the death of her young son, and Tulika, her young niece. The unlikely trio strike a friendship as they express some of their deepest fears.
8. Not Just Her Story
Panic sets in when Sonali doesn’t return home from her office one night. Her roommates step out in search of her. Little do they know that the search will lead them to their own lurking fears.
9. The Blue Helmet
Mira, a woman in her mid-50s, lives alone in an apartment in Mumbai. She wears a blue helmet every day everywhere, much to the amusement of people. Is Mira senile or just edgy?
10. Delivery Girl
After a heated argument regarding Angad quitting his job without consulting Anchal, Anchal unexpectedly encounters Supriya, a delivery girl who unintentionally ends up bridging the gap between the two.