There is n’ number of web series that we watch on daily basis or once in a while recommended. But there is something beyond recommendation, that is short films that are compiled by Anurag Kashyap and co-produced by Viacom 18 and AKFPL, Shorts is an anthology of five short films directed by Shlok Sharma, Siddharth Gupta, Anirban Roy, Rohit Pandey and Neeraj Ghaywan. For those of you who were waiting to see the Gangs of Wasseypur trio reunite again – Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi and Richa Chadda, here’s your chance.
Satya Anand, Vineet Singh, Preeti Singh, Ratnabali, Bhattacharee, Murari Kumar and Arjun Srivastava. Are some of the fresh faces in the short films. The five short films – Sujata, Epilogue, Audacity, Shor and Mehfuz that rivet the viewers with its slick pace and gamut of emotions
Starring: Huma Qureshi, Shweta Tripathi, Satya Anand & Aditya Kumar
Sujata is by Shlok Sharma .It is a exciting tale of a young girl, who is struggling to come out of the clutches of her tormenting cousin brother. At a very young age, she is forced to live with her cousin and his family. Herein, begins a life of incessant harassment by her cousin brother. Even as an adult she lives in the shadow of fear. For years, she changes addresses and identities in the hope of finding freedom; but each time he hunts her down. Neither the police nor the NGOs are able to help her. Pushed to a corner, she decides to take an extreme step.
Starring: Richa Chaddha and Arjun Shrivastav
Epilogue is by Siddharth Gupta. A relationship that has already fallen apart and is just about to snap. It describes the love and intimacy, the entangling of two lives and the completely symbiotic nature of a couple. It reflects the possessiveness, control, isolation, depression and desperation that a relationship can lead to, representing a cycle that needs to be broken in order to stay sane.
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Aditi Khanna
Mehfuz is by Rohit Pandey. The series turned mad, as violence has taken its mask off for the audience. But, far away in the sounds of silence at the border of the town, a man takes care of all the death around. He drags on with this usual routine with every passing night. One night, he notices a strange woman wandering on empty streets. As her behavior changes, so does his journey in life.
Starring: Vineet Singh and Ratnabali Bhattacharjee
Shor is by Neeraj Ghaywan. Lallan and Meena, a couple from Benaras, are consumed by their pursuit to survive in the city of Mumbai. Meena takes up a job in a sewing factory. One day over a phone call, they find each other while embracing death, divorce, and redemption. It takes the darkest hour of life, the fear of death, to regain consciousness back into life. To find the beauty that is lost in relentless angst towards an unyielding life.
Starring: Preeti Singh, Sankar Debnath, and Kanchan Mullick.
Audacity is by Anirban Roy. A teenage girl has her first real confrontation with authority when her father forbids her to play the American dance music she loves. When she decides to take revenge, the situation escalates to become a neighborhood scandal. A dark comedy about parental authority, teenage rebellion, neighbors, whiskey, and house music.