ShortsShorts, an anthology of five short films was released in the theatres few months back. Now the entire film is online. The five film in the order in which they appear are as follows

1. SUJATA is by Shlok Sharma and stars Huma Qureshi, Shweta Tripathi, Satya Anand (JP Singh of GoW) and Aditya Kumar.

2. EPILOGUE (from 20:33) is by Siddharth Gupt and stars Richa Chaddha and Arjun Shrivastav.

3. AUDACITY (from 35:00) by Anirban Roy starring Preeti Singh, Sankar Debnath and Kanchan Mullick.

4. MEHFUZ (from 48:30) by Rohit Pandey has Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Aditi Khanna in the lead.

5. SHOR (from 01:04:00) is by Neeraj Ghaywan and stars Vineet Singh and Ratnabali Bhattacharjee.

And do VOTE for your favourite film(s). You can vote for maximum 3 films.

If you want to read about the films before watching, go on.

1. SUJATA – Sujata is a riveting 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 the extreme step.

2. EPILOGUE – 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 keep sane.

3. AUDACITY – A thirteen-year-old 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 neighbourhood scandal. A dark comedy about parental authority, teenage rebellion, curry, whiskey, and house music.

4. MEHFUZ – In an ambiguous space and time. The city has turned mad, as violence has taken its toll. 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 away 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.

5. SHOR – Lallan and Meena, a couple from Banaras, 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 our life, the fear of death, to regain our consciousness back in to life. To find the beauty that is lost in our relentless angst towards an unyielding life.

  1. Anonymous says:

    1. Mehfuz
    2. Shor

    Gangs Alums, Nawaz, Huma and Vineet kill AGAIN.

    Waiting for a feature from the brilliantly talented, Neeraj Ghaywan!

  2. Biswarup says:

    Huma Qureshi is mind blowing in Sujata. I dont know why she does movies like D-day.
    Indian Monica Bellucci with amazing acting skills = Huma Qureshi.

  3. aj says:

    Neeraj Ghaywan’s Shor was the best of the lot. The most memorable short of all.
    Sujata comes a close second, then Mehfuz, and then Audacity.
    Epilogue was lame as shit!

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s out you-know-where 🙂
    Shor >>>> the rest.

  5. bingoprasad says:

    I only watched two films. Shor is a really well made film . Great work. Sujata is just another ‘wannabe kashyap’ film .No doubt made by ad of Kashyap. Bad .

  6. jyoti nanda says:

    amazed! audacity सर्वश्रेष्ठ,हुमा और नवाज़ुद्दीन लाजवाब है …

  7. Kavya says:

    Shor was amazing!

    What sort of pseudo intellectual film was Epilogue? Ive seen college students do better. Thats 20 minutes of my life i’m never getting back.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Sujata… Powerful story line. Something one would love.. not to Digest. 🙂 Bitter Facts of Life.
    Epilogue… There’s a message hidden n I loved the presentation n d concept. Only if there were a prologue…
    Audacity… Free flowing. Will keep u engaged till the end.
    Mehfooz…Nawazuddin n only Nawazuddin.
    Shor… It takes the darkest hour of our life, the fear of death, to regain our consciousness back in to life.

  9. Varun Varghese says:

    Not much love for audacity?? Found it to be the smoothest. 1. Audacity 2. Shor 3. Sujata 4. Rest

  10. […] You can watch Neeraj’s short films Shor and Epiphany here and here. And click here to read a post by him on the making of […]

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