Odishatv Bureau

The cinematic scenario is evolving effectively. Short films released on various platforms, including YouTube, are challenging full length bollywood movies. Portraying the dark reality they communicate a lot in just a few words. Here are the top 5 incredible works of Indian cinema.

Devi (13 mins / 2020):

The star-studded ensemble of Devi, with 14+ million views, includes Kajol, Neha Dhupia, Shruti Hassan and Neena Kulkarni. The film features 13 ladies, debating the topic of rape and how the rapist alone is the problem or, more accurately, the cause -of a rape.

Interior Cafe Night (13 mins / 2016):

The film that features Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel has 5 million views. The film is all about love, letting go of it, grief and reunion where the cafe is not just a cafe but an amalgamation of feelings. 

Ahalya (14 mins 2015):

With 17+ million views, the film is based solely on the fabled character Ahalya, wife of Maharishi Gautama, who was lured into having an affair by Lord Indra. While Lord Indra's reputation remained unharmed, she was penalised by her husband for being unfaithful. The movie is a retelling of the same story but with a different take on Ahalya's passive victimisation.

Kriti (19 mins / 2016) : The psycho-thriller stars Radhika Apte, Neha Sharma, and Manoj Bajpayee. The story's basic plot involves a man receiving mental health treatment who confides in his psychiatrist about a new "lover" in his life to which the psychiatrist responds cryptically. What follows next is a gloomy investigation into the depths of alternative realities.

Ouch (14 mins / 2016): Acclaiming more than 10 million views, the film Ouch is a dark comedy with a unique perspective on gendered equations and an astute script that is sure to shock the audience.

So, grab the popcorn and get ready to binge for an hour only!

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