Short films are the experimental film-maker’s favourite. They can tell stories that would otherwise never find their way on a mainstream screen. But because of this idea, very few film-makers make fun, frothy short films.
Even comedies web series are so massively produced that they somehow lose their comedy feel. Therefore, when there’s a short film that’s a fun take on something, you like it. That’s our first V Pick this week, Ghumakkad. Ghumakkad tells the story of a young girl who decides to leave it all and go for a trip. Only when she returns after three months does she realise that things don’t just fade away.
The second short film, Aamad, launched sometime during fathers’ day and tackles the relationship of a son and a father, something that’s rarely done. The short film covers a lot of things – like the bold profession choices of a man and what difference it makes at the end of the day.
The third short film Chumbak, is a psychological thriller that starts out well and is an intriguing story to tell. We did find the dialogues a bit off, but the short film is a good story, which was waiting to be told.