With busy lives and money crunches, going out for a movie takes a back seat. Even though you try to take out time to watch one, it is hard to choose from the mainstream movies.

A weekend is awaited when couch becomes your personalised movie theatre and special screening takes place on the laptop with ‘good internet connection’.

This time, treat the movie buff in you with a handful of desi short movies to restore your faith in Indian cinema and make the weekend filmy!

Here are five Indian short films that you must watch to appreciate the art film-making is.


This 15 minutes long short-film is a brain teasing experience your brain will appreciate. Tisca Chopra in disguise is something that will leave you shocked, surprised and awestruck at the same time. This twisted tale is worth watching and appreciating.

White Shirt

How often do we get attached to little things we have around us at our home. It can be a flower vase, a plant, a pen or may be a diary but here there is a white shirt that is the only thing that has kept a broken marriage from falling apart. The white shirt is the guiding light and how! Watch Kritika Kamra and Kunal Kapoor in this realistic and highly relatable 18 minutes long short-film.

Mama’s Boys

Sixteen-minute-long Neena Gupta starrer short film is witty and funny. The modern adaptation of Mahabharata for a light-hearted comedy and good laugh, this film is a must watch. The actors are well chosen and present the mythological characters in a modern light with perfection. Draupadi is definitely not a victim here!


Kalki Koechlin starrer 16 minutes long short film, Naked is based on a real incident from actor Radhika Apte’s life. Over an interview by a journalist, the movie presents some unsaid things which the society must know. Some may call it pure feminism but the movie is a must watch.

The Day After Everyday

A woman goes through one or the other kind of sexual abuse at least once in her life. Be it lewd comments, unwanted touch or more. This film throws light on the life of a woman in India and what all she goes through every day while she steps out of the house. Twenty-one minutes long, the film stars Radhika Apte.

So, check your internet speed and put the laptop on charging if the battery is low. Let the binge watch begin this weekend and utilise Youtube, the ultimate blessing.