Shorts Movie Review: Touching Tales
Shorts Movie Review-In Short:
The film is a collection of five short stories dealing with various subjects like life, love and death.
Shorts Movie Review-Verdict:
Every story is touching in its own way and fans of short films genre might enjoy the Anurag Kashyap product...
Shorts Movie Review-Story Plot:
Sujata is the story 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, which subjects her to a life of incessant harassment by her cousin brother.
Even as an adult, Sujata (Huma Qureshi) she lives in the shadow of fear for years. However, when no one seems to come to her rescue, Sujata must take matters in her own hand...
Epilogue-Starring Richa Chadda and Arjun Shrivastav, Epilogue revolves around a young couple and their relationship that has already fallen apart and is just about to snap, slowly moving towards self-destruction.
A thirteen-year-old girl (Preeti Singh) has her first real clash with authority when her father forbids her to play the American dance music she loves. When she decides to hit back, the situation escalates to become a neighbourhood scandal, with darkly hilarious consequences.
Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Aditii Khanna, Mehfuz deals with love and death in a cold and impersonal city.
A young couple from Benaras (Vineet Kumar and Ratnabali Bhattacharjee) come close to each other over a single phone call while the city relentlessly rushes past them...
Shorts Movie Review-Performances:
Everyone, right from Nawazuddin to Huma Qureshi to Vineet Kumar to the other actors have done a marvellous job, though it is Huma and Nawaz, who shine through in their performances. Vineet Kumar is a talented actor too and displays his skill at acting once more with this film.
Shorts Movie Review-Direction:
Shlok Sharma, Anirban Roy and Neeraj Ghaywan come up with good stories in Sujata, Áudacity and Shor respectively, whereas Siddharth Gupta's Epilogue seems too vague and doesn't quite impress. Mehfuz might not appeal to everyone, but the story has a melancholic air to it, that is quite touching. As far as short stories go, every tale has something new and unique to offer and we must say that the film is a damn good attempt.
Shorts Movie Review-Final Word:
If you enjoy short films, Shorts is worth a watch...
Release Date : 12 July 2013
Cast : Amardeep Jha, Preeti Singh, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Satya Anand, Shweta Tripathi, Aditii Khanna, Arjun Shrivastav, Sankar Debnath, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Vineet Kumar Singh