Top five picks for short films you need to watch!
Binge-watching TV shows and series have been a thing during the lockdown and a way of overcoming pandemic blues.
This new digital entertainment platform has been releasing quality content that is short, precise, and enjoyable yet impactful.
So, if you are in the mood for a moving story and don't quite want to spend an hour or so watching something, we have rummaged through some of the short films that you don't want to miss.
1- Nanu Aur Main
'Nanu aur Main' is a heartwarming tale about the bond between a grandfather and granddaughter and has been very well-received worldwide ever since its release. This award-winning short film is a beautiful representation of a most blissful relation featuring Qavi Khan and Saboor Ali. If you haven't watched it yet, here is a treat for your eyes:
2- Paying Guest
Starring Muneeb Butt and Saifee Hassan, this spine-chilling spooky tale is about a young woman's interaction with a stranger. Set in a building and out of curiosity, an inquisitive young man who loiters in a house encounters an attractive young woman. The young man detects a mysterious nuance and is further encouraged to get to the bottom of the suspense.
3- Article 370
Gul-e-Rana, who lives a blissful life in the beautiful valley of Kashmir, awaits the biggest blessing of her life when a sudden lockdown at her home turns her world upside down. Featuring Maryam Nafees and Ghazal Kaifee, Article 370 is an emotional tale of anguish, sacrifices, and endurance in devastating times.
Chambeli is a must-watch for every horror film enthusiast. With the stellar cast of Aijaz Aslam and Zoya Nasir, this short film is bound to scare you. It portrays the story of a couple who plans to go to a guest house for a weekend getaway to escape the boredom of the COVID lockdown. What follows is a thrilling and horror-filled stay at the 'haunted' guest house where the couple turns on each other to frighten their partner.
The short film starring Sanam Saeed is a mystery-thriller and revolves around Maya, her character. The story is inspired by the horrific Lahore motorway gang-rape incident.
The film sends across a strong message that surviving as a woman in this man's world is no less than going on a war.