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5 Short Films You Cannot Miss This Season

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 03, Oct 2023, 21:38 pm IST | UPDATED: 03, Oct 2023, 21:38 pm IST

5 Short Films You Cannot Miss This Season New Delhi: Get ready to dive into the rich tapestry of cinematic brilliance at the JioCinema Film Festival, starting 29th September.. A true treasure trove of storytelling awaits, promising a diverse range of narratives that will keep you captivated. Whether you crave the intrigue of thrilling neo-noir mysteries, the warmth of heartwarming family dramas, or the depth of thought-provoking silent films, this festival has it all. Here are five cinematic gems that are an absolute must-watch at the JioCinema Film Festival:

A thriller starring Mantra Mugdh and Aishwarya Desai, Rat in the kitchen is a true mind bender. The story follows the life of a  man going through a bitter divorce, who finds his kitchen ransacked every time he comes back home. He installs CCTV cameras thinking he has a pest problem. But what he uncovers instead is far more bizarre.

First premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2019, Bebaak is an award winning film, based on a true story of Fatin, a young woman from a low-income family who encounters chauvinism and is reprimanded by a religious leader during a scholarship interview. The film stars Sana Pathan, Sheeba Chaddha, Sarah Hashmi, Vipin Sharma and critically acclaimed Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles.

A moving family drama starring the legendary Naseeruddin Shah, Ira Dubey, Jitendra Shastri (in what was one of his final screen performances) and Chitrangada. The story is of an Indian town under curfew where a young woman grapples with her father's dying wish. This emotional drama explores a chilling, powerful portrait of death and closure in modern Socio-political landscape.

Murakh (The Idiot) starring Arfi Lamba, Virendra Saxena, Varun Patel, Ria Singh, Kartik Krishnan, Dharmendra Tripathi, Aradhya Taing portrays story of Abdul who is Unable to get a visa, an illiterate Muslim man from rural India, feels he has no choice but to hijack a domestic flight and redirect it to Australia. This thought-provoking film delves into complex themes with a stellar cast.

A harrowing journey unfolds as photojournalist Manav and his rescued companions attempt to cross dangerous borders, facing blood-seeking Mujahideen bandits and danger at every turn. Ghuspaith gives a deep insight into illegal cattle trade, smuggling and human trafficking. The character Manav is played by the very talented Amit Sadh and the movie is a tribute to the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Danish Siddiqui, who tragically lost his life while on assignment in Afghanistan.
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