Did you know that Amazon Prime Video has some magnificent short films? Underneath all of Prime Video’s blockbusters, new releases, classics, and B-movies, there’s a whole section dedicated to short films. There are genres such as ‘British Short Films’, ‘Amazing Short Films’, ‘Mysteries & Thrillers’, ‘Romantic Dramas’, and more. If you only have an hour to spare and want to see an engaging story, the OTT platform is the place to go.
Let us Cover Top 10 Short Films Available on Prime Video
There are some magnificent short films on Amazon Prime Video. Did you know that? There are short films from a range of countries, decades, and voices in each category, and each one is distinct due to the medium’s flexibility. We’ve put together a list of top 10 short films in India, check them out to pick your new favorite.
1. Unpaused | IMDB – 7.3
In the entire period of lockdown, the OTT platform has provided us with more content than Bollywood has. Unpaused is a collection of five short Hindi films on “hope, second chances, and new beginnings.” Glitch, Apartment, Rat – A – Tat, Vishaanu, and Chaand Mubarak are the five shorts. Unpaused, an Amazon Original, was shot during the Covid-19 Unlock period in Maharashtra, in accordance with government restrictions. These stories serve as a reminder that there is light at the end of the tunnel and a chance for us to start over.
This is a best sci-fi short film set in the year 2067, not to be confused with the world-renowned Altered Carbon series. It stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a Martian and Jackky Bhagnani as a human who depends on an artificial heart to survive. This 24-minute short film shows a future society in which carbon reigns supreme and oxygen has become a commodity. Although it is not a well-known film, it is worth watching because it depicts our future. Currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video India.
3. Into Dust | IMDB – 8.7
Into Dust, an Oscar-winning documentary about Perween Rahman’s life, is now available on Amazon Prime. When activist Perween Rahman is assassinated, her sister Aquila returns to Karachi, to investigate, only to become embroiled in a power struggle over the city’s water supply. Into Dust is based on a true story of a woman who worked relentlessly to safeguard the water rights of Pakistan’s poorest people and ultimately paid the ultimate price. The short film is accessible on Amazon Prime Video, a fantastic OTT platform.
4. It’s A Girl | IMDB – 7.4
The video portrays the experiences of abandoned and trafficked children, women who have been subjected to terrible dowry-related violence, courageous moms battling to save their daughters’ lives, and mothers who would kill for a boy.
Global academics and grassroots activists contextualize the stories and advocate for various paths to change, all while bemoaning the absence of truly effective action against this injustice. It’s a Girl, shot on location in India and China, exposes the problem. It inquires as to why this is occurring and why so little is being done to protect girls and women.
5. Everything is fine | IMDB – 7.7
Everything is fine, an 18-minute short film with lengthy, sturdy legs, is not so. Seema Bhargava, the leading character, takes to the screen all of the collected hurt of the character’s 35 years of smothering all of her ambitions, large and small, in that one short span of time. More is conveyed in the film than what we see on screen.
The mother-daughter team will make you feel like you’re in a typical family story. Watch this film not only for the central performance, but also because it tells us so much about a typical daily housewife’s broken ambitions in such a short amount of time. Mansi Nirmal Jain directed this short film, which is available on Amazon Prime Video India.
6. Visa | IMDB – 7.9
Manish Rahatkar’s short film dramatizes a young Pakistani family desperate to evacuate their riot-torn city, in an Argo-like procedural anxiety. The specifics don’t matter; they could be located in Syria or Palestine, but there’s a lot about their stressful, increasingly lonely predicament that rings true in our immediate surroundings. On Amazon Prime Video, you may watch an amazing Indian short movie/film.
7. Syaahi | IMDB – 9.2
With tenderness and poignancy, Varun Tandon’s short film Syaahi recounts the story of a little kid struggling against his parents’ careless neglect. Vansh (Himanshu Bhandari) is disappointed and outraged when his parents refuse to let him participate in a school-sponsored expedition.
Money is a bothersome concern at Vansh’s house because his father (Gopal Datt) is a novelist whose books haven’t been published. As the child chooses to take matters into his own hands, he runs into difficulties that he could not have anticipated. On Amazon Prime Video, you may see an award-winning short film.
8. Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante | IMDB – 6.3
Heart surgeon Dr. Viren Goenka lives in Mumbai with his wife Sanjana and their seven-year-old daughter Anishka. Dr. Viren’s life is going well, both professionally and personally, until he learns that his daughter Anishka has been kidnapped by a man named Krish. Krish has set a 24-hour deadline for a ransom of Rs. 3 crores. Will Dr. Goenka be able to save his daughter within the 24-hour deadline? On Amazon Prime Video, you may see an amazing thriller.
9. Tindey | IMDB – 6.7
The short video is a playful exploration of marriage, fidelity, and relationships’ various, complex dynamics. The plot is surprising, and the audience is kept guessing throughout. Adah Sharma is irresistibly vivacious, Ashwini Kalsekar gives a powerful, yet compassionate portrayal of a housewife, and Rajesh Sharma clearly conveys his character’s apprehension, as well as his desire for thriller. Amazon Prime Video India has a comedy short film accessible.
10. Patakhaa | IMDB – 7.2
Vishal Bhardwaj uses Radhika Madan and Sanya Malhotra’s two feuding sisters as a metaphor for India and Pakistan, two countries trapped in a never-ending cycle of sniping. Charan Singh Pathik wrote a short story. It felt a little flat to me at first. Too many Hindi films set in small towns and strange areas eagerly milk dialect and setting for laughs, but Bhardwaj keeps it real. The sentences avoid obvious punchlines, and it takes some getting used to a film that doesn’t try too hard.
This feels like a tiny picture coming from a master director — about two minors, the daughters of a miner — until we discover what these firecrackers are dreaming about. The 131-minute film will leave you speechless and is available on Amazon Prime Video.