10 inspiring short films of 2017: Chhuri, Juice, Khujli and many more

Published: 28th December 2017 02:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th December 2017 06:39 PM  

The year 2017 gave us some of the most inspiring and beautiful stories in the form of short films. As we step ahead into another year, these tiny tales will surely be etched in our hearts. The performances of the cast and the writing were so brilliant that it easily outshone most of the blockbusters of the year. Let's have a look at 10 amazing short films that came out this year.
Juice: Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, Juice stars a brilliant Shefali Shah in the lead role. It reflects the harsh reality of our patriarchal society. The story beautifully depicts how women are always relegated to the kitchen and are expected to serve the men who think they are entitled to only sit around and celebrate. (Youtube Grab)
Chhuri: The film features Tisca Chopra, Surveen Chawla and Anurag Kashyap and is directed by Mansi Jain. The story is about the issue of infidelity, where a wife is tired of her cheating husband and decides to work out a compromise with the mistress. (Youtube Grab)
Kheer: The short film is directed by Surya Balakrishnan, starring Natasha Rastogi and Anupam Kher. It shows how love has no age and how this love can hold two people together no matter how old or young they are. (Youtube Grab)
Khujli: Starring Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta, this short film is directed by Sonam Nair. The movie shows the monotonous life of an married couple, who explore ways to spice up their sex life. The obstacles they come across while trying to enact acts from 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is hilarious. (Youtube Grab)
The Affair: The short film directed by Hardik Mehta features Amit Sial, Khushboo Upadhyay and Mahi Sadhwani in the cast. The film shows the daily struggle of a lower middle class married couple who find ways to light up their romance amidst their mundane life in Mumbai. The couple live with their extended family in a cramped room which leaves them with no privacy. (Youtube Grab)
Anukul: Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, the movie stars Saurabh Shukla, Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Kharaj Mukherjee. Anukul is a story about a teacher who hires a robot for his daily chores. The movie reflects how robots replace humans, leading to an unemployment crisis. (Youtube Grab)
Jai Maata Di: The movie depicts live-in relationships in modern society. Directed by Navjot Gulati, it has Supriya Pilgaonkar, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shiv Pandit, Saanand Verma and Manu Rishi in the cast. The story is about a couple who hire an elderly looking woman to enact as their mother to convince the flat owner that they are brother and sister and are not in a live-in relationship. (Youtube Grab)
The Good Girl: The movie portrays the relationship between a mother and her daughter. Produced by Blush Channel, the film stars actors Gurdeep Kohli and Plabita Borthakur. Caught up with the fear of getting pregnant, the daughter tries a pregnancy test. She is eventually caught by her mother, but the manner with which the mother handles the situation leaves her stunned and surprised. (Youtube Grab)
The White Shirt: Directed by Sumit Arora, the movie starres Kunal Kapur and Kritika Kamra. The White Shirt shows the relationship of people who used to be in love with each other once upon a time but are now trying to move on after being cheated. It subtly depicts trust and loyalty in relationships. (Youtube Grab)
Khaney Main Kya Hain?: Another very interesting and taboo-breaking short film from Blush, Khaney Main Kya Hain shows how a daughter and a mother can be just like friends and talk openly about sex. The hilarious conversation happens in the kitchen where they exchange euphemisms through food-related puns. (Youtube Grab)
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