Zee5 Short Film Festival Review: Part 22 min read

If you have read the first post, you would know that I was planning to cover 2-3 short films in 1 post but the films are either way too short to dedicate a post to them without talking about their stories or are simply not worth writing about. 

Which films are worth watching? Boom Boom and Food for Thought. Where Boom Boom will make you giggle, Food for Thought will make you laugh (at the end, of course). To know why, watch the films. As mentioned earlier, they are too short to talk about their stories. The fun is in watching these films without knowing a bit about it. I won’t spoil it for you. 

Speaking about Heartbeat, Svah, Season’s Greetings, How about a Kiss, and Second Hand – these stories are absolutely not worth your time. While Rajiv Khandelwal irritates and annoys the audience with his constant nagging whenever he comes on screen in Heartbeat, Svah leaves you wondering why did makers even make this film? What message did they want to give? Couldn’t they think of any other twist? 

Moving on, how about a kiss was another nonsensical film. To tell you about it in brief, it is about a depressed, young, college-going girl who falls in love with the professor who helps her come out of that phase. Unfortunately, more than love, the entire thing looked like psychopanti. The girl reminds you of Urmila Matondkar from Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. You don’t feel any empathy or sympathy for her. 

Season’s Greetings is again a slow-paced, boring movie. I won’t say that it is unbearable. You can watch it for the end if you have nothing else to do in life. Though I did not like it even for its end, I would like to know what other people think of it. So, if you watch Season’s Greetings, let me know in the comments below what you think of it. And the last of the lot, Second Hand. The story was absurd and nonsense. Verdict? Don’t watch it. There is better content out there on the web. 

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