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Women’s Day Special: A List Of 9 Women-Centric Short Films That You Can Watch On ZEE5

Vatsal Thakore

March 5, 2021

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If you’re looking for different content to stream on Women’s Day, here is a list of 9 women-centric short films, that you can watch like Svah! So Be It, Mehram, Mamta Tonic, Yours Truly and more.

While ZEE5 has a plethora of women-centric shows and films, across various languages, it also has a collection of some great women-centric short films. With International Women’s Day coming up if you’re looking for some meaningful content with a good message, here is a collection of nine of the best women-centric short films available on ZEE5. It’s time you pick your girl gang and plan a great movie marathon to celebrate this special occasion.


Svah! So Be It

Starring Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shilpa Tulaskar and Rajit Kapur in prominent roles, Svah is a short film written by Gauri Daswani and Gaurav Madan, and directed by Gauri Daswani. It revolves around the story of a girl, Asawari (Shriya Pilgaonkar), who wants to get married. However, a strange issue interrupts her plans, as she feels restless about having to hide a family secret from the boy’s family before marriage. Watch Svah! So Be It on ZEE5.


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Daawat-e-Biryani is a short film directed by Aditi Roy. The film revolves around the story of a young girl, Panchali (Sauraseni Maitra), who travels from Kolkata to Lucknow, to know her grandmother’s secret biryani recipe. In this journey, she also finds out interesting details about her grandmother’s life. Her grandmother’s role is portrayed by Suhasini Mulay. Watch Daawat-e-Biryani on ZEE5.

Mamta Tonic

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Mamta Tonic is a thriller short film, starring Suhita Thatte in the lead role, directed by Srinivas Sunderrajan. The film revolves around the story of a saleswoman, who goes door to door, selling a ‘tonic’. While she seems like a normal persuasive saleswoman in the first look, she does hide a dark secret in her product. Watch Mamta Tonic on ZEE5.


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Silvat, starring Meher Mistry and Kartik Aryan, is a short film directed by the acclaimed director, Tanuja Chandra. The film revolves around the life of a woman, Noor, whose husband leaves for a job abroad right after their marriage. When her marriage turns into a long wait, she finds herself feeling love for a tailor, Anwar. Watch Silvat on ZEE5.

Yours Truly

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Yours Truly, starring Soni Razdan, Ahana Kumra, and Pankaj Tripathi is a short film directed by Sanjoy Nag. The film revolves around the life of a woman, who has reached her retirement age. Her life takes a turn when she finds herself attracted to the voice of a station announcer. Watch Yours Truly on ZEE5.

Also read: #BreakingTheBarriers: Hey Jude, Aami and other films that had women challenging the patriarchal society

Khaemae Mein Matt Jhaankain

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Khaemae Mein Matt Jhaankain is a fantasy short film written by Amna Mufti and directed by Shahbaz Sumar. The film stars Sara Haider, Hassan Abbas, and Zia Khan in prominent roles. It narrates the story of a trapeze performer, who has mesmerized the people of a village with her performance. However, she hides a secret about herself, not known to her audience. Watch Khaemae Mein Matt Jhaankain on ZEE5.

Lala Begum

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Lala Begum is a short film starring Marina Khan, Sonia Rehman, and Humayun Saeed. Written by Syed Mohammad Ahmed and directed by Mehreen Jabbar, the film is about two estranged sisters, who have a conflict between them about claiming the rights to a property that they both have legal claims on. Watch Lala Begum on ZEE5.


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Directed by Karan Shetty, Cuddly is a short film that revolves around a girl and her mother. Starring Shruti Vyas and Neena Kulkarni as the mother-daughter duo, the film narrates how the daughter invents the world’s softest pillow, and her mother says that it can not replace a mother’s softness and warmth for a cuddle. Watch Cuddly on ZEE5.


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Mehram is a short film starring Farida Jalal, Rajit Kapur, and Sushma Seth. It is written and directed by Zain Anwar. The film revolves around the story of a widowed woman, Aamna, who has a hearty desire of performing the Hajj. However, her dreams are challenged by rules, that claim that Hajj can not be performed without a male blood relative. Watch Mehram on ZEE5.

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