Short film comes with a saying "Camera vunna prathi oodu short film teeyali anukuntadu". For most part, this is true. Digital camera has revolutionized indie (a.k.a independent) film making worldwide. And, with the availability of youtube as a showcasing platform the trend has started almost instantaneously. There will be atleast one friend in your friendlist who makes short films.
Telugu short films have enjoyed the same quality as many other short film, with innovative ideas and stories from aspiring directors. Many shortfilm directors have become feature film directors (Hanu Raghavapudi of Andala Rakshasi, Balaji Mohan of Love Failure to name a few). Infact, many actors and comedians of short film are now working in feature films (Vennela Kishore, Harish Koyalagundla, Ritu Varma of Anukokunda donned a role in NTR's Baadshah as Kajal's sister etc).
10-15 Years back working/acting in TV serials for getting roles in feature films was the trend (Rajamouli, Saikumar, Achyuth etc). Looking at the above poster of a short film titled "Chaudavin ka chand ho" that was released yesterday reveled three of the top supporting actors for tollywood viz. Surya K Bhagwandas, Benerjee and Prithviraj (30 Years Industry ikkada fame) acting in this short film.
If you think this is the first short film to showcase such experienced actors, if so then you are completely wrong. Varadhi is a short film with Surya K Bhagwandas in the lead role and RCM Raju (2010 and 2011 Nandi award winner for best male dubbing artist).
It can be concluded that
Good film comes with a good cast, which comes with a good script.
Hope Telugu short films prosper and reach altitudes in film making.
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