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Short Film Screenings

An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with White Wall Screenings

There are so many wonderful short films being made in India, with auteurs at work in their own regions, and bold, new voices who are experimenting with form and technique. Short Film Corner hopes to connect movie lovers with these films and open a dialogue with filmmakers, who in turn, get a chance to connect with their audiences.


Chhoti Si Baat

Hindi & Marathi Film (13 mins)

Chhoti Si Baat is the story of 12-year-old Shiv who has been guarding a secret. But his life comes to a halt in the midst of Ganpati celebrations when things take an unexpected turn.

Directed by Hitarth Khyati Desai  


Keep Punching

Hindi Film with English Subtitles (25 mins)

Kirnay, a closeted queer boxer from a quaint Himalayan town, inches closer to her dream of representing the country. But celebrations are cut short as her mother is adamant about getting her married. Torn between family and love, Kirnay must fight for her freedom outside the ring before conquering her dreams inside it.

Directed by Kirnay Bhatt


Rat in the Kitchen

Hindi Film with English Subtitles (22 mins)

Vikram lives alone after his separation from his wife. Their divorce proceedings are ongoing. He leads a very solitary life, doing only the bare minimum—work, eat, sleep and drink copious amounts of alcohol. He has reached a point where he is bitter at the world, and negligent about everything around him, including his own well-being. On top of this, he begins to notice that his food is going missing and his kitchen is ransacked every time he comes home. He installs CCTVs around his house, thinking he has a rat problem. But what he uncovers is far more bizarre.

Directed by Arkish Aftab


Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm. 

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The NCPA is committed to preserving and promoting India's rich and vibrant artistic heritage in the fields of music, dance, theatre, film, literature and photography, as well as presenting new and innovative work by Indian and international artists from a diverse range of genres including drama, contemporary dance, orchestral concerts, opera, jazz and chamber music.