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Listener : Short Film Review


Cast: Kumud Mishra, Yusuf Hussain, Shivani Tanksale, Shashank Arora
Director: Tarun Dudeja
Language: Hindi, English
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Channel: Large Short Films
Release Date: 19th April 2018


Listener is one of a kind short film introduces us to a slice of the life of a professional listener. The listener works at a restaurant where he is paid by the hour to listen to customer’s woes and joys. People come to him with all kind of problems from ugly breakups to father-son issues and he listens patiently. Sometimes all we need is a keen ear for our problems. In today’s world its hard to find a non-judgemental and patient person. The listener does this with an open mind which helps the customers relieve their stress. Is the listener genuinely empathetic towards these customers or just immune to their emotions? The story ends with a twist that we never see coming.


  • The dark ambiance of the set adds an air of mystery to the film and keeps the audience hooked.
  • The actors are top notch and have done phenomenal jobs in their brief roles.
  • Although he doesn’t have many dialogues, Kumud Mishra, with his incomparable acting makes a place in the viewer’s hearts.
  • The concept is new and original and hasn’t been tapped much in the web entertainment industry.


  • Nothing. There’s no reason why you should miss this one.

Bottom Line:

A thought-provoking short film. Definitely worth a watch.


  • Kumud Mishra is a versatile actor who gained popularity with films like “Filmistaan,” “Jolly LLB 2,” “Sultan,” “Tiger Zinda Hai” and others.

Also Read: What You See: Short Film Review


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