Carbon is a latest 24:51 seconds short film starring Jacky Bhagnani, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Prachi Desai. Carbon was released on 21 August, 2017 on YouTube under the page of Large Short films. Large short films have been credited for revolutionizing short films to a certain extent. There was a time before Carbon, when short films were considered a scared medium to showcase an experimental artistic story without being burdened of any pishi-kaka of film industry. The very soul purpose of the short films was to give the new talent a platform to somehow showcase their stories to whatever audience they can. Carbon is the worst short film ever on many levels.
Any short film-maker would give his life and everyone he loves to get the budget for his story, Carbon had that. Films and especially short films are made up of compromises on the talent because short films equals no budget and no budget mostly equals so called passionate people. Carbon had 2 of the most acclaimed actors by the name of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Yashpal Sharma but still this film has nothing to offer. Makers of short film are often accused of day-dreaming about working with a ‘star’-cast that would allow them certain eyeballs. Presence of Jacky Bhagnani (somewhat of a star), Prachi Desai (more than somewhat of a star) Siddiqui and Yashpal Sharma with many background actors assures one eyeballs and production, even then Carbon failed.
If Jacky Bhagnani has to chose between saving his life and acting, it would not be as difficult because he never acted anyways. Plot of Carbon is about the earth in 2067, with no water, oxygen and human struggle after it is too late. Since many have seen the film, it is too late now to understand or comprehend about why was this ambitious story taken if makers did not have the talent or vision to do any justice with that. Makers of Carbon need to understand that in the sober world of short films there are no star-studded cameos but each and every second in the frame matters because time is a limitation here. Nawazuddin Siddiqui gave the worst performance of his career as he struggled to speak 2 lines in English and his character was treated as something that would just catch an eye ball with out any substance in it.
Taking Nawazuddin in a stupid star cameo in a short film and than not making him act is a crime on at least 3 different levels. Climax of the film is so disappointing that North Korea thanked American voters for electing Donald Trump. May this be treated as a humble request to keep bad concepts and dishonest fim-making to BOLLYWOOD and not let it pollute the small yet honest market of SHORT FILMS.