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In A Heartbeat: An Animated Short Film That Will Tug At Your Heartstrings

In A Heartbeat: It's a sweet love story but with a twist.

Mugdha Kapoor Safaya | News18.com@Mugdha_Kapoor

Updated:August 4, 2017, 5:51 PM IST
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In A Heartbeat: An Animated Short Film That Will Tug At Your Heartstrings
(Photo: Youtube screenshot)
Even if you have booked a ticket to watch the Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan romance Anushka Sharma in Jab Harry Met Sejal, or for any other movie of your choice, find a little time for this as well. 'In A Heartbeat', an animated short film directed by Beth David and Esteban Bravo is a visual treat of sorts and portrays romance in a very unconventional way.

The 4-minute film, which has two main characters, no dialogues, song or dance and only a soothing background score is about a 'closeted boy' who finds the 'boy of his dreams' but is scared to divulge his feelings. He runs the 'risk of being outed by his own heart' as he gets set to follow the 'boy of his dreams'.

The film, unconventionally, and yet in a very subtle and intelligent manner, raises the issue of homosexuality and throws light on how the LGBTQ are apprehensive about coming out in the open about their sexual orientation. The simplicity with which it deals with homosexuality is heartwarming.

"With (In a Heartbeat), we wanted to challenge the preconceived notion that LGBTQ content is not appropriate or suitable for younger audiences," Esteban Bravo was quoted telling NBC News. "It's an innocent and lighthearted story about a boy and his crush, that we hope will resonate with younger people regardless of their background."

With over 14 million views in just five days and still going strong, the short film has been creating a storm on the web space.

To find out what happens in the end and to know whether or not the boy manages to reveal his feelings to the 'boy of his dreams', you have the watch the short film here.

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