After Love Per Square Foot, Netflix has released a new Indian movie called Lust Stories. With four stories directed by India’s top directors – Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, and Zoya Akhtar – the anthology film is jointly produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Ashi Dua. The ensemble cast consists of some of the finest actors in Bollywood, including Kiara Advani, Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Neil Bhoopalam, Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Akash Thosar, with original music composed by Komail Shayan.
Lust Stories released last weekend and has been receiving raving reviews ever since. Kiara Advani and Radhika Apte were most lauded for their performances. Here are some of the best things Twitterati had to say about Lust Stories –
1.The one-word review of each movie.
Anurag – Complex
Zoya – Awesome
Dibakar – Plain
Karan – Fun#LustStories
— Vishnu Prasad (@tweetsjlt) June 19, 2018
2. All the movies ranked by the order of brilliance.
Saw #LustStories on @NetflixIndia last night. Refreshing & Entertaining. If I have to rank them, then
No. 1 would be by @karanjohar
No. 2 would be by @anuragkashyap72
No. 3 would be by @DibakarBanerjee
No. 4 would be by @ZoyaAkhtarOff
— Ravi Nathvani (@nathvani_ravi) June 18, 2018
3. Kiara received the most praise.
— manideep gourishetty 🇮🇳 (@manideepg9) June 19, 2018
4. Radhika Apte was also called out for her versatility.
— Shubham Agrawal (@imShubhamA) June 19, 2018
5. Vicky Kaushal did not go unnoticed.
Also as someone who has spent his fair share in all boys school, I could completely sympathetize with @vickykaushal09. That character could have gone wrong in 100 different ways & yet it comes out to be the best one of the film for me. #LustStories
— Pushkar (@PushkarChupKar) June 19, 2018
6. For once, Karan Johar got praise for his movie.
@karanjohar what a film you have made. I always knew you are the hope to the new wave commercial filmmaking. what a beautiful way to tell such a bold concept. You have gained hell lot of respect. @vickykaushal09 you are the best @Advani_Kiara beautiful performance. #LustStories
— Shrikant (@shrikant10) June 19, 2018
7. Twitter has spoken: Netflix > Amazon
@PrimeVideoIN 's Indian #Originals content quality is moving down hill steadily !! #InsideEdge > #Breathe >> #Gangstars Time to re-strategise. On the other hand @NetflixIndia is surprisingly shining with #LovePerSquareFoot & #LustStories Eagerly looking forward for #SacredGames
— Rajesh K Murali (@RajeshKMurali) June 19, 2018
8. Of course, parallels were drawn to feminist cinema
#LustStories isn't a celebration of sexuality or feminism. It's just four people telling stories honestly. We should celebrate it because of how starkly different they are not just from each other but also from their regular cinema. Bravo.
— Akarsh Hooda (@hoodajmdlr) June 19, 2018
9. Overall, Lust Stories made for a great watch.
Two words for #LustStories : Brave & Contemporary.
The efforts prove how Bollywood can go beyond formulae scripts and masala to hold up a mirror for the contemporary (mostly urban) society.
Impressive work: @vickykaushal09 @radhika_apte @Advani_Kiara and the entire team!
— Arundhati Chatterjee (@Arundhati1312) June 18, 2018
10. There’s some hope for Indian cinema, no?
It’s a sign of hope that lunch table conversations at work are about Lust Stories and not Race.
— Sejal Goyal (@SheSizzzles) June 19, 2018
Will these reviews make you go renew your Netflix subscription? If you already have one, catch Lust Stories online today!