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Lust Stories: A Netflix Original on various shades of love & Desire

Written by Heenal Shah

Lust Stories is an anthology of four different stories bound together by the common thread of a women’s perspective on love and desire. The movie began streaming on Netflix from 15th June 2018 and has been well-received by people.

Lust Stories not only tells different stories but also has a different director for each one. Directed by ace film-makers Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee, Lust Stories aims to look at contemporary relationships from a women’s perspective. The trailer for the Netflix original was launched at a star-studded event.

Lust Stories 2018

The film stars Radhika Apte, Manisha Koirala, Bhumi Pednekar, Neha Dhupia, Kiara Advani, Vicky Kaushal, Sanjay Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat, Akash Thosar and Neil Bhoopalam in pivotal roles. Netflix says, “Lust Stories is a contemporary take on real-life relationships through the lens of four women and their desires. The anthology film is a take on ‘Love, Sex and everything in between!”  

Anurag Kashyap’s story stars Radhika Apte as Kalindi who is in a long distance-open relationship. Radhika Apte is brilliant in the portrayal of her character. Dibakar Banerjee’s story starring Manisha Koirala tells a tale of a woman in search of her own space. Zoya Akhtar’s story stars Bhumi Pednekar as a house help who seems to have accepted her social class and the exploitation that follows. Johar story starring Kiara Advani, presents a rather scandalous take on how Indian men remain oblivious to women’s desires. Lust Stories aims to unravel the mysteries that lie buried deep down in a woman’s heart.

Produced by Ronnie Screwala’s RSVP films, Lust Stories marks Netflix’s third original Indian film, after Brahman Naman and Love per Square Foot. The film is made available in a total of 190 countries for streaming.

Currently streaming on Netflix, Lust Stories is a must-watch film.

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