Karan Johar backed Ajeeb Daastaans boast off list of brilliants actors including Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Konkona Sen Sharma, Nushratt Bharucha, Abhishek Benerjee, Aditi Rao Hydari and Jaideep Ahlawat which gives you enough reason to watch the anthology drama.
Directed by Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan and Kayoze Irani, Ajeeb Daastaans presents four love stories dealing with love, relationships, affair, betrayal and identity, comprising of stellar star cast. Directed by Shaishank Khaitaan, the first story, Majnu, features Jaideep Ahlawat as husband and Fatima Sana Sheikh playing his wife who gets to know that he loves someone in her first wedding night.
The second story, Khilauna, is directed by Raj Mehta which has Nushratt Bharucha playing the role of a maid, Meenal, who is forced to work under pressure for the welfare of her kid sister. When the new secretary of the apartment where Meenal works, finds that the neighborhood’s ironman, Abhishek Banerjee, is in love with her, he immediately creates trouble for her.
The third one, Geeli Pucchi, is directed by Neeraj Ghaywan which talks about the silent love between Konkona Sen Sharma and Aditi Rao Hydari and probably the best among all four stories. Shefali Shah follows Manav Kaul in a secret love affair when her husband fails to understand her in Ankahee which is directed by Kayoze Irani.
Unlike Netflix’s previous attempts on presenting the anthology drama, Ghost Stories and Lust Stories, Ajeeb Daastaans is a welcome change in this genre thanks to solid performances by the brilliant actors. Ajeeb Daastaans presents the love stories which is not glossy and candy floss but hard-hitting drama. The characters played by each actors is relatable as you might come across them in real life. The only thing which I felt was the editing area which could have used to make the film much shorter and crispy.
The anthology drama is produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Production and is currently streaming on Netflix.