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Ajeeb Daastaans teaser: Karan Johar-produced Netflix anthology film deals with jealousy, prejudice

Ajeeb Daastaans features stories directed by Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan and Kayoze Irani.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
March 19, 2021 12:55:31 pm
Ajeeb Daastaans, Ajeeb Daastaans teaserAjeeb Daastaans comes out on April 16. (Photo: Netflix)

A teaser for Ajeeb Daastaans is here. The Netflix anthology tells four different stories through which run common themes like jealousy, entitlement, prejudices and toxicity. The Karan Johar produced Netflix Original features stories directed by Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan and Kayoze Irani.

While every filmmaker among these is talented enough, it is the name of Neeraj Ghaywan, best know for Masaan, that is making us the most excited for Ajeeb Daastaans.

Featuring actors like Fatima Sana Shaikh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, among others, the teaser does not reveal the plot of the stories. But it does give an idea that the film is a no-holds barred exploration of topics like domestic violence, toxic masculinity, patriarchy and feminism in the Indian context.

In that respect, the film is a continuation of one other Netflix anthology film called Lust Stories and Ghost Stories, which told tales of erotic desire from the female perspective and horror, respectively.

Although this is only a teaser, we think Ajeeb Daastaans has great potential if it does end up doing what it promises.

The official synopsis reads, “Ajeeb Daastaans is an anthology of four strangely contrasting stories which delve into fractured relationships and unexplored spaces. The stories set in varied milieus, explore jealousy, entitlement, prejudices and toxicity, which are often entangled within the heart of their relationships. Each story also takes you on a journey where one would struggle with the moral dilemma of what’s right and what’s wrong, as the lines between them get blurred.”

Ajeeb Daastaans comes out on April 16.

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