Lust Stories: Women Defying The Taboos
Lust Stories is one such film which has just been released on Netflix, the smarter way for most of the netflix addicts in our country who have been binge watching shows like Narcos, Daredevil and many others you can name of.
Lust Stories comprises of four legendary filmmakers namely Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and finally Karan Johar who showcase their different stories in this 2 hour film which is a must watch for every person who finds masala films to be stale.
The first segment kicks off with Anurag Kashyap’s directorial which stars the talented Radhika Apte playing a college professor who starts having a sexual relationship with a student and also ends up sleeping with him in his room. The routine will be like a switch-on switch off where the professor and student will begin their private session outside college and when in college they are just normal people. There are different narrations which is given by Radhika Apte that brings curiosity among the viewers. The most funny part what I loved about this segment is the part where she stalks the same student who’s on a date with a different woman and ignores her phone calls when she calls him frequently. The fight which triggers because of it delights me. Watch it for lighten up your gloomy mood.
The second segment is directed by Zoya Akhtar, the movie begins with a sexual intercourse between Ajith, the owner of the house (Neil Bhoopalam of 24 fame) and Sudha the maid (Bhumi Pednekar) and then their relationship will be just equivalent to a usual husband-wife relationship. But chaos ensues when Ajith's parents arrive and they bring a marriage proposal for him. This segment is pretty interesting and shows the contemporary life of a middle class family in a really innovative manner.
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The third segment is directed by Dibakar Banerjee who is no stranger to this theme, the story is set in Goa where Reena (Manisha Koirala) starts an extra marital affair with Sudhir (Jaideep Ahlawat) and his best friend Salman (Sanjay Kapoor) who comes to meet him. In this portion, Sudhir reveals his troubles to his best friend about how he felt about being in a relationship with Reena. There are moments when Reena confesses about her relationship with Sudhir to Salman and how they met during a party. This segment explores about human emotions and what could’ve happened if everything was properly aligned.
The fourth segment is directed by Karan Johar which kind of reminds me of Swara Bhaskar in Veere Di Wedding, the story is about Megha (Kiara Advani) who works as a teacher in an all-girls school and befriends divorcee librarian Radha (Neha Dhupia) in the library. She is set up for an arranged marriage with Paras (Vicky Kaushal) and they start getting along well. Eventually, they get married but her in-laws pressurise for kids which Megha is not interested. One day, she spots Rekha masturbating in the library and decides to buy a vibrator kit. She decides to test it at home but is interrupted when her husband is home injured. The real part kicks when when the vibrator is attached to her and the remote is accidentally held by Paras’s grandmother thinking it as a TV remote and presses it multiple times and creates excitement in Kiara’s body and she ends up giving out orgasm in front of her in-laws. This one was sure of a treat for most of the viewers who disliked Veere Di Wedding.
Overall, the film is a must watch for those who feel that taboos about sex is considered to be useless in today’s generation.