Lust Stories Movie Reviews

Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Lust Stories Movie Starring Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala, Kiara Advani, Neil Bhoopalam, Jaideep Ahlawat, Sanjay Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Vicky Kaushal.

Ratings: 7.23/10
Score: 94%
Reviews Counted: 32
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Director: Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar
Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Ashi Dua
Genre: Romance (Anthology)
Release Date: 15 June 2018

Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Lust Stories is a fairly accurate representation of where we’re at as a country - both in terms of progress and cinema ... Full Review

Kritika Kapoor | Times of India: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Much ado has been made about the Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 'climax' sequence, which is, well, amusing and self aware. Still, the film sticks out more than it fits in with anthology ... Full Review

News18: - | 7/10
Go for Lust Stories as it explores the less charted plane of female desires and the acceptance of lust, from filmmakers of an industry which relies more on romance and love, in every form ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: 3.5/5 | 7/10
My favorites were the films by Zoya and Dibakar. Hers is a minimalist, quietly poignant coming-of-age story. His is a delicate look at a tumultuous night in the lives of three people who walk away a little wiser ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Evocative Stories, Outstanding Performances. This film reiterates that in a country like ours, sexual desire is to women what sexual orientation is to the law – complicated, controversial, prohibited and unnatural ... Full Review

The Indian Express: - | 6/10
These are fun, poignant and introspective tales that attempt to unravel the mysteries of women’s heart ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 4/5 | 8/10
What a classroom this has turned out to be. A+ for Akhtar, A for Banerjee, A for Johar, B for Kashyap. Lust Stories is out on Netflix, and I applaud these four distinct filmmakers for exploring this anthological format and still maintaining their originality of vision ... Full Review

Kahron Spearman | The Daily Dot: - | 7/10
Four directors center intelligent and amusing narratives around the thoughts and desires of real women, without specific service to masculine ideals ... Full Review

Betty Jo Tucker | ReelTalk Movie Reviews: 4/5 | 8/10
Four women shine in four short flicks. Each one reveals desires and picks. Acting and directing? First rate. You might enjoy it with your mate ... Full Review

Adriana Gomez-Weston | Film Inquiry: - | 6.5/10
It's a refreshingly honest view of the ways that women think and behave that are not always shown so freely on screen ... Full Review

Radhika Menon | Decider: - | 9/10
Hopefully Lust Stories will educate and force discussion in the still-maturing public sphere of India and its diaspora around the world. But if nothing else, it showcases Indian filmmaking at its best ... Full Review

The CinemaHolic: 3.5/5 | 7/10
‘Lust Stories’ focusses on telling stories of women — for a change. That should not discourage male audiences to watch the film. After all, all the four short films tell and share stories of humans. And there is a genuine feeling of compassion and a certain level of maturity in every story told in the film ... Full Review

FirstPost: 4.5/5 | 9/10
Lust Stories is stitched together beautifully, like starkly different pieces of the same fabric. It is evocative, beautiful, visceral and alluring ... Full Review

Ready Steady Cut: 4.5/5 | 9/10
Lust Stories offers a magnificent collection of unique tales exploring themes of love, adultery and, of course, lust, all set in India ... Full Review

The Hindu: - | 6/10
'Lust Stories' isn’t brilliant, but it announces the beginning of a much-needed exploration of how men and women understand desire and deal with it ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Given the talent involved, its feeble male presence and failure to look beyond heterosexual framework is disappointing. But it is also definitely worth a watch for exactly the same reason ... Full Review

DNAIndia: 3.5/5 | 7/10
In Lust Stories, the directors have a huge field to play around in and they make the most of it. They prove that lust, after all, is yet another expression of love ... Full Review

Telugu 360: - | 9/10
Full credit to Karan and all the other three directors of “Lust Stories” for opening that door into the Indian middle-class’ sexual consciousness where there lurks a lust for self-fulfilment, seldom explored, scarcely realised. For exploring what goes on behind those doors of middle-class bedrooms, this omnibus deserves an ovation ... Full Review

Live Mint: - | 7/10
Sexy, subversive and a huge improvement on 'Bombay Talkies' ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 6/10
The erotic quotient is dialled down in all but one of the stories, suggesting an approach that is both grown-up as well as restrained by Indian morality ... Full Review

Deccan Chronicle: - | 7.5/10
Bhumi Pednekar is a powerhouse of talent. If anyone’s looking to cast the lead in a silent movie, she’s the ideal candidate. Her body and eyes express a complexity of emotions rarely seen on the Indian screen ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Manisha is excellent throughout and comes across as a real woman wanting a meaningful, fulfilling relationship ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 3/4 | 8/10
Scintillating anthology that explores nuances, joy of sexuality and female freedom ... Full Review

GQ India: - | 6.5/10
Ghost Stories is a great attempt by the filmmakers and Netflix. It makes for a great mid-week watch and also introduces Janhvi Kapoor and Sobhita Dhulipala in a new light — Kapoor with her on-point accent and body-language and Dhulipala with her nervous glares ... Full Review

The Wire: - | 7/10
The achievement of Lust Stories, however, is significant. Like their characters, the four filmmakers allow themselves the freedom to explore and take risks, imbuing their stories with the liberating powers of subversion, tapping the stifled desires of a country restless to find a voice ... Full Review

The Quint: 4/5 | 8/10
Lust Stories delightfully pushes boundaries to tell real stories about real women, who are unapologetic in their imperfections and desires, and go about mending their heart strings the best they can ... Full Review

WIONews: - | 7/10
The film is a lot more than the four-letter word and thank god for that. Watch it for the incredible women, watch it for their incredible stories ... Full Review

Arre: - | 8/10
What makes Akhtar's short groundbreaking is its unflinching articulation of the hypocrisies of the entitled middle class ... Full Review

Mashable: - | 8/10
Lust Stories flies by in a blur of character and emotion, but the stories are out there, and the conversations will continue ... Full Review

Wogma: - | 7/10
Of these four, the ones by Akhtar and Banerjee are the most impactful and leave you thinking. The performances are subtle but stay with you. These two directors also bring you much closer to the intimacy that the characters share ... Full Review

The News Minute: - | 8/10
This honest anthology on human desire is a must-watch, film brings together four directors, each of whom gives us a compelling tale ... Full Review

Masala: 2.5/5 | 5/10
The Effort is a Timid Tease Not a Brave Expose ... Full Review

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