Ajeeb Daastaans Movie Reviews

Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Ajeeb Daastaans Movie Starring Fatima Sana Shaikh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nushrat Bharucha, Abhishek Banerjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aditi Rao Hydari.

Ajeeb Daastaans Reviews

Ratings: 6.46/10

Reviews Counted: 30
: 25 | : 5

Read Netflix Bollywood Hindi Ajeeb Daastaans Movie Reviews.
Director: Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan, Kayoze Irani
Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Writer: Shashank Khaitan, Sumit Saxena, Neeraj Ghaywan, Uzma Khan
Genre: Drama (Anthology)
Release Date: 16 April 2021

Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times: - | 5.5/10
Anthology films - especially these recent ones on Netflix India - have always been plagued by an unevenness. But Ajeeb Daastaans is so inconsistent that it borders on self-sabotage. It is redeemed, partially, by Neeraj Ghaywan and Kayoze Irani's shorts ... Full Review

Pallabi Dey Purkayastha | Times of India: 3.5/5 | 7/10
The complexities of life served with honesty; some work while others fail ... Full Review

Rohit Vats | News18: 3.5/5 | 7/10
All the four in the anthology engage us, each imaginatively written and tightly scripted to tell us a tale in just about 30 minutes ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 7/10
The stand out in Ajeeb Dastaans is Geeli Pucchi. Neeraj and leading ladies Konkona Sen Sharma and Aditi Rao Hydari tell a twisted tale of intimacy, caste and revenge ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 6.5/10
Thankfully, the sequence helps: the two solid segments are third and fourth, leaving the viewer with a sense of hope. If not for the well-performed purpose of Geeli Pucchi, it might have been a considerably diminished metaphor for storytelling ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2.5/5 | 6/10
The best film comes from Neeraj Ghaywan, one of the most exciting young voices working in Bollywood today, and Kayoze Irani ... Full Review

The New Indian Express: - | 5/10
Good and bad co-exist in this morally ambiguous anthology. The common modus operandi seems to be a subversion of our expectations at the end, even if the effectiveness of this strategy wavers ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5 | 6/10
One of the four shorts that make up the anthology - Neeraj Ghaywan's Geeli Pucchi (Sloppy Kisses) - is a film of exceptional quality ... Full Review

Filmy Fenil: 3/5 | 6/10
Ajeeb Daastaans is a fine effort and tries it’s best to surprise audiences with the ajeeb and unexpected twists. While the first and third stories are the best, the second one is average while the last one is poor. Nevertheless, it’s surely worth a watch ... Full Review

Jagran: - | 6/10
A collection of four short stories, is a Netflix anthology that comes with spellbinding twist and turns, except a few lapses in terms of script writing and presentation. However, the strong acting showcase makes it a one-time watch ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 2.75/5 | 6/10
There's a kernel of an idea in Ajeeb Daastaans that's definitely worth exploring. But the writing predominantly comes from a place of blinkered privilege. Geeli Pucchi, directed by Ghaywan, is the exception in the quartet ... Full Review

John Serba | Decider: - | 7/10
Thematically ambitious and thoughtfully conceived ... Full Review

Daniel Hart | Ready Steady Cut: 4/5 | 8/10
Ajeeb Daastaans understands the core of a toxic relationship - it understands entitlement, jealousy and the emptiness a relationship can bring ... Full Review

The Hindu: - | 6/10
Netflix anthology fails to break new ground, but is an earnest attempt. The Karan Johar-produced film does best when its ensemble cast rises to the occasion, emoting authentically on screen, the frustrations of their characters ... Full Review

Rediff: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Ajeeb Daastaans is Karan Johar's way of expressing broken and fractured relationships within the milieu of unexplored spaces. Leaving aside the predictability of the stories, Ajeeb Daastaans is a good watch ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 6/10
As a short film, Irani's contribution, written by Uzma Khan and Sumit Saxena, certainly fulfills the brief. There are just about enough ideas here for a snacky serving of the cynicism and deception that love often entails ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: 2.5/5 | 6/10
Karan Johar-backed anthology makes a decent impact ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 3/5 | 6/10
Despite the bumps at a few places, the Netflix anthology still makes for a compelling watch. Neeraj Ghaywan's Geeli Puchhi and Kayoze Irani's Ankahi are our picks from the lot ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 3/4 | 8/10
Engaging tales of heartbreak and betrayal, explores themes of unrequited love and infidelity, along with class and caste differences, in a compelling manner ... Full Review

Urban Asian: 3/5 | 6/10
Ajeeb Daastaans is a satisfying watch and a great showcase for the possibilities within a short narrative format ... Full Review

Zoom TV: 4/5 | 8/10
It leaves behind an exquisite tale of emotions woven into a motif that seems to flutter in the summer wind, ephemeral and yet lingering like a distant dream, thanks to a very strong finale ... Full Review

Cine Blitz: - | 5/10
Ajeeb stories, ordinary telling. Neeraj Ghaywan’s short stands out in an otherwise forgettable four-film anthology ... Full Review

SantaBanta: 4/5 | 8/10
Unheard, unseen tales of four brilliantly crafted flames, beautifully collaborated with four prescribed stories, the anthology has its own aura and impact ... Full Review

The Wire: - | 5/10
A Mixed Anthology Bag With the Breezy and the Heavy Handed. The four shorts juxtapose poignant penetrating ideas – long-denied representation in mainstream Bollywood – with sloppy, hurried execution ... Full Review

The Quint: 2.5/5 | 5/10
'Ajeeb Daastaans' Finds Its Saviour in Neeraj Ghaywan. The biggest flaw, however, is that for most of the stories the intention and the outcome don’t go hand in hand ... Full Review

Yahoo: - | 7/10
Despite the noisy shenanigans of the first film, the other three, especially Ghaywan’s “Geeli Pucchi” and Kayoze Irani’s “Ankahi”, redeem ideas that are well worth the intrigue and risk of going to a format that hasn’t yet comprehensively delivered ... Full Review

PinkVilla: 3/5 | 6/10
Ajeeb Daastaans is complex, earnest but not so ajeeb after all. Manav Kaul’s performance definitely deserves an award ... Full Review

Arre: - | 7/10
Netflix’s anthology series Ajeeb Daastaans is an effective commentary on caste, class, and gender, which offers new perspectives to complexities that surround us ... Full Review

Mashable: 4.5/5 | 9/10
In four engaging stories about complex human relationships, supercharged by layers of social commentary, these “daastaans” will keep you hooked one impeccably directed and acted short at a time ... Full Review

The News Minute: - | 6/10
Netflix anthology has 2 impactful films, and 2 avoidable ones. While ‘Geeli Pucchi’ and ‘Ankahi’ make an impact, ‘Khilauna’ and ‘Majnu’ end up being shockingly bad ... Full Review

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