New Delhi: The makers of the highly anticipated anthology Ajeeb Daastaans have finally released the trailer. The trailer presents us with four unique stories that are led by female protagonists. We follow the characters as they reveal their ‘unique stories’.
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.
Taking to Instagram, Karan Johar also shared the trailer of Ajeeb Daastans and captioned it as “Ajeeb Dastaans: Twists in the story and twisted characters go hand in hand.#AjeebDaastaans premieres 16 April, only on Netflix.” The anthology has four stories– Majnu, Khilauna, Geeli Pucchi and Ankahi.
Director Shashank Khaitan shared details about Majnu:
“My film Majnu explores the dynamics of three characters, their interpersonal relationships and how they keep evolving with each scene. Jaideep, Fatima and Armaan’s characters all want love on their own terms and the space to express themselves but are trapped within the norms of society, much like a lot of people around us. Working on a predefined theme about flawed relationships was a unique experience for me as this is the first time I made something so unusual yet realistic.”
Director Raj Mehta on Khilauna:
“Khilauna was made with the intention of bringing an unexpected storytelling experience to the audience. The story and the title itself, might have different interpretations for each viewer and that is what makes it exciting. Nushrratt, Abhishek and Inayat have this multi-dimensional relationship which adds depth to the film. We have presented imperfect characters, much like real life with no clear blacks or whites. It is entirely on your perspective and hopefully the film will leave audiences feeling perplexed yet entertained!”
Director Neeraj Ghaywan on Geeli Pucchi:
“Geeli Pucchi explores the intersectional realities of two women from disparate worlds. They are both longing for an emotional connection which they end up finding in one another. It was truly inspiring to see Konkana and Aditi bring these characters and their relationship to life. Geeli Pucchi is a complex ride of emotions and I am very excited to see the audience’s reaction to it.”
Director Kayoze Irani on Ankahi:
“Ankahi is all about emotions – those that can be expressed and those that are left unsaid. What attracted me to the film was the fact that communication doesn’t need to be verbal and a lot can be said without words. Manav and Shefali were a treat to direct and they lift the entire storyline. It’s an amazing feeling when lines written on paper transform into a beautiful vision because of fabulous acting and chemistry. The sense of fulfilment after completing a film is immense and I can’t wait to share it with the audience.”
Ajeeb Daastaans has an ensemble cast including Abhishek Banerjee, Aditi Rao Hydari, Armaan Ralhan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Inayat Verma, Jaideep Ahlawat, Konkona Sen Sharma, Manav Kaul, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Shefali Shah and Tota Roy Chowdhury in the lead roles. The film, which is produced by Karan Johar will stream on Netflix on April 16. The anthology is helmed by four directors, namely Shashank Khaitan, Kayoze Irani, Raj Mehta and Neeraj Ghaywan.