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Watch out for these five anthologies that exemplify the art of storytelling

Watch out for these five anthologies that exemplify the art of storytelling

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Anthologies are like doors that open to lots of different stories. From the picturesque landscapes of rural India in Lantrani to the complicated relationships in Ajeeb Daastaans, these anthologies invite us to dive into the world of storytelling. Join us as we explore five anthologies that exemplify storytelling at its finest, offering you a captivating glimpse into the exceptional events unfolding within each narrative.

Rural realities
Lantrani (ZEE5)

Experience the vibrant yet harsh tapestry of rural India through three independent stories — Dharna Mana Hai, Hud Hud Dabang, and Sanitized Samachar. Lantrani, a collaboration of award-winning filmmakers, captures the absurdities of small-town life, where survival often takes unconventional turns. These narratives are a visual treat for those seeking a deeper understanding of the rural life.

Unexpected bonds
Ajeeb Daastaans (Netflix)

Ajeeb Daastans

Four short stories examine the complexities of human relationships, focusing on unforeseen catalysts that rekindle simmering feelings. Ajeeb Daastaans steers the unpleasant territory of broken relationships, offering surprising twists and turns. This anthology is an exciting exploration of the human psyche and the unexpected bonds that tie us together.

Women’s perspective
Lust Stories (Netflix)

This anthology is all about the complexities of modern relationships through the eyes of Indian women. The anthology brings together four stories, each of which sheds light on love and desire. Lust Stories tells touching stories of stressed relationships that relate to the intricacies of modern romance, making it a must-see for those looking for a fresh perspective.

Against all odds
Unpaused (Prime Video)

Explore the human spirit’s determination in Unpaused, an anthology based on the concept of going onward in the face of hardship. The anthology, told through a series of films, explores the importance of new beginnings and second chances, delivering a ray of hope at the end of a gloomy tunnel.

City centric
Kanpuriye (Disney+ Hotstar)

Kanpuriye is a depiction of ordinary people striving for exceptional objectives, from Jaitun’s hopes of marrying his love to Jagnu, who is trapped between personal aspirations and familial obligations, to Vijay’s battle with an upcoming court case. This anthology takes readers on a poignant journey through Kanpur residents’ dreams, difficulties, and determination.


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