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Lust Stories 2 Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Monday, July 3, 2023 • Tamil ]
Lust Stories 2 Review
RSVP Movies, Flying Unicorn Entertainment
Amruta Subhash, Angad Bedi, Kajol, Kumud Mishra, Mrunal Thakur, Neena Gupta, Tamannaah Bhatia, Tillotama Shome, Vijay Varma
R. Balki, Sujoy Ghosh, Amit Ravindernath Sharma, Konkona Sen Sharma
Ashi Dua, Ronnie Screwvala
Aman Pant

Lust Stories 2: Disappointing and Forced Narratives

Lust Stories 2 disappoints with forced narratives lacking authenticity. Despite talented directors like R Balki, Konkona Sen Sharma, Sujoy Ghosh, and Amit Sharma, the exploration of modern-day relationships and sexuality falls short. The cast's chemistry feels contrived, and the narratives lack emotional depth. The missed opportunity to delve into women's experiences is disheartening. The stories lack genuine connection and fail to make a lasting impact.

Made for Each Other  - In R Balki's opening film, two families are on a mission to arrange the marriage of their children, portrayed by Mrunal Thakur and Angad Bedi. The family's matriarch, played by Neena Gupta, feels that "sexual compatibility" is key to finding a suitable partner and a happy marriage. As the story progresses, viewers grow tired of Neena Gupta's obsession on sex. Annoyance replaces humor.

The Mirror -  Konkona's segment defies caste, color, and gender in passion. The director's silence speaks volumes. Characters speak effectively with little words. The characters' ease and genuineness reflect Konkona's deep mastery of the subject. An affluent working woman challenges her biases when she sees her maid having an intimate affair with a stranger on her bed. Lust blurs social rank, causing surprises and clashes. Isheeta, a wealthy woman, watches her housekeeper, Seema, and her husband in voyeuristic moments. When Seema discovers Isheeta's voyeuristic stare, their fatal paths cross.

Sex with Ex - Sujoy Ghosh's part isn't as good as the other ones. Even though Vijay Varma and Tamannaah Bhatia's kiss and chemistry have gotten a lot of attention, the movie fails to interest or hold the audience's attention. Both stars, who are known for their acting skills and screen appeal, give performances that are surprisingly average. The characters don't have much depth, and their conversation doesn't stick with you. Even though the episode starts out well, it loses its way and ends up being boring and uninteresting.

Tilchatta - Kajol and Kumud Mishra shine in Amit Sharma's section. The story's dark twist adds suspense. It explores a character who thinks he deserves money, power, and bodies. Kumud Mishra plays a stern, indebted palace owner. Kajol is the most meek, but she's suffered the most, and even when she's brave, fate doesn't favour her. She's excellent onscreen and speaks a lot with little.A sex worker subplot provides depth and expands the piece beyond relationship sexual violence. The director deserves credit for postponing the conclusion, generating suspense.

Verdict: Falling short of emotional depth and genuine connection

Rating: 2.5 / 5.0

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