What do Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, and Dibakar Banerjee have in common? Apart from the obvious Indian origins, these directors will soon be back on stage for Ghost Stories, a Netflix anthological film that follows another collaboration between the four authors, namely Lust Stories, dated 2018.
Bollywood, the Indian cinema mecca, is now a direct competitor of the US majors: this is demonstrated by the Netflix proposal for its continuously updated catalog, deciding to entrust a new production to four Indian directors already accustomed to the anthological narration.
Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, and Dibakar Banerjee begin their artistic career in 2013 with Bombay Talkies, four short films made for the centenary of Indian cinema with a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
The real international success comes however with Lust Stories, production of 2018 on vices and virtues of the amorous relationships with the productive support of Netflix, patron also of the next Ghost Stories.
If the collective title suggests a decisive turn towards the thriller/horror, the release date of this thematic anthology that is currently in production is not yet certain. What is certain is the name of RSVP Films, a company founded by Walt Disney India under the supervision of director Ronnie Screwvala, an author who will be in charge of the production of the theme short films.
The events of Ghost Stories will be connected to each other for the topics covered until a final that really promises sparks; on balance it is a television bet that seeks to clear certain serialities from its national borders, just as it happened with La casa di carta – the debut of the third season – and the production of Luna Nera , production all Italian with typical fantasy sounds.