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Why is Lipstick Under My Burkha a must watch this weekend?

Why is Lipstick Under My Burkha a must watch this weekend?

This Friday leave all your work and head straight to your nearby cinema halls!

  • Lipstick Under My Burkha
  • Director: Alankrita Srivastava
  • Cast: Ratna Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey

Poster of Lipstick Under My Burkha

Dear Men, Are You Listening ?

Lipstick Under My Burkha has finally hit the theatres. After a long wait and a controversial battle, the film is finally releasing on July 21.The cloud of controversies surrounding the movie seems increasing its thickness and its intensity. This movie has been criticized for being much female oriented along with its bold dialogues and scenes. The censor board of India was first to slam it and they called the movie to be fantasy above life. As if you watch the trailer of the movie, you will get to know it is a narrative of women.

The poster

This film is exactly the kind of film we need more and more. It’s deep, personal, political and powerful criteria into women’s lives. This film is more than such a feminist film rather than the real women lives their life utter transgression at a time. They are trying to show that people could see something different as wearing lipstick in not related to make-up, it shows that lipstick is the statement women.

This movie is about four women who are from Bhopal and want to live their life on their own terms and condition. But they all have one thing in common that they are rebels who don’t want to continue their ordinary lifestyle. . Lipstick Under My Burkha, the film is the upfront and it is in a very frank manner. This film shows the female desire and fantasy, it is running like a strong, vital thread through the film. Probably, you should be dreamy and Dreams can keep you alive, and age is just a number.


Let’s take a dig into the film, Hireen (Konkona Sharma) is playing a housewife character, who works as a salesgirl but she has to hide her job from her husband. Bua ji aka Usha (Ratna) is a 55-year-old woman, who has almost forgotten her name rendered devoid of desires because of her age but she enjoys reading porn hidden in her religious books. Leela (Aahana) is a free-spirited woman who feels suffocated in the small town of Bhopal, but she uses her sexuality to manipulate the men in her life. Rihanna (Plabita) is a young college going girl, who is interested in becoming a pop-star, but she has to hide her desires of a becoming a singer under a burkha, because of her orthodox parents.

Lipstick Under My Burkha, however, has addressed some serious issues of women and how women should be treated. It is the film where we can say that let us talk about women’s desires as well as their rights too, and let women come and open up about their dreams and fantasies.
This film is bold not only because it talks of women’s fantasies and sexuality but it also draws the attention to their desires and problems.

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