CAST:Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur
DIRECTION: Alankrita Shrivastava
DURATION:1 hour 58 minutes
Prakash Jha may have produced Lipstick Under My Burka, but it is Mr. Pahlaj Nihalani who has generated all the noise that the film needed to ahead of its release. Obstruction – and the resultant resistance by the makers – have raised the film’s status to that of an all-out banner of revolt against stupidity. That is a huge burden to carry, but it sits rather lightly on Lipstick Under My Burka thanks to the director’s ability to offer us a brand of feminism that does its number without whipping up a gratuitous froth.
Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava does something uncommon in Lipstick Under My Burkha—she finds compelling stories where you thought none would exist; in the prosaic lives of four ordinary women in Bhopal, rather in the secret lives, they lead as a reaction against the every day repressions. It’s in the furtive, parallel world that they can truly be their real selves, with total freedom and abandonment, and can seize happiness with both hands. It’s where they can brew a million mutinies against any tyranny or subjugation