Ever since the trailer of Lipstick Under My Burkha released, it has been creating lots of buzz on social media and other popular channels. Even though, the trailer got released long time ago but it took the movie few months to get permission for official release in India. The 2017 Indian movie is being appreciated on global level and getting positive reviews from viewers and critics.
Lipstick Under my Burkha is the story of four women from different backgrounds confronting almost similar issues. There is a college going teenager who wishes to explore the youth life and is furious about all the rules society has created for women. Apart from her, there is a young beautician seeking freedom, a neglected housewife and a mother of three who wants to get out of her regular routine and a 55 years old woman who is a widow and gets along with her sexual desires. At the end, every woman is trapped in her own world.
Let’s have a look at following factors that give us a definite reason to watch lipstick under my Burkha:
- Appreciation at global Level for its Concept
It’s quite ironic that a movie that won international awards before release, had to struggle with CBFC in India. As I have already described, the trailer of the movie was released on YouTube by the makers few months ago. But, the movie was released just few days ago. Meanwhile, the movie succeeded to fetch noteworthy recognition and accolades on global levels.
Lipstick Under My Burkha was premiered in 29 countries and grabbed 10 international awards for the best feature film. In addition to this, the movie won best film audience award in Glasgow international film festival, best achievement in acting award in Ottawa Indian film festival and spirit of Asia prize in Tokyo International film festival. This is just the beginning and appreciation isn’t over yet.
- Extremely Talented Cast & Crew
I would like to start with Ratna Pathak Shah, one of the finest theatre actresses. Her old shows clearly implicate that she totally nails every role she is given. And then, we have Konkona Sen Sharma who is a national film award winner. She recently grabbed the best actress award for Lipstick under My Burkha. Above all, the movie is produced by Prakash Jha who is known for offering a variety of realistic Hindi movies.
- It Tells the Story of Women who Suppress their Feelings
Even though, our society is being developed with a remarkable pace but it’s not enough yet. There is a part of our society that still believes in dominating women. No matter what, women are still criticized for no valid reasons. This is the reason why women suppress their feelings and almost never reveal their desires. In some cases, they even try to come out of the shell and pursue their desires.
- Distinctively Close to Reality
Let’s face the fact that Bollywood movies are criticized all over the world for being typecast and impractical. Indian cinema needs to promote such movies in order to complete with others. Besides, such movies bring the reality of our society in front of people and that’s how some people get to face the mirror of their wrong-doings.
- Story Picks Some of the Most Untouched Issues of the Society
I should mention that Bollywood makers do make women oriented movies at bigger scales. But, Lipstick Under My Burkha is utterly different from all those flicks. Generally, these movies talk about crimes against women, their rights and empowerment. On the other hand, this flick talks about women’s ambitions, their desires and all limitations that society have set for them.
- Uncanny Relevance
Bollywood is known for serving fantasy on viewers’ plate with lots of unrealistic crap. Interestingly, there are some movies that don’t follow the same pattern and Lipstick Under My Burkha is one of them. The movie rather portrays the depth of suppression Indian women go through at every stage of their life.
Usually, it is hard for a person to relate herself/himself with a regular Hindi movie character. But, women from different age class can easily connect with the story of this movie. At the end, this movie is all about reality, relevance and rights of women.
- Objection of Censor Board
Probably, this is not the first movie that CBFC (central board of film certification) put objection on. There are numerous movies that got banned or delayed by the board for its bold content. But, Lipstick Under My Burkha brings to you a completely different aspect of women in society. The board disapproved several parts in the movie including some dialogues, sounds and scenes. Thankfully, the movie managed to survive in hard situations.
If you are sick of typical Bollywood masala movies, then Lipstick Under My Burkha is surely a relief for you. Apart from this, the movie is a treat for those who totally neglect the content with no rationale. I hope I have given you enough reasons to watch and appreciate the movie and its complete cast and crew.