Undoubtedly, one of the most awaited films of this year is a movie which has had more than its fair share of fights with authorities (sometimes we wonder if the fights were even fair) is Alankrita Srivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha, which tells the story of four women, who, in order to explore their desires, begin leading secret lives.
The film, for the last six months or so, was being denied certification as, according to the censor board, the film was said to be “lady oriented” (Like that’s a crime), the was about “a woman’s fantasy about life” (like having fantasies is a sin) the film had “contagious sexual scenes” (Like it’s the first time a film has ever had those), which in turn has made this film the one which should not be seen (like that has ever stopped us in the past)
While the film wasn’t even being considered for a release on its home ground, it went on to bag around 11 International awards in multiple film festivals across the globe. The list of accolades garnered by the film goes to show that Lipstick Under My Burkha (LUMB for short) is so much more than a film. It’s a much-needed conversation that every Indian woman needs to have in order to get in touch with their true self. It’s a voice that the fairer sex of this country needs. It is a revolt against the kind of Mindset the society holds even in this day and age
These are only two main topics that the film (and its unique poster) signifies. Here are a few more reasons as to why this movie should be on your “Must Watch” list on the weekend following its release.
The CBFC seemingly had some MAJOR issues with the film! Generally, any film that has been worth watching is something our certification board has almost ALWAYS had a problem with!
The film, apart from being a complete entertainer package, will give an insight into the mental workings, innate desires and passions that a woman holds and the level to which a woman can go to achieve what she wants.
To the women: This film will speak to you and probe you in ways you could have probably never imagined so that you could find your inner-self. Come what may, this is a movie you must watch, as it is for you as much as it for the self-proclaimed guardians of womanhood.
From what we understand, the narrative of this film will ultimately lead to taking VERY SERIOUS digs at the society in ways that almost everyone could relate to. This movie is not only going to be the voice for the woman but for all who want to revolt at anything they feel is wrong.
In the end, the team of Lipstick Under My Burkha coming up with a release date signifies that maybe, just maybe, our certification board is FINALLY altering the way it thinks. So, there is a ray of hope.
We are certain that this film is going to be one helluva cinematic experience!