Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
Story by: Alankrita Shrivastava
Producer: Prakash Jha
Screenplay: Alankrita Shrivastava, Gazal Dhaliwal, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Jagat Singh Solanki
Ratings : ***
Wondering why to watch Lipstick Under My Burkha, check these Reasons
Of late, there has been a paradigm shift in Indian cinema. Thanks to movies like Lipstick Under My Burkha, a movie which is based on a completely different concept, which the country needs to watch. However, the film has entered into bad books in India despite bagging applauds from international film fraternity. The fact of the matter is the film LUMB discusses some bold issues, which the Indian Censor Board finds difficult to digest giving many reasons to block the film. However, the film gives enough reasons to catch once it finally hits the theatres in India. If you are still wondering why you need to catch this film, the following reasons can propel you to do the same:
Because the censor board stops you to catch it
The Indian Cinema has embarked with lots of brilliant unconventional movies, which Indians have missed catching up due to country’s rigid rules of censor board asking some bizarre changes in it. If you want such unconventional movies to be made again and watched in Indian screens, catching this film in big number can make a great difference.
Because it is a “lady-oriented” film, which apparently means gender equality
If you remember, the censor board has alleged that the film is entirely ladies oriented movie, which talks about the chauvinist mindset prevailing in the board since ages. They have rejected this film with this objection stating that the film is all about ladies oriented stories and their fantasy above life. They call it contagious having intimate scenes, with loads of abusive and cuss words being used apart from the B Grade stuff shown in it that can hamper the balance of the society. Ironically, the board accepts the other way around for the commercial films made on similar issues with men at the centre. Well, with this film, time to cheer for girls and stand for gender equality.
It has bagged several international accolades winning hearts of countless souls catching up the film
Though the film is facing tough time from Indian Censor Board for its release, the fact of the matter is, it has won numerous prestigious awards from reputed groups all across the world. It has been screened not less than 29 different nations and has won around 10 international film festivals awards, which are as under:
- At Tokyo International Film Festival it has bagged Spirit of Asia Prize
- At London Asian Film Festival the Standout Performance and Best Film
- At Glasgow International Film Festival the movie has bagged the Audience Award Best Film
- At New York Indian Film Festival it has bagged the Best Actress award for Konkona Sen Sharma
- At Films des Femmes Creteil bagging the Best Feature Film
- At Ottawa Indian Film Festival it has bagged the Best Achievement in Acting Award
- At Cines del Sur it has bagged the Granada Film Festival for the category of Best Feature Audience Award
- Back in India in the Mumbai Film Festival it has bagged the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality
- At CinemAsia Film Festival it has bagged the Best Feature Audience Choice
The exceptional star cast
This film is produced under the banner of Prakash Jha Productions, who is a veteran filmmaker in B Town. He is known for giving some of the best movies including Rajneeti, Chakravyuh, Aarakshan and Satyagraha to name a few. He is known for getting one of the best star cast for his film and Lipstick Under My Burkha is certainly not an exception. So, when we have some of the most talented actress like Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah and Plabita Borthakur of B Town along with theatre actress Aahana Kumra together you are bound to get something exceptional. All thanks to veteran and award winning filmmakers like Jha who has carved his niche hard in giving some of the best movies in B Town with powerful cast and crew.