This is a movie review of Lipstick Under My Burkha which was produced by Prakash Jha and Ekta Kapoor and directed by Alankrita Srivastava. The theme is bold and in your face and being a 35-year-old man, I was still embarrassed watching it with my mom on my new Amazon Firestick which is not what its supposed to be because of the heavy data usage and majority of the “channels” need to be paid for such as Netflix, Hotstar, etc but I shall keep it for another time.
|Lipstick Under My Burkha|
Trust Ekta Kapoor to sponsor stories which are unconventional, to say the least, but this one takes the cake for its promiscuous theme where the protagonists are four different, unrelated women living out their mundane conventional lives in Bhopal. The sex on show is too much for comfort according to Indian standards but what really drives you towards the movie is its ensemble star cast played by an effervescent Ratna Pathak Shah as Usha, the mid fifty loner who gets a kick out of reading pornographic novels, the ever dependable Konkona Sen Sharma as Fatima, the shining sales girl who is at the top of her game in her profession under wraps from her husband and a complete role reversal on the personal front, Aahana Kumra as Leela, the two timing fiance who cant decide between the sex or the escape with the would be hubby and finally Plabita Bothakur as Rehana who is a refreshing addition to the college going, Miley Cyrus enamoured rebellious, conservative chick living with her parents. The girls are trying to find their escape routes through their routines and eventually find solace and comfort in each other.
Watch it if you’re into sleaze, controversy and Plabita’s smile and you won’t be disappointed.