Lipstick Under My Burkha has arrived in theatres a week before. Four women, based in Bhopal, their life, hidden desires (not sexual appetite), unfulfilled wish. Let’s not talk about biased front but I must say this worth your time and money.
As far as I can connect myself with this movie and tried to understand the main plot where director wanted us to reach or the hidden message he portrayed I am taking it to some other level.
The connection comes and story bound these 4 women’s as neighbours. Ratna Pathak Shah’s ‘Buaaji’ and her desires, Shireen (Konkona Sensharma) and her helplessness, Leela (Aahana Kumra) and her desperate love, Rihana (Plabita Borthakur) a mute teenager
Buaaji is authoritative middle-aged widow and nevertheless she is spending her life for goods of her family until the day she finds her own desires which she thinks she is going to get it. Shireen a mother of 3 children’s helplessly becoming a pliant bed-warmer for her husband until the day she will start taking her decisions without any fear. Leela is a desperate lover, and doesn’t care who knows it, and is just doing everything from showing her love to being a sexual creature. And the youngest Rihana who is struggling to speak, (basically to live her life as she wants).
What the film says is something we’ve always known but may be not ready to see the insides so this time we have to see ‘’lipstick under my burkha’’ – bahar se nahi.
Each one has been chosen well, and has a definite role and characters, Bollywood has lot more worthy to show and its one of them.
Bow to Prakash Jha, director and the entire cast and crew.