There are movies that are made with the intent to entertain, to make you laugh, cry, whistle and more. And then there are movies like "Lipstick Under my Burkha", that pepper all of these with a dash of rebellion. Taking on the 'crazies' who think they're the guardians of women.
Movies like "Lipstick Under My Burkha" are rare phenomenons, so rare that they deserve more than the accolades bestowed on it, they deserve to be shown to the world with no discrimination on community, gender, age or social strata.
To all the women who're constantly being told what to do, where to go, how to be - here's an answer. "It takes balls to be a woman. NOT! Women cannot be defined by male paradigms. And to all the men who are man enough to let women be... Lipstick celebrates that very spirit."
Ekta Kapoor, who is presenting the project, put up a very bold and powerful message as she unveiled the film's poster.
Here's what she says: "It takes 'balls' to b a woman! ...aaah NOT????! The way to combat good old patriarchy ... is to question it in d face !!! #lipstickundermyburkha 21july in the theatres!!"
After a 6 month battle with the censor board, after sweeping 10 awards internationally, Lipstick Under My Burkha finally hits theaters on 21st July!
The film 'they' didn't want you to watch. 'They' called it - 'audio pornography', 'sexually contagious' and deemed it 'too lady oriented'. While the chuckles from this haven't died down, neither will our voices.
From the studio that presented LSD, The Dirty Picture and Udta Punjab, Ekta Kapoor now presents "Lipstick Under My Burkha" . Produced by Prakash Jha, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, the film will release on July 21, 2017.
The cast of the film comprises of, Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur.
About Lipstick Under My Burkha: Set in the crowded lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four feisty women chasing a little piece of freedom. Though stifled and trapped in their worlds, these four women claim their desires through small acts of courage and stealthy rebellion.