Friday, 21 July 2017

‘Lipstick under my Burkha’ Movie Review – Dark, Bitter and Delicious. Must Watch

‘Lipstick under my Burkha’ Movie Review – Dark, Bitter and Delicious. Must Watch
Alankrita Shrivastava the director takes you into the realm of the mind that craves for a chocolate that claims to be delicious but in reality it is dark and bitter. It is the mind trying to fulfill its deep dark desires. It takes a lot to come up with something like this that is gonna corner you, gonna entertain you, gonna make you smile and gonna make you feel their misery too. So apart from black, white and grey there is Red too. This red is somewhere hidden within you; its emergence is deprived either due to the society or people around you. Yet it exists. Lipstick under the Burkha brings this color on celluloid brilliantly. A rare experience Indian Cinema brings.
It is bold but not necessarily beautiful for all. It is brilliant but its appetite for intellect is high. If you have the appetite to gulp a bitter chocolate without complaining simply go for it.
Lipstick under my Burkha is not just high on entertainment it is high on the story telling too; there are four characters and though the fifth one doesn’t exist yet it successfully touches the chords of all four women weaved in their limitations; that’s the brilliance of the director in visioning this kind of narrative. She gives you Rosy apart from Leela, Shireen, Reehana and Usha. She makes Rosy crux of all these women giving wings to their dreams and what weighs down their dreams is nothing but the judgmental society.
All four the character’s shine with their deep desires not always dark yet realistic.
Usha played by Ratna Pathak Shah probably is the character that Indian cinema would not have witnessed and probably the most challenging role of what she has played so far in her career at this number. The ease at which she has pulled off playing Usha is commendable.
Konkana Sen delivers as always, as Shireen she brings her right vulnerability as a wife; and her strength as a working woman desiring the right thing or dealing with infidelity. It is the treatment of the director here that twists the nuances of the execution bringing her right chemistry and biology too with Sushant Singh Rajput.
Plabita Borthakur as Rihana shines in her performance in and out of her burkha. Aahana Kumra as Leela comes out equally strong in her skin of the character she plays seeking and sizzling with her desirable partner Vikrant Massey. Of all the men in the film, he stands out with little what men have to do in this lipstick run.
The plot is well weaved to loosen you out with the brilliant right comedy it has on the platter making you feel silly, feel crazy yet they succeed to make you laugh. It has situations where you are left with your own wisdom to decide who plays black, white or grey. The lipstick director wins your heart leaving you entertained, leaving you moved without giving you any lessons.
A must watch.
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