The Lipstick revolution is taking over the social media and the country as well, but is it for a good reason? After a ridiculous long Battle with the director Alankrita Shrivastava’s film Lipstick Under My Burkha finally released. We watched the movie to understand what it so ‘lady oriented’ that the film was ‘deemed inappropriate’ and what we found were a lot of scenes that are very shocking indeed, but instead of those heartbreaking scenes, these ones are what making the society extremely uncomfortable.
This is a film that trumpets out its sex, it is content in being a girl’s version of the archetypical boy’s locker-room picture.
The biggest disappointments of the movie are it sex scenes. Devoid of any heat, photographed in the most unimaginable manner and their emerges the shallowness of this film that turns women liberation into a dissertation topic and infuses it with no feelings at all. This is the movie that wants revolutions, but is not willing to go through the grind by the end, by the virtue of a cycle but what they liberated from is sex itself.
Despite all the claims it makes about a woman’s right to express herself completely, this is an apologetic film that doesn’t even know how to frame a women’s body, it isn’t that airy enough.
Visually the film has no lift and neither does it successfully convey the everyday grit of its characters. Scenes are trimmed a way just before they can hit their emotions peaks.
Large part of the film built as a defiant reactions, symbolising by absurd reasoning of the Central Board of Certificate saying “Too lady oriented” and “Contagious Sex” were allegation that were thrown by CBFC.
‘Lipstick under my Burkha’ is not a revolution ” Ratna Pathak Shah. The movie was embraced by the social media with fans joining the hashtags trend of “Lipstick rebellion” But actress Ratna says it would be wrong to call the film revolution just yet.
“The 60 year old actress who faced trouble with the censor board for its bold subject with many criticising it for being regressive towards the movie.
“If there is any revolution with the film it will reflect later as change always takes place. Our film is not a revolution, its not even a rebellion. We are just beginning.