5 Reasons why you should watch Lipstick Under My Burkha

Well after the burden of controversies, film Lipstick Under my Burkha has finally released. A film based on a totally different concept that India really needs to watch but at the same time, it is trembling in fear – wondering if the audience is ready for it yet. The story revolves around four women of different ages – under varying degrees of patriarchal control – in the city of Bhopal. Well if you haven’t watched the movie till yet, then do watch it. I’ll give you 5 reasons why you should watch it.

1)    Because of the director

When such films are helmed by women, there is an extra layer of passion and realism to its texture. Directed by ALANKRITA SHRIVASTAVA, who believes that it’s important for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to get a theatrical release as it symbolizes a wider acceptance for women’s expression and freedom in India. And moreover, her last film, ‘Turning 30′ is one of the best women oriented films I have seen till date so how can we afford to miss this one.

2) Because the censor board didn’t want you to watch it

It wasn’t a conspiracy. The censor board thinks you are not ready to watch a film that talks about women, their freedom and their sexual desires. Let us all give the movie a wide audience reach, and make it a hit, and reminding them that it’s high time it needs to change.

3) Because of the Powerful star cast

The strong star cast Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Plabita Borthakur and Aahana Kumra gives us a very big reason to watch the movie. Then there are actors like Vikrant Massey and Sushant Singh.

4) Because of the concept

It is authentic and real in the sense of what urban Indian women endure behind closed doors in the name of tradition even in 2017. ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ has something for women of all the age groups. A teenage girl(Plabita Borthakur), an about-to-marry woman(Aahana Kumra), a housewife(Konkona Sen Sharma) and a widow(Ratna Pathak), a story of all under one umbrella. ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ has something for women of all the age groups. It shows that there’s a lot more to a woman that men need to know.

5) Because it is so relatable to us

Well till now you all have got my point that what is the film all about. The four women in the film it could be me or you and their fantasies, desires and what life throws at them. It’s about a woman’s independence, her zeal to do what her heart wants to. It’s a reflection of real life.

I think these reasons are enough that why should watch this movie.

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