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Lipstick under my burkha: the trailer is out and has flamed a fire

Lipstick under my burkha: the trailer is out and has flamed a fire

And the controversial material is back on track, with the trailer of Lipstick Under My Burkha re-becoming a YouTube sensation. The film is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and made by Prakash Jha. The film stars Konkona Sen, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur in lead roles beside Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and Jagat Singh Solanki. The film has done the festival rounds with releases at the Tokyo and Mumbai Film Festivals, where it won the award namely “Spirit of Asia Prize” and therefore the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender impartiality. Yet, within its successs lay the realms of curbed recipients; which therein led to the Central Board of Film Certification refusing to certify the film, stating, "The story is girl homeward, their fantasy higher than life. The film contains sick sexual scenes, abusive words, audio porn and a little sensitive bit regarding one explicit section of society". 

The filmmakers appealed this call to the Film Certification proceedings court (FCAT), which overruled the censor board's ruling, thereby granting the film a theatrical unleash rights. FCAT asked the filmmakers to form some cuts, largely associated with the sex scenes, at their discretion. The film is going to be free with associate degree "A" or adults certificate, similar to associate degree NC-17 rating within us, with some voluntary edits. Shrivastava told Agence-France Press: “Of course I'd have favored no cuts; however the FCAT has been very reasonable and clear. I feel that we are going to be able to unleash the film while not hampering the narrative or diluting its essence.” having set-aside a unleash for July 21, 2017.

Placed within the jammed by-lanes of the village of India, Lipstick Under My Burkha archives the key lives of four girls in search of somewhat liberty. Although suppressed and tied in their worlds, these four girls claim their wishes through little acts of bravery and concealed rebellion.

In this movie, the lead female characters struggle with problems primarily pertaining to cultural identity. There is the young adulterous artisan seeks to flee from 'simpleton' phobia present in her village; a girl wanting to become a pop singer but having restricted movement due to gender bias; or the fifty-five year old widow rediscovers her physiological property through a phone romance.

As a relatively open-minded person, this movie seems to be not just an eye-opener, but also an opportunity for viewers to see the a non-fictional interpretation of very real situations and I feel that whether controversial or not, it just needs to be watched.