Another woman centric film, Lipstick Under My Burkha is worth every minute of watching time.
I personally could not find anything that needed such drastic action by our censors where thankfully common sense seems to have eventually prevailed and the film certified for release. And I love the advertising poster giving the finger to the censor as it were!
It is a story about four women under stifling conditions living as neighbours in Bhopal. There is no fairy tale or tragic ending to it and that is part of the beauty of the film. It is rare to see such an ending.
That the story revolves around four disparate and desperate women two of whom are Hindus and the other two Muslims, has nothing to do with the reality of the situations so vividly shown.
Bhopal where the action takes place has always held a special place in my heart for its cuisine, and quaint language. The last I visited it was in 1986 and I was stunned at the difference that time has brought about to that sleepy town of my memories!
Superb acting and great direction makes for a very interesting viewing experience. The absence of too many song and dance routines so common with Indian films, made it all the more a worthwhile experience.
All in all, a wonderful film worth a five star rating and one that I recommend to all my readers.