Movie Lipstick Under My Burkha review: Don’t expect a film about sex
Fashion & Style   Friday, July 21, 2017 IST
 
Movie Lipstick Under My Burkha review: Don’t expect a film about sex

Movie Lipstick Under My Burkha review: Don’t expect a film about sex

Lipstick Under My Burkha
Director: Alankrita Srivastava
Cast: Ratna Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey
Rating: 3.5/5

After a long and questionable fight with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Alankrita Srivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha at last hits theaters on Friday.

With all the shout around it, you would expect a film that is about sex. But, this isn't.

Lipstick Under My Burkha is a basic anecdote around four ladies and their fantasies - of money related freedom, of turning into an artist, of moving to a major city and of essentially, appreciating life. The way that these longings stay avoided the general public makes their yearnings appear like brave outings. Lipsticks, in the film, are these yearnings while the patriarchal society is the Burkha.

The film does not noisily cheer woman's rights or as CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani calls it, “lady-oriented”. Alankrita picks an unobtrusive story style to reveal to us the stories of four distinct ladies who are battling a male bullhead society and attitude. What's more, in that lies the magnificence of Lipstick Under My Burkha which is set in a residential area.

Alankrita demonstrates an extremely relatable and credible Bhopal in her motion picture and her characters are on the whole practical. They have their own arrangement of little, yet, aggravating issues managing the male-overwhelmed society.

Shireen (Konkona) is a housewife who works a salesgirl yet needs to conceal her employment from her significant other (Sushant). Bua jee otherwise known as Usha (Ratna) is a 55-year-old lady rendered without wants in view of her age however appreciates perusing delicate porn covered up in her religious books.

Leela (Aahana) is a free-lively lady who feels choked in the residential community of Bhopal and utilizations her sexuality to control the men throughout her life. Rihanna (Plabita) is a youthful school young lady who venerates Miley Cyrus and needs to take after her design style. She needs to conceal her wishes of a turning into an artist under a burkha, because of her standard guardians.

Each character in the film manages various types of preferences and limitations yet in the end, they end up being the same - checking the opportunity of ladies. The residential community setting empowers the four characters to be a piece of every others' lives and inevitably meet up.

Lipstick Under My Burkha is no instructive piece on how ladies ought to be dealt with, nor is it a hard and fast war against patriarchy. The film is a stifled friendly exchange - let us discuss ladies' goals and additionally their rights, let ladies open up about their fantasies.

Lipstick under my Burkha gets a great deal of issues - from manages on ladies' garments to constrained sex in a marriage, it tends to every one of them intensely. This is a strong film not on the grounds that it discusses ladies' sexuality but rather in light of the fact that it attracts thoughtfulness regarding their wishes and issues and does as such in the most glaring hues.

Alankrita has a multitude of superb performers to help her drawing in motion picture. Be it Sushant, Konkona, Plabita, Ratna, Vikrant or Aahana, every one of them have a place with their characters and are great. This is one of those uncommon movies in which it is hard to pick a most loved however Konkona's execution ascends among them as she is the person who is not subject to others to satisfy her yearnings. Not to whine about others' fantasies as they just happen to be to such an extent that can't be finished without others' assistance.

It is ridiculous that the CBFC had issues with such a light film, to the point that simply discusses ladies sustaining their own particular wishes that cross the limits of a male-commanded society.

While the last scene of the film may work for some,I would have adored it had it been more conclusive. A conclusion to the stories would have accommodated a more positive and hopeful film, what Lipstick Under My Burkha expects to be.

This is a film you should not miss as it is not regular that Bollywood movies discuss ladies and their cravings.



 
 
'Smart Sticker' detects, prevents sexual assault in real time
Fashion & Style   Friday, July 21, 2017 IST
 

'Smart Sticker' detects, prevents sexual assault in real time

New Delhi: A MIT researcher has built up a wearable gadget that can recognize and help prevent sexual assault in real time.

The gadget, named a 'smart sticker', can be appended to any bit of garments, associating with an application on the wearer's telephone by means of Bluetooth.

The sticker can issue cautions by radiating a trouble flag, while additionally conveying a content to one of every five contacts.

"For the sake of security, commonly ladies have been advised to quit working, or made a request to be inside, and I consider rather requesting that they be inside, we ought to have more wellbeing for them,' Manisha Mohan, an analyst in MIT Media Lab who refers to her own encounters as an understudy in India, clarifies in a video on the innovation.

Watch the video!

The sticker is made of four layers and works either in dynamic or uninvolved modes.

The dynamic mode is for the casualties who are oblivious or can't battle against the attacker, or inebriated. The inactive mode is for the casualty who can utilize the security system themselves.

Whenever tried, the two modes were found to discharge trouble signs to keep an ambush continuously.

The gadget has been tried on around 70 individuals by Intrepid and observed it to be non-meddlesome.



 
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