“Lipstick under my Burkha” The Burka and the lipstick both incarnate a solitary notion of feminine character in a very paradoxical tone. One speaks about a subjugated reality veiled under by macho ideologies of society and the other exemplifies a more enticing, liberated entity yearning to be the real self, unpretentious, free, without any gender specific regulations...a mere human spirit enjoying the primal instinct not at all underneath the piles of blanket thrown over to hush the escatatic moans.
Ratna Pathak Shah believes this film to be away from the conventional median, it is a leap from the destined sketch designed by the society about female sexual ardour. It is a journey, a realisation, a feeling, a smouldering wish underneath the covers to relive and enjoy the basic instinct without any underlined phrase.
As a Man, as an animal, as tree, as a bird, as a human and as CREATED by NATURE.
The story of Alankrita Srivastava’s “Lipstick under my Burkha” is all about four women, heaving high in ecstatic moaning in every act they do in life. Ratna Pathak Shah plays a woman in her fifties clinging to the different layers of her femininity, quintessentially bolder from the norms. Pathak talks about the film, the unconventional storyline rebukes the stereotypical stigmas attached to feminine mannerism bestowed by the society. The film depicts the tangled mindset of our generation which is engrained in patriarchal aroma.
The release date of the movie is on 21st July. This film has an innate flavour of contemporary new age film making genre. The film promises to intellectually stimulate many sane minds and also bring a disgusted sigh for many who always have a say about the ethical jurisdiction about everything from a lipstick smudged lip to a nail paint supposed to entice men....even the skirts flirted with shameless moves according to them.
The actor also felt that Alankrita had devised the script keeping Pathak in mind. The very script had the appeal to be a part of the film journey. A well written script on female emancipation made Shah fall in love with the story and sign as a main protagonist. Usha is the character who attempts to learn swimming at a ripe age, that surely knocked Shah as she herself has a fear of water.
The actor feels that women would specifically turn the wheels for this movie, by embracing their bolder version; the burqua and the shade have many undertones and revelations to be contoured. The women in this film have been portrayed just as “women”....Burkha and lipstick both have their own story line... story about female entity, story about life, story about 'herself' .....the film has just deciphered that in a deeper connotation