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‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to release in India

Written by Komal

After a long struggle for approval from the Censor Board “Lipstick Under My Burkha” is finally going to release on July 28.

“Lipstick Under My Burkha” is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha. The film stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur in lead roles along with Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and Jagat Singh Solanki. The trailer of film was released on 14 October 2016. The film premiered at the Tokyo and Mumbai Film Festivals, where it won the Spirit of Asia Prize and the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality. In January 2017, the Central Board of Film Certification refused to certify the film, because of its lady-oriented story and their fantasies about life.

But now the Feminist Drama Lipstick Under My Burkha is cleared for a theatrical release in India after the country’s Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), decided that the film can be issued an adult certificate, equivalent to an NC-17 rating. “There cannot be any embargo on a film being women oriented or containing sexual fantasies and expression of the inner desires of women,” the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) said. It ruled that Lipstick Under My Burkha was suitable for anyone aged 18 and over and gave the film an adult certificate.

Ekta Kapoor comes now as on-board as presenter and pan-India distributor of the film. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the information as he wrote, “Not Balaji Motion Pictures, but Ekta Kapoor’s other company ALT Entertainment to present #LipstickUnderMyBurkha… 28 July 2017 release.”

The story is about four small town Indian women between the ages of 18-55 – A burkha clad college girl, a young beautician, a mother of three and an aging widow – who decide to assert their personal and sexual rights. IMDb gave 7.3 stars out of 10 to this movie.



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