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Noble intentions, great performances, but underwhelming watch

DNMUM392856 | 7/21/2017 | Author : Harshada Rege | WC :362

Movie Review

Lipstick Under My Burkha ***
Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sensharma, Plabita Borthakur, Aahana Kumra, Vikrant Massey
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava

What it’s about: Lipstick Under My Burkha is about four women from Bhopal who are struggling to find and express their voice, in a world hell-bent on muting them. There’s Rehana (Plabita Borthakur), a college student and wannabe musician who is forced to work at her family’s tailoring shop, Leela (Aahana Kumra) is engaged to a boy selected by her mother, and is dating a photographer. Shireen (Konkona Sensharma) is a burkha-clad saleswoman who is treated as little more than a sex toy by her husband. The fourth, and probably the most fascinating character, is that
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