Celebrating the Release of Lipstick Under My Burkha
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Claiming you desire is not making a ‘despo’ as they say … I hope I am not hurting anybody’s emotions through my words . I should rather make it clear in advance that I am not going to say ‘sorry’ if you felt bad or my words were strong enough to hurt you . The fact is my creative world is my territory of hope, sanity and salvation ,but that never really dared to murder the dormant rebell within me . I must say each of us have our own rights to go for what we want, and discover what we crave …
When I first came to know about Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha I was excited . As you all know the word ‘lipstick' itself excites me like crazy . I must say after watching the trailers my initial interest was generated … but the official poster literally was enough to win my heart . I cannot describe in words how much I was inspired and moved by the official poster . The symbolic reprentation and signfying the same with lipstick design literally impressed me … And offcourse yellow nail paint .. it is feminine and positivity generating at the same time .
Being a 90’s kid I always loved listening to F.M I remember listening to a color therapist on A.I.R F.M rainbow… they say if you use a yellow colored table cloth for study table it attracts positive energy and results in hike in concetration … I am not sure about the concentration factor, but I would definitely say postivity has a strong bond with yellow … so when I saw yellow nail color in the poster,memories of those color therapy days flashed in my memory .
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I must say the word ‘ lipstick ‘ attracted my attention not only because I am lipstick lover . But ‘Lipstick’ itself is strong steaming member of the brigade that stands for feminism . Yes I know I am sounding a little dumb ..when I am saying this . Truly if we plunge into the topic a little deeper ,we can actually conclude that lipstick itself is a symbolic representation of advent of change . Satyajit Ray, notoriously known as the ‘Renaissance Man‘ of Bengal is one of the gods that Bengali film buffs worship.Ray too used the same thing ‘Lipstick ‘ to declare the advent of change and rise of feminism in 80s .
If you have seen the movie Mahanagar is based on Abataranika, a novel by Narendranath Mitra you must have already guessed what I am actually talking about .
The comparison between the good, moral domestic woman and the immoral Westernised woman is also quite stark. Ray uses the character of Edith (Vicky Redhood), an Anglo-Indian woman wearing dresses and skirts who speaks fluent English and applies lipstick on her lips, thereby abiding by the beauty standards, to compare the good woman with the bad.
I am not comparing the movies , if you have felt that I am actually drawing a comparison I am extremely sorry .
I know I am gonna sound super lame if relate to a dialougue from ‘Jungle book’ During the climax Mowghli was thinking of using his wolf trained skill ,when Bagheera adviced him to stick to his natural self and said “ Fight like human” …that’s what this concept is all about to embrace women empowerment fight like a woman not a man . You do not need to dress ,fight and protest like a man you can stand for youself having sticking to your natural self . If you flaunt your feminity you are not being wimpy or ridiculous ,rather you are celebrating yourself . The offocial poster of Lipstick under my burkha literally preaches the same . If your independence makes someone insecure let it be .It was never your problem and it should never become one . I wish all the success to Lipstick Under My Burkha Team ..I wish beside the awards the movie also makes huge success in box office . I am pretty excited about the this movie releasing on 21st July 2017 ...what about you all ?