There’s something that has been on my mind about this one particular movie. Do read and let me know if you concur, and why not, if you don’t.
“Lipstick Under My Burkha”, produced by Prakash Jha, is an international award-winning movie that was initially banned in India. Prakash Jha is a genius filmmaker whose movies mirror the truth and reality of the society.
The movie is about four women who are living unhappy and unsatisfied lives. All they dream of is happy lives, where they are mentally, emotionally, financially and sexually contented. That movie was our mark in the society because sexual fulfilment was finally talked about; it is a vital part of our lives and it was high time someone talked about it. And the movie did. The movie was about the struggle to break the cage, dream and live.
This movie is not just about those four women; it’s the story of our society where every woman’s wishes and desires are strangulated due to conditioning and reservations and they are left to die in what I perceived as cages and darkness.
Yes, it’s true, it’s our country, every individual is ours, then why can’t their dreams be ours too? Why can’t their dreams be given a space to be spoken about? This is such a big difference.
I would highly recommend each and every woman to watch this wonderful #PINJRATOD movie.
Talking about sexuality is not shameful and sinful, let’s come out of the cage and talk. Let’s stop being judgmental about others’ emotions. Let’s stop living in a society where stigma and taboo are more important than any human being.
The youth are responsible to be the change we wish to see. We need to take responsibility because we are not the future, #WE_ARE_PRESENT.