Lipstick Under My Burkha song 'Le Li Jaan' takes us on wild escapades of the four protagonists
Lipstick Under My Burkha is one film that has been in the headlines from the time the first trailer was launched last year. Produced by Prakash Jha and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, the film explores the lives of four women living in a small town, trapped in their worlds and indulging in secret pleasures of autonomy and rebellion behind the veil (literally and metaphorically).
A song from the movie, Le Li Jaan, was recently released and it has our curiosity increasing by the second. The music video has different scenes from the movie with a peppy soundtrack that ties it all together, reminding us of a Tom and Jerry-esque chase sequence. The nature of the content keeps getting more and more entertaining as the song builds up to its crescendo, leaving us hooked. There is a general sense of overall chaos, as we are taken from the adventures of one leading lady onto the escapades of the other.
Swimming lessons, hair colouring, rock-out sessions in a closed room, bar dancing, sex in enclosed spaced, inappropriate selfies— 'Le Li Jaan's' video has it all.
The films stars Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur in lead roles. The film was in headlines when the censor board raised objections over the films content and scenes saying that the film is too 'lady oriented' and filled with obscenity. While it was struggling for a release in India, the film was sweeping coveted awards everywhere else at various international film festivals.
Sharma plays a housewife with two kids, while Shah comes to terms with her own sexuality at a later stage in life. Kumra plays a girl who has too strong a personality for the small town she lives in and Borthakur plays a college-going girl who wants to be a pop-singer in an environment where girls are rebuked for wearing lipstick.
The film is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and Prakash Jha has produced it. The film is an important film not only because of its feminist connotations but also because of the brave front it put up while fighting for clearance with the CBFC. The film finally releases on 21 July, 2017.
Watch Le Li Jaan from Lipstick Under My Burkha here