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Box Office: Lipstick Under My Burkha collects 30 lakhs in Week 4; total collections at Rs. 19.17 cr

19 August 2017 5:57 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The Alankrita Shrivastava directed film Lipstick Under My Burkha starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Ratna Pathak, Vikrant Massey and Sushant Singh released a little over three weeks ago. After facing initial censorship trouble in India the film which was lauded overseas hit screens opened to mixed reactions. However despite this the film took off on aRead More

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Prakash Jha Productions’ highly acclaimed film – Lipstick Under My Burkha licensed by Amazon Prime Video exclusively

16 August 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Amazon today announced an exclusive content deal with Prakash Jha Productions for the exclusive premiere of the award-winning and much-talked about movie, Lipstick Under My Burkha, available only on Amazon Prime Video from August 15. Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive home for the feature film which will not be available for Satellite/Television broadcast. Prime members from all Saarc territories, including India, will gain access to the movie starting August 15 – within weeks of its theatrical release.

Vijay Subramaniam, Director – Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video India, said, “Films like Lipstick Under My Burkha with powerful messages, delivers on our promise to bring the best and exclusive Indian and global content, including those remarkable feature movies that have won numerous accolades across the globe and are must-watch stories. Amazon is happy to associate with Prakash Jha to bring this film exclusively on Prime Video for our customers.”

Prakash Jha, Producer, »

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Not enough honesty in on-screen representation of women: Konkona Sensharma

10 August 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | The News Minute | See recent The News Minute news »

By Sugandha Rawal

The world of Indian cinema might be brimming with stories and may be churning out about 1,000 films a year, but Konkona Sensharma feels it still needs to find a balance on the gender scale. The critically acclaimed actress-director says there are not enough female filmmakers and varied roles for women. »

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Box Office: Lipstick Under My Burkha collects Rs. 68 lakhs on Day 12, total Rs. 16.04 cr

2 August 2017 12:08 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Lipstick Under My Burkha starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumar, Ratna Pathak, Vikrant Massey and Sushant Singh after having initial censorship trouble hit screens sans much issues. In fact the film opened on a good note and even witnessed growth over its opening weekend at the domestic box office. Now in its second week running,Read More

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Box Office: Lipstick Under My Burkha collects Rs. 64 lakhs on Day 11, total 15.36 cr

1 August 2017 12:37 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The much talked about Alankrita Shrivastava directed film Lipstick Under My Burkha released over a week ago. After initially facing censorship issues the film which was lauded overseas finally hit screens in India. Starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumar, Ratna Pathak, Vikrant Massey and Sushant Singh, though wasn’t never really expected to be a boxRead More

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Omg! Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin starrer Scholarship stalled due to financial crisis

27 July 2017 5:50 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

She played an integral role in Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut A Death In The Gunj. Now when power packed performer Kalki Koechlin will share screen space with another power packed performer Konkona Sen Sharma for Scholarship, the film is caught in jeopardy – courtesy, lack of funding. Directed by Raman Bhardwaj, reportedly the shootRead More

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Box Office Report: Lipstick Under My Burkha shines on brightly!

24 July 2017 4:07 AM, PDT | FilmiPop | See recent FilmiPop news »

The cat is out of the bag and over the censor’s scanner and this lipstick is truly a favourite shade of the audiences! Alankrita Srivastava’s film Lipstick Under My Burkha, which stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Plabita Borthakur and Ahana Kumra in the leads finally released in about 300 screens on 21st July. Ditributed by Ekta Kapoor, the movie opened to positive reviews and raked up close to 1.22 Crore on the first friday itself. The movie's collections stand at 5.80 Crore till now. The film has been immensely praised by both the critics and the audiences alike for the society’s viewpoint of the not talked about and hidden desires and female sexuality. Be it Ratna Pathak Shah’s brilliant performance or the terrific storyline, it garnered a great thumbs up from all over. This comes at the time when the number of cuts demanded by the censor board is making news. »

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“Lipstick Under My Burkha deserves a rousing ovation” – A Subhash K Jha Review

22 July 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Starring Ratna Pathak Shah , Konkona Sen Sharma, Ahana Kumra, Plobota Borthakur

Directed by Alankrita Shrivstava

An inherently murky claustrophobic air pervades this inconsistently brilliant hardhitting raunchy ‘ram’-com, very conscious of its responsibilities as post-feminist cinema on women’s powerment.

Here is a film that deserves a rousing ovation for bringing out the sexual fantasies and other unspoken yearnings of four middleclass women in a non-metropolitan milieu eking each out an exciting existence from the hard brutal raw material of her inert life.

But the film falls short of being genre-defining. Shrivastava whose earlier and only film Turning 30 only hinted at the post-feminist explosion of Lipstick Under The Burkha, takes charge with an all-knowing confidence of four women from different walks of life and belonging to separate generations.

Perhaps to offset the mess that they make of their lives, the lineup of women is a little too tidy and symmetrical. »

- Subhash K Jha

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Box Office: Worldwide collections and day wise break up of Lipstick Under My Burkha

22 July 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

On Friday July 21, we saw the release of the much-in-the-news new-age film Lipstick Under My Burkha. Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, it stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Plabita Borthakur and Aahana Kumra. In this special report, we take a look at the worldwide collections of the film Lipstick Under My Burkha while breakingRead More

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Lipstick Under My Burkha Movie Review

21 July 2017 4:29 AM, PDT | Film Companion | See recent Film Companion news »

Alankrita Shrivastava's film starring Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur has moments that you’ve probably never seen in a Hindi film »

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Lipstick Under My Burkha

21 July 2017 2:42 AM, PDT | Film Companion | See recent Film Companion news »

Watch Sucharita Tyagi's Not A Movie Review of Lipstick Under My Burkha, a movie starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh and Vikrant Massey. The movie is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava. »

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Team Lipstick Under My Burkha Interview with Anupama Chopra

6 July 2017 4:57 AM, PDT | Film Companion | See recent Film Companion news »

The team behind Lipstick Under My Burkha - Ratna Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma & director Alankrita Shrivastava address the censorship controversies the film faced resulting in its delayed release »

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The ‘Lipstick Rebellion’: A movement started by ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ women!

6 July 2017 2:10 AM, PDT | FilmiPop | See recent FilmiPop news »

Bollywood’s most controversial and the most unabashed women are raising their finger up in a rebellion and you should do it too! After facing all the bans and winning international acclaim and awards, the ladies from the Lipstick gang are back with a bang and this time, they are shoving off the naysayers like a total boss! When the new, bold and fresh trailer was launched, we knew, we absolutely had to watch this movie. In an exciting way to promote the film, the makers and the cast of the film have come up with a new way to celebrate its release, the leads raising their finger up with a lipstick behind, fighting the patriarchy. What a great move! In a number of posts shared by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures, the ladies from the film, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra can be seen posing with the lipstick. »

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Baahubali: The Lost Legends, Death in the Gunj, Hindi Medium, and Badrinath ki Dulhaniya on Amazon Prime

30 June 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Amazon Prime Video presents the latest and best entertainment for its viewers and their newest Indian film releases are really exciting! Get ready to be transported into an emotional journey filled with comedy, drama, action, adventure and romance.

Viewers will get to experience a whole new level of drama with the all new episodes of Baahubali: The Lost Legends, created by the legendary SS Rajamouli, every Friday. Baahubali: The Lost Legends looks into the The legendary sword of Katappa. It has been shattered but does the legend of the man extend beyond his sword? Watch the latest episode of Baahubali: The Lost Legends for answers.

The temperature will further soar with the sizzling chemistry of Varun Dhawan-Alia Bhatt starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya. Directed by Shashank Khaitan, the film is a dramatic love story. Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi and Vaidehi Trivedi from Kota belong to small towns but have diametrically opposite opinions on everything. »

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Trailer Watch: Four Indian Women Challenge Sexual Norms in “Lipstick Under My Burkha”

29 June 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Lipstick Under My Burkha

A trailer has landed for Alankrita Shrivastava’s “Lipstick Under My Burkha,” and the film is not shying away from the controversies that have followed it. Instead, the marketing team for the feminist comedy is reveling in all of the headlines the film has caused. The spot for the Indian film kicks off with some choice press coverage about the scandals surrounding the ensemble project, including “India Censor Denies Release of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’; Cites ‘Lady-Oriented Story.’”

The trailer deals very directly with the sexism the protagonists experience on a daily basis. “You’re the woman. Don’t try to wear the pants,” one character is told. Another is confronted by a man who tries to humiliate her for owning “dirty books” and “obscene clothes.” “Don’t you have any shame?” he yells. “You’re old as hell.”

Try as they might, the women have difficulty fulfilling their sexual appetites when they’re met with so much resistance from conservative social norms — and men intent on controlling them.

As the film’s synopsis reads, “Rehana is the titular burkha wearer who sings at open mics in defiance of her father’s warnings; Shirin is a superstar saleswoman, but must keep this triumph a secret from her faithless husband; Leela is trying to juggle a Muslim lover, a Hindu fiancé, and her dream career as a bridal consultant; and Auntie Usha secretly reads racy novels and lusts after her swimming instructor.” Two of the leads are Hindi and the other two are Muslim, but “all their stories come together” in the face of oppression.

Originally barred from screening in India because of its “sexual scenes, abusive words, [and] audio pornography,” “Lipstick Under My Burkha” centers on four very different women (Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, and Plabita Borthakur) establishing their own personal and sexual autonomy.

When the Censor Board deemed “Lipstick” inappropriate for theaters, Shrivastava — who also co-wrote the film — told us that the film’s “feminist pulse” is what caused offense. “The film explores the lives of women in a way that has perhaps not been done before in India,” she observed. “And confronting those stories and that perspective has somehow rattled [the Board]. The Censor Board, it seems, is more comfortable dealing with popular mainstream cinema. Cinema that is more often than not created through a male gaze, where women are objectified and play very peripheral roles. But more than anything the Board is not used to dealing with films where women want to have agency over their own bodies and their own desires.”

India’s Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (Fcat) eventually overruled the Censor Board’s initial decision to block the film’s release. With some voluntary edits, it was determined that “Lipstick” will play in India under an “A,” or adults certificate, the equivalent to the MPAA’s Nc-17 rating.

Lipstick Under My Burkha” has screened at fests around the world and took home the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival. It has also received the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality at the Mumbai Film Festival and the Spirit of Asia Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival. “Lipstick” hits theaters in India July 21. No word on a U.S. release date.

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Aparna Sen on her secret appearance in Konkana’s directorial debut

8 June 2017 9:58 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Konkona Sen Sharma’s A Death In The Gunj is about secrets and whispers that hover over our lives and lies that are dormant in the family history. And one family secret that Konkona and her distinguished mother filmmaker Aparna Sen share, is that Aparna has made a quiet non-visible guest appearance in her daughter’s directorial debut. That’s right. Aparna Sen is in Konkona’s much-lauded ARead More

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- Subhash K. Jha

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Women in Cannes

6 June 2017 7:11 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Anna Serner, Filminstitutet. Foto: Fredrik Sandberg/ScanpixAnna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute (Sfi) has been leading the way for gender equality on a global scale for at least the past five years and has become a sort of godmother to all the woman striving and thriving in Cannes.

She not only encouraged the collection of statistics of women filmmakers in Sweden and abroad which could then be used to calculate public funding to create parity but as been the preeminent global lobbyist. In 2016, 64% of the Sfi’s production funding when to female directors which means that from 2013–2016, Sfi funding was 50% female and 50% male. In 2017 the Sfi funding is expecte to be 40% for female directors.

50/50 by 2020 — Global Reach was held in Cannes for the second year, hosted by Sfi, Wift Nordic and the Marche and included talk with such filmmakers a Agnieszka Holland and Jessica Hausner, a presentation by »

- Sydney Levine

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“A Death in The Gunj: Konkona’s Remarkable Directorial Debut” – A Subhash K Jha Review

2 June 2017 10:29 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

A Death In The Gunj

Starring Vikrant Massey, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Gulshan Devaiah, Tillotama Shome, Om Puri, Tanuja

Written & Directed by Konkona Sen Sharma

It’s hard to define the mood of unrehearsed foreboding and a vague sense of doom that is built into Konkona Sen Sharma’s fragile yet ferocious family-on-a-disastrous-hillstation-holiday film.

If one didn’t know better, one would classify A Death In The Gunj as a whodunit. An Agatha Christie novel condensed into two hours of layered crisp crunchy but seemingly pointless conversations where families on a lazy vacation talk nonsense, play silly games evoking dead spirits (please!) while kids and pets run around in the large crumbling family home as the house-help grumbles about the sudden surge in domestic responsibilities.

It’s a familiar scenario for a tense exploration of fissures and fractures in the joint-family system. Satyajit Ray’s Aranyar Din Ratri, more recently »

- Subhash K Jha

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A Death In The Gunj Movie Review

2 June 2017 4:55 AM, PDT | Film Companion | See recent Film Companion news »

Watch Anupama Chopra’s review of A Death in the Gunj, a movie starring Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Om Puri, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, and Ranvir Shorey. The movie is directed by Konkona Sen Sharma »

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Download The Script Of Wake Up Sid

29 May 2017 10:30 PM, PDT | Film Companion | See recent Film Companion news »

Produced by Dharma Productions, Ayan Mukerji’s debut in 2009 was a fresh coming-of-age film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma »

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