Never thought that the Censor Board could be worse in Decision-making. Here, I would like to share the news and views of “This Lady Oriented Movie”.
“Lipstick Under My Burkha”, is a feminist drama by Alankrita Shrivastava, which projects boldly the sexual adventures of four women in a small town, this flick has been denied certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). And now, will tell you the reason and you will be stunned with a lame reason behind the rejection.
Producer Prakash Jha and the film’s director, Alankrita, were told by the CBFC that they cannot certify the film because: “The story is lady oriented, their fantasy above life. There are contentious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society, hence film refused under guidelines 1(a), 2(vii), 2(ix), 2(x), 2(xi), 2(xii) and 3(i).” – Huffington Post
Prakash Jha, producer of the flick “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, told Mumbai Mirror, “As a country, we must encourage freedom of expression but the CBFC refusing to certify films that tell uncomfortable stories discourages filmmakers from pushing the envelope.”
The flick makers are waiting for the official letter from the Revising Committee after which they would like to approach the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) to ensure a certification for the movie and can be released with less drama involved.
But before that, people have already started supporting them through twitter:
It is so unfortunate but certainly not surprising, the infamously ridiculous CFBC has rejected certification for… https://t.co/H83YsOGXJA
— Women Making Films (@wmfindia) February 23, 2017
Censor Board is refusing to certify Konkona Sen starrer 'Lipstick under my burkha'. This ridiculously cautious entity must be scrapped!
— Sangita Nambiar (@Sanginamby) February 23, 2017
— सात्विक स्नोब (@NotSoSnob) February 23, 2017
Though the flick is getting objections from the board, the trailer is going viral all over the country…
While the flick is being opposed by the board, it has reached its honour all over the world.
Lipstick Under My Burkha has earned recognition at Mumbai Film Festival and also various festivals abroad – Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality at MAMI and Spirit of Asia award at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Photo Courtesy: Huffington Post