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Lipstick Under My Burkha-Patriarchy is slapped hard

The Fire of Feminism by Himel Choudhury TLR Rating: 8 Reels. The Premise Alankrita Shrivastava was a pretty unknown figure before ‘Lipstick under My Burkha’ made the headlines earlier this year. Only into her second feature, the courageous lady decided to make a film which would shake the very roots of the hypocritical Indian society. Patriarchy is


Love in Times of Infidelity  by Himel Choudhury TLR Rating: 8 Reels.     The plot-line evolving around forbidden liaisons has been common in the film industry since ages. Weaving this concept attracts the audience but it is hard to accept in reality. ‘Dosar’ (The emotional companion) is one such film that brings infidelity and its

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

Love in Crisis by Himel Choudhury   TLR Rating: 8 1/2 Reels.       When the evergreen Bengali actress, Aparna Sen took her place behind the camera in 1981 for ’36, Chowringee Lane’, few had expected her to excel. True, she had effectively started her career with Satyajit Ray’s ‘Teen Kanya’ and starred in ‘Aranyer Din Ratri’


The Rare Butterfly by Himel Choudhury   TLR Rating: 8 Reels.       Evergreen Rituparno Ghosh is rapidly ascending my list of favorite directors with every movie I watch. Quite underrated among them is ‘Titli’ - a small yet beautiful film with an enlarging vision. The movie brings forth a lot of interesting points about adolescence, lost love and


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