The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017 will open with one of the much talked about films of the year, Lipstick Under My Burkha.
The festival will be screening 60 films this year in 20 languages, which have been curated beautifully to sync with the central theme of diversity.
The movie has been directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, and the film has a powerful starcast which includes Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur.
In spite of being banned in India, the film went on to earn rave reviews all around the world. Unfortunately it got stuck amidst a bad controversy with the censor board in India leading to the ban of the film in the country.
Though after it was taken to the court, the film was cleared off finally for a pan India release. Director Alankrita Srivastava and lead actor Konkona Sen Sharma will be attending the festival in Melbourne.
The film has already done several rounds in many festivals around the world. Though it will get screened in Australia for the first time, both makers and audience are eagerly looking forward to it.