Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is another attempt in showing the world, women’s fantasies from a woman’s perspective. Be it their role in society or talking about their sexual desire the movie focuses on different aspects of Dolly and Kitty’s lives.
Alankrita Shrivastava’s previous directorial project, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ had a similar tone in the storyline. But in DKAWCS, she aimed at showing so many together that the ending became a little messy. It did not give me time to absorb the incidents. But it was a fair attempt in showing the complexities in women’s lives that are usually not shown in mainstream cinema.
Kitty aka Kajal (Bhumi Pednekar) works at a call center that aims at satisfying men’s sexual desire on phone calls. One day her brother in law calls at the call center and gets to know that Kitty works there. So, he decides to humiliate her and question her character in front of her parents. BUT, nobody asks about his character for calling a place so ‘cheap’.
There’s also a scene where people are talking about dowry, but they say that it’s not dowry. It’s a gift from the in-laws. REALITY OF MANY!
In Dolly’s office, she’s the only female in the room.
So guess what?
She makes tea for everyone. Also, her colleagues just assume that she works as a hobby, not for her career.
Another scene where Kitty wears a ‘revealing’ top and goes to a party. She then thinks that it was her clothes that gave people a bad idea.
We’re still talking about it because it’s still happening. We’ve finally started to talk about it in our daily life. And it feels great. But it is not enough! No matter how many posts we share on social media, this problem is greater than it looks like.
This sequence might be a little familiar to you from Bombay Talkies (2013).
Dolly’s (Konkona Sen Sharma) son likes stuff that ‘girls are supposed to like’. He plays with dolls, likes to wear makeup, and is fond of dresses.
One of my favorite scenes from the movies is when his school organizes two trips: a rail museum for boys and a doll museum for girls. But he didn’t want to go to the rail museum because he likes dolls. And his father (Aamir Bashir) blames the mother for the child’s ‘abnormal behavior’. But with time, it’s his mother who understands him, FINALLY!
Have you watched ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’ yet?
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