Lipstick Under My Burkha: Sound Check

Verdict- More Situational, Less Contemporary.

After endless controversies and bans, the most debatable movie of the year, Lipstick Under My Burkha, is ready to release opposite Sabbir Khan's Munna Michael this week. Starring four talented women, Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur, the movie is all set to create a revolution from what we hear and while the wait for the movie is still on, let us meanwhile get a quick verdict on what the songs of the movie are like.

Unlike most of the songs we usually hear, the songs lack a contemporary touch and may not be to everybody's liking. The film contains only three songs which are more or less situational and have an Afghani-Pakistani touch to it. Here's what we thought of them.

Starting with the first song, Jigi Jigi, which is the adaptation of an Afghani song, this one, for a serious movie, is a rather fun track and is more of a folk-based number rendered by Malini Awasthi. Also, to suit the film of course.

Next is Ishquiya. In the melodious voice of Neeti Mohan, this one is more of a party number one can move your leg and shake your hips to. Once again, not contemporary. This one has a retro feel to it. The usage of this song in the movie will be quite interesting to see.

The final song, Le Li Jaan, which is our favorite  was previously heard in one of the seasons of Coke Studio. Yet another Afghani number, this one has been composed by the Pakistani song writer Zebunnisa Bangash. Not only is this soothing to the ears but also fits in well.

As you wait for our Lipstick Under My Burkha film review, here are a few things you read about the movie. While Lipstick Under My Burkha was attracting a lot of controversies, they also designed some kickass promotional activities.