Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava’s 2017 release Lipstick Under My Burkha was surely an amazing movie. It spoke about women’s desires and their dreams, but how patriarchy becomes a hurdle in their lives. After three years, Alankrita is back with a story of women and their desires with the film Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare.
The movie is about Dolly (Konkona Sensharma) and Kajal (Bhumi Pednekar) who are cousins and hail from a small town Dharbanga. After her marriage, Dolly has been staying in Noida with her husband and two kids. Kajal comes to Noida and gets a job at a romance call center. She dreams to make it big in this big city. Dolly also has her own desires and tries to show the society that she is happily married. How these two sisters try breaking the glass ceiling and fulfilling their dreams, is what Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is all about…
Written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, the film’s story is quite good. But what goes wrong here is the screenplay. The screenplay is dull and there are not many interesting elements in the movie to keep you hooked. Also, at a point, you would feel a bit bored because the pace of the movie is quite slow. Shrivastava had a good story in her hand, but she fails to narrate in an interesting and entertaining way.
Talking about performances, Konkona Sensharma and Bhumi Pednekar are the saving grace of the movie. Konkona is so natural in the film that it doesn’t look like she is acting. Bhumi once again proves that she is one of the best actresses we have in the industry right now. While our actresses are the stars of the film, even the male leads, Aamir Bashir, Amol Parashar, and Vikrant Massey, impress us a lot. Especially, Aamir Bashir, he is damn good as Dolly’s husband in the film. However, we are a bit upset as actors like Kubbra Sait and Karan Kundra are wasted.
Coming to music, there’s no song in the film that leaves a mark and impresses us.
Overall, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare fails to reach the expectations we had from it and turns out to be an average film.