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  • ...is not a routine weekend phenomenon we enjoy with our families, it's a rare occurrence on screen that demands debate, has its own voice and dares to say something important and relevant.

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  • ...may not drastically change things for women, but it’ll certainly smudge a few boundary lines.

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  • ...timed to perfection, mirroring the world we live in, is narrating a story about a subaltern, small-town Indian society at the edge of a revolution.

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  • Director Alankrita Shrivastava has crafted a bold and beautiful film. It showcases a serious problem with society with the right amount of élan.

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  • ...but going by the promos, don't expect it to be an intense drama of women's misery. The film touches upon serious issues but with a humorous flair. This tale of women's equality and liberation is a mirror of real India.

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  • It is a film to be celebrated. Take a bow, producer Prakash Jha, director Alankrita Srivastava, and the entire cast and crew. And now excuse me while I go looking for my deepest, reddest lipstick.

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  • This is a film you must not miss as it is not everyday that Bollywood films talk of women and their desires.

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  • The film explores India's twisted relationship with intercourse. Patriarchy defines it as a male need delivered by a female who can barely voice whether the act evokes pain or pleasure. And it is this voice that the film deliberates while referring to 'sapne' and how Indian women can't dare to see them.

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  • It is unrelenting in its social commentary, unapologetic about the mirror it holds up to Indian patriarchy, and reminds men that women – even those old enough to be their mothers – have sexual desires.

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  • Shrivastava's film is a plea for women to not give up on their dreams and their voices silenced in the patriarchal society. That she does it without being preachy and in an engaging mode makes her film even better.

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  • ...busts many a myth and serves the purpose of lifting the haze of prudery that generally surrounds the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema. It throws the whole shebang into the pot – the result is a big, big bang that is bound to ring in our ears for a long, long time.

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  • Watch it and renew your lipstick if you are a girl, and buy your girl one, if you are a lad. But don't miss this film. It's reality served with dollops of humor.

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  • Shrivastava’s women are identifiable, their predicaments and problems are easy to relate to. What adds more conviction to the portrayals are the persuasive performances by all the ladies at the helm.

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  • ...has clumsy spots and contradictions. But there are moments here that you’ve probably never seen in a Hindi film.

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  • It’s accessible and entertaining; that rare film about empowerment that delivers plenty laughs.

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  • Watch it for the brilliant performances.

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  • Ace rate dialogue and performances. The topic isn't broached often enough in films. But once it is, we know where it's headed, making this film predictable too.

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  • ...a film that’s sure about what it’s saying, and which says it clearly and loudly at every turn.

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  • ...deserves praise for its brave premise, characters and storytelling. At the box office however, the film will face an uphill task as the risqué and unconventional content will appeal only to niche audiences and that too just in the metropolitan cities.

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  • The sexual politics isn’t always on target, but the emphasis on sexual freedom is. The script wobbles as the four tracks evolve and get far too complicated to be smoothly straightened out, but it is at its entertaining best when the women get all hot and heavy.

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  • When the film is not making points, it has some life. When it goes off into conscious revolting, it's just distributing pamphlets.

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