Dolly Kitty and Those Twinkling Stars
A lovely family, a hard working husband, and a beautiful new apartment in New Delhi; Dolly (Konkona SENSHARMA) is finally realizing her middle-class aspirations. Meanwhile her cousin Kaajal (Bhumi PEDNEKAR) moves into the city to also try her luck in the sprawling metropole. She does find a job, but it’s in a call center as a romantic conversational partner for lonely men. These cousins, once close as sisters, feel as if something is lacking in their lives.
Indian writer and director Alankrita SHRIVASTAVA (who won the CinemAsia Audience Award in 2016 for her previous hit film Lipstick Under My Burkha, 2016) is keen to show how both of them are actually boxed into archetypical roles for women in a patriarchal society. Her latest comedy is an audacious, rousing and constantly surprising film that shows what happens when women refuse to live the lives that are expected of them.
Alankrita SHRIVASTAVA is an award-winning feature film director and screenwriter from Mumbai, India, with a penchant for telling women’s stories. Her second feature film as writer-director, Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016), winner of the 2016 CinemAsia Audience Award, was banned in India for being a too honest portrayal of women. However SHRIVASTAVA still enjoys success as one of the leading directors hailing from India. She has co-written and co-directed the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Amazon Prime Original series Made In Heaven (2019). Dolly Kitty And Those Twinkling Stars is her third feature film as writer-director.