Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Review: Dolly, Kitty's middle-class world and burden of unfulfilled desires
After 'Lipstick Under My Burka', Alankrita Srivastava has brought 'Dolly Kitty and She Shining Stars'. The film was released on Netflix on 18 September. Alankrita gave a strong message of women empowerment through Lipstick Under My Burka. The film was also in controversy for some scenes. Dolly Kitty is an extension of similar messages, but this time the storytelling style is lighter. The issue is the same. What may be right for men, why not for women? Why should a woman bear the unfulfilled burden?
'Dolly Kitty and those shining stars' is the story of two cousins â€‹â€‹Dolly and Kitty. Raised in middle-class environments and beliefs, both sisters are living their respective lives. Dolly lives with her family in Noida. Has a husband and two children. She is also working.
Dolly is not satisfied with her married life. She considers herself responsible for this, until her love affair with the delivery boy Usman begins. By spending time with Usman, she realizes that she is not the one to blame.
On the other hand, the less educated Kitty lives in PG and works at a dating app call center. It is not a very respectful job in the environment from which Kitty comes. However, to prove her social status, she does brag often.
Alankrita has kept the story as straight and simple as possible. Because of this, there is a lack of seriousness in the message, but it does not cause boredom. Over some time, the story focuses on the sexual frustrations and desires of the central characters, and the film's scenes become bold in that sense. That's why it has been rated 18 by Nepali.
Konkona Sen Sharma is an excellent actress and has successfully portrayed the wishes and incompleteness of Dolly, the carrier of the beliefs of the middle-class family. Bhumi Pednekar plays Kitty's character with great fluidity. Bhoomi has now mastered to play such a character. Through films like Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Shubh Mangal Savdhana, Husband Wife, and Wo, Bhumi has become accustomed to playing such a character.
Aamir Bashir as Dolly's husband, Amol Parashar as his lover and Vikrant Massey as Kitty's boyfriend do a good job. However, the character of Vikrant did not get much time, which is a bit awkward. These supporting characters have helped a lot in highlighting the main characters.
Karan Kundra in the role of DJ Artist of Greater Noida and Kubra Sait Shazia in the Shazia character of his girlfriend is judged by his role. Neelima Azeem's cameo in Dolly's mother's character is Surprising. 'Dolly Kitty and those shining stars' gives a direct message of being free from guilt over compromises made to fulfill wants and desires.