festival program / Knight Marimbas Award

Dolly Kitty and Those Twinkling Stars


Dolly Kitty and Those Twinkling Stars, we follow the lives of cousins Dolly and Kazal. Living in the suburbs of New Delhi, Dolly is a middle-class working mother with a son and a hardworking husband. They are excited as they plan to move to a newly built luxury apartment...but there's a secret they keep to maintain their picture-perfect lifestyle. Kazal moves from rural India to live in a city, but the opportunities are very few for a young woman with little skills. So, she works as a cyber-lover under the name Kitty on a dating app and meets a man. Now the two cousins who were critical of each other's life, share their secrets and understand each other.

Alankrita Shrivastava's follow-up to Lipstick Under my Burkha(MFF 17), Dolly Kittyis a fun, ambitious burst of color about two women finding freedom and sexual agency in a newly developing city.

This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by Estrella Damm.

Event Dates

Click the dropdown for dates.

SilverSpot Cinema 12

SilverSpot Cinema 16

Director Bio

Alankrita Shrivastava is writer and director from Mumbai, India. She wrote and directed the feature filmsTurning 30!!! (11) and Lipstick Under My Burkha (17), which screened at the 2017 Miami Film Festival. Dolly Kitty and Those Twinkling Stars is her latest film.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Alankrita Shrivastava
  • Producer(s)
    Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
  • Composer
    Arjuna Harjai, Jasleen Royal
  • Cast
    Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, Kumar Amlendu, Minim Dey, Kubbra Sait

Film Info

  • Year
  • Category
  • Original Title
    Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare
  • Country
  • Run-Time
    130 min
  • Language
  • Subtitles