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Lipstick Under My Burkha

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Originally banned in India for courageously giving a voice to every lipstick-wearing woman concealing her secret dreams and innermost desires, Alankrita Shrivastava’s film follows four feisty females seeking more from life than docile domesticity.

Young mother Shirin feels she must hide her professional success from her husband. Ambitious beautician Leela takes the lead with her Muslim boyfriend even as her family arranges her marriage to a nice Hindi boy. College girl Rehana is the Cinderella figure of the quartet whilst the older, irrepressible Auntie Usha sets her sights on a hunky swimming instructor. All of them are freedom fighters against a deeply patriarchal society in this colourful and wildly engaging production.


Cast: Ratna Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur
India, 152 mins, 2016, Hindi with English subtitles, Cert: 18

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