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Lipstick Under My Burkha (N/C 12+)

25 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Director Alankrita Shivastava will be present for the screening on 24 Feb.

Lipstick Under My Burkha tells the stories of four Indian women 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.

  • Director Alankrita Shrivastava
  • Cast Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra
  • Certificate N/C 12+
  • Running time 1h56m
  • Country India
  • Language Hindi with English subtitles
  • Year of production 2016
  • Thanks to M-Appeal
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