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Lipstick Under My Burkha
The hopes of four women.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

21 Jul, 2017
1 hrs 57 mins
35,615 votes
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Set in the crowded lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom.

A burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to be a pop singer. A young two-timing beautician, seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three, lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. And a 55 year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance.

Trapped in their worlds, they claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion.
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Verdict: A ``lady-oriented`` film that everyone must watch to experience true feminism. It is strange to see how a movie that is made to depict the chauvinistic mindset of our society faces the same set of issues to get its releasing rights. Director Alankrita Shrivastava however, alongside her powerful team of super women, overcame all struggles with the []... ...Read full review
What is so scandalous (or lady-oriented) about the lives of these women, is unclear. In fact, Shrivastavas bravest act is simply opening the doors and showing us what goes on behind them. ...Read full review
This is a film you must not miss as it is not everyday that Bollywood films talk of women and their desires. ...Read full review
A song I love goes: where do you go to my lovely, when youre alone in your head? Lipstick Under My Burkha takes us into that space, and lets its characters out, to start walking down forbidden paths, finding support in sisterhood, and in the recognition that we all have shades of Rosie in us. It is a film to be celebrated. Take a bow, producer Prakash Jha, director Alankrita Shrivastava, and the entire cast and crew. And now excuse me while I go looking for my deepest, reddest lipstick. ...Read full review
Just moments before intermission, one of the principal characters in Lipstick Under My Burkha, a young woman in Bhopal desperate to flee the arranged marriage and banal life awaiting her, crisply sums up the root cause of their ongoing disappointments to a friend whos equally miserable in her life: Our problem is that we dare to dream. ...Read full review