6.9/10
4,881
46 user 23 critic

Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)

Trailer
2:15 | Trailer
In order to be independent and break free from the conservative society, four women sets on a journey to discover freedom and happiness.

Writers:

Gazal Dhaliwal (dialogue), Suhani Kanwar (additional screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' Cast Shares Favorite Movies

Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, and director Alankrita Shrivastava reveal their list of must-see movies and classic picks in this episode of "The Insider's Watchlist" by IMDb.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this remake of Kalyana Samayal Saadham (2013), a couple fall in love but then the groom discovers that he suffers from erectile dysfunction.

Director: R.S. Prasanna
Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Seema Bhargava
Newton (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

Director: Amit Masurkar
Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Life for a shy young Indian student slowly falls to pieces during a family road trip.

Director: Konkona Sen Sharma
Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey, Gulshan Devaiah
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set in the small-town of Bareilly, Bitti is a free-spirited young girl who lives life on her own terms and refuses to be pressured into getting married. Her life takes a shift when she meets Chirag Dubey and Pritam Vidrohi.

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao
Hindi Medium (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A couple from Chandni Chowk aspire to give their daughter the best education and thus be a part of and accepted by the elite of Delhi.

Director: Saket Chaudhary
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Dishita Sehgal
Trapped XVII (2016)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man struggles to survive after he unintentionally locks himself up in a high rise devoid of food, water and electricity.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa, Shiladitya Sen
Tumhari Sulu (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sulu is an ambitious housewife with a loving husband and a happy family. Things start changing for her when she accidentally lands a job as a radio jockey and her show becomes an instant hit.

Director: Suresh Triveni
Stars: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A woman threatens to leave her husband unless he installs a toilet in their home. To win back her love and respect, he heads out on a journey to fight against the backward society.

Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sudhir Pandey
Haraamkhor (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An unlikely love triangle unfolds when married professor, Shyam, has an illicit affair with his student, Sandhya, who in turn is trying to be wooed by her classmate Kamal. Haraamkhor is a prohibited love story witnessed by two adolescents.

Director: Shlok Sharma
Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi, Trimala Adhikari
Parched (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the arid landscape of Rajashthan, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural difficulties.

Director: Leena Yadav
Stars: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Lehar Khan
Titli (2014)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Titli, the youngest member of a car-jacking brotherhood wants to escape the family business. He and his wife form a pact to set free from their family roots. But is escape possible?

Director: Kanu Behl
Stars: Shashank Arora, Ranvir Shorey, Shivani Raghuvanshi
Mom I (2017)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A tale of how far a mother will go for the sake of her children.

Director: Ravi Udyawar
Stars: Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Sajal Ali
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Aahana Kumra ... Leela
Ratna Pathak Shah ... Usha (as Ratna Pathak)
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Shirin
Plabita Borthakur ... Rehana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Aditya Mukesh Aditya ... BMC Official 1
Disha Arora ... Fatima (as Rahim's mistress)
Shashank Arora ... Dhruv
Savita Bhargav Savita Bhargav ... Mrs. Navjot Kaur
Akaber Bukhari Akaber Bukhari ... Sales Executive
Sawstika Chokraberty Sawstika Chokraberty ... Manoj's Mother
Sudhir Choubey Sudhir Choubey ... Honeymoon Travel Agent
Deepak Deepak ... Mall Security Guard
Pankaj Divedi Pankaj Divedi ... Swimsuit Shop Salesman
Aseem Dubey Aseem Dubey ... BMC Official 2
Namita Dubey Namita Dubey ... Namrata
Edit

Storyline

Set in the crowded by-lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom. Though stifled and trapped in their worlds, these four women claim their desires through small acts of courage and stealthy rebellion.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lipstick Waale Sapne See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Prakash Jha Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) won the Best Feature Audience Choice Award at the CinemAsia Film Festival, Amsterdam. See more »

Quotes

Leela: You know what our problem is? We dream too much.
See more »

Soundtracks

Jigi Jigi
Performed by Malini Awasthi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A very honest and bold movie, portrayed a big population of our society effectively
5 August 2017 | by rs-45184See all my reviews

This movie may be slight boring and irritating if you are looking for entertainment. But if you like to see true picture of our Indian society this is the best movie..Director Alankrita Shrivastava disparately want to show us mirror, and thats why she has not taken 1 or 2, but chosen 4 types of woman characters and successfully portrayed.

I don't think its 50 or 60%, but most of men or woman, specifically woman, forced to live a life, imposed by our Indian society, which director bravely depicted in this movie.

Aahana, Ratna, Konkona & Plabita, played their role flawlessly, and director had very good grip on movie, all the time..


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 46 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed