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Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)

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

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Gazal Dhaliwal (dialogue), Suhani Kanwar (additional screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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10 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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

'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.

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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.

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

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Leela: You know what our problem is? We dream too much.
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Le Li Jaan
Performed by Zebunnisa Bangash
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Nice But Overrated
25 October 2017 | by indianatureSee all my reviews

Lipstick Under My Burkha is a rather over rated film. It is watchable and reasonably interesting though not extraordinarily so.

It appears that this movie got a great deal of extra publicity only because it was banned initially. Why it was banned is anyone's guess for there is absolutely nothing in it to warrant a censure let alone a ban. Anyway, all publicity in this business is good so to that extent the ban gave LUMB a better 'must watch' factor!

The plot is about 4 women, their lives, their feelings. It is somewhat stretched, somewhat disjointed and somewhat connected. The acting was good, the cinematography good, the sets realistic but something was missing.

LUMB is watchable but it is certainly not a brilliant film by any stretch of the imagination.


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Hindi

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8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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$2,316,006
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