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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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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
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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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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lipstick Waale Sapne See more »

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Prakash Jha Productions See more »
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Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) was the opening film at the New York Indian Film Festival, Konkona Sen Sharma was also awarded as the winner for Best Actress award. See more »

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Rehana: There's no end to rules in a girls life. Don't sing, don't dance, you'll shame us. Don't walk like that, people will stare. Keep your eyes down, what will people say? Don't breathe, your heaving chest will attract attention! Don't wear lipstick, you'll have an affair! Don't wear jeans, you'll create a scandal! I want to ask the authorities, what exactly will happen? Why does our freedom scare you so?
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Really surprised to see this kinda cinema emerge frm India. Nice one.
28 July 2017 | by TakethispunchSee all my reviews

Rehana Abidi seeks the freedom to be who she wants. A two-timing beautician (Leela) seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her Bhopal community. A housewife (Shireen Aslam) with three children seeks the alternative life of a saleswoman. A 55-year-old widow, Usha finds sexual reawakening through a telephone romance with a young swimming coach.


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