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lipstick under my burkha

lipstick under my burkha

Set in bustling Bhopal, this award-winning comic-but-serious drama chronicles the lives of four very different women who dream of freedom from the patriarchal society that confines them. The normally feisty Shirin has to keep her job secret from her domineering husband. Rehana sews burkhas for her family business, then sneaks off to live her fantasy of being Miley Cyrus. Leela faces an arranged marriage to a dull Hindu husband, while carrying on outrageously with her Muslim boyfriend. And middle-aged Usha is content to read steamy romances…until she meets a very unsuitable boy.


lipstick under my burkha


Alankrita Shrivastava

Year of Release:





Hindi, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature


117 minutes




  • Wed 20 Sept, 6.00pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 8
  • Thu 21 Sept, 8.30pm, MovieTowne San Fernando
  • Mon 25 Sept, 8.30pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 8

Caribbean Premiere

About the Director(s):

Alankrita Shrivastava

Alankrita Shrivastava

Alankrita Shrivastava is a feature film director and screenwriter from Mumbai, India, who likes to explore the complex interior world of women through her work. Shrivastava has written and directed two feature films: Turning 30!!! (2011) and Lipstick Under My BurkhaShe has worked on several Indian feature films as an associate director and executive producer.  She has also directed short films, documentaries and music videos.

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