Lipstick Under My Burkha

Lipstick Under My Burkha
  • 2016
  • India
  • 2h 12min
  • Directed by: Alankrita Shrivastava
  • Written by: Suhani Kanwar, Gazal Dhaliwal
  • Cast: Shashank Arora, Plabita Borthakur, Sonal Jha
  • Language: Hindi

Four women live secret lives as they search for their freedom in a patriarchal society. The film tells the story of their rebellion through small acts of courage and defiance.

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Interview: Alankrita Shrivastava – 'Women's stories need to be told, women's voices need to be heard'

22 Mar 2017

Lipstick Under My Burkha director talks strong women, resistance and patriarchal societies ahead of the screening of the film at the Edinburgh Asian Film Festival.

Displays of female empowerment and defiance can often be met with disapproval from societies, a sad fact that history has lamentably taught us. When Alankrita Shrivastava started work on her latest feature film Lipstick Under My Burkha, there was an…

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