LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
2016 India Hindi, with English subtitles
Narrative feature / 117 minutes
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.
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