One often wonders about what goes on in the minds of women under their burkhas. Do they feel hot? Are they dressed up in their favorite designer wear? Do they wear bold shades of lipstick?
The Prakash Jha production Lipstick Under My Burkha answers all these questions and more. And it looks like this film will definitely rake up a controversy even before the release. Because of the topic they have chosen from the conservative community.
The synopsis of the film is given as below-
Four feisty women from the bustling bylanes of old Bhopal, quietly chase their dreams, rebelling in small ways against the conventional identities they are boxed in. Through the colorful prism of the double lives of these women, the film explores the many shades of female desire.
A college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to become a pop singer. A young beautician seeks to elope with her lover and escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. A 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance.
Caught in a conservative society, these women set forth to break the mould, in search of a little freedom.
The film is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and starring Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur.
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Screengrab from the trailer.