Enter a world of secret fantasies and hidden desire: Watch the international trailer of LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA, starring Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur.

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA is the fun, spirited and poignant story of women in tradition-bound, small-town India finding the courage to chase their secret dreams and inner desires.

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 colourful 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 Indian movie, Lipstick Waale Sapne (Lipstick Under My Burka) by Alankrita Shrivastava will have its world premiere at the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival. In Hindi and with an impressive star cast of Konkana Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur and Sushant Singh Rajput, the movie traces the lives of four women, each with her own secret dream.


And what are these secrets? A burkha-clad college girl fantasises of becoming a pop singer; a young, two-timing beautician seeks to escape from her small town, a mother of three has another life as a saleswoman, and a 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexual desire through a phone romance.