Trailer of the movie Lipstick Under My Burkha is out and gaining popularity among viewers. The film is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha. The main cast of the movie includes Konkana Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh, and Vaibbhav Tatwawdi.

Lipstick Under My Burkha Trailer

Trailer of the film portrays the story of four women looking for an escape from their suppressed life and is in search of freedom.

Konkana Sen Sharma is playing the role of an exploited housewife and mother to three kids.

Ratna Pathak Shah is a 55-year-old widow who revives her sexuality with a young man.

Aahana Kumra is playing the role of a beautician who plans to run away with the love of her life and Plabita Borthakur plays a college girl who aspires to be a pop singer.

The trailer shows how these women are living two lives, one that is oppressed but accepted by the society and the other one that provides the freedom which society doesn’t approve.

Lipstick Under My Burkha Release Date

The movie will get its world premier at the 29th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival.

According information available, Lipstick Under My Burkha will release in India on 2 December 2016.

Burkha- A Metaphor For Morality

The term ‘Burkha’ in the movie title is a metaphor for morality imposed on women in our society. Ours is a patriarchal society and since ages rules are being forced on women to control their lives. They are not allowed to speak their mind and discuss their desires out in the open. Those expressing their sexual desire or showing interest towards it is considered a taboo in society. The trailer demonstrates how women are sneaking out of their moral burkha, taking control of their lives and fulfilling their desires by going against the expectation of hypocritical society.

Small Town Dynamics

The film demonstrates the lifestyle of women residing in a small town and how they are expected to live within the social boundaries. People always judge them for the move they make, clothes they wear, the way they behave, etc. In the movie, a small town college girl is aspiring to be a pop singer, face a lot of problems. Their families don’t approve of such careers that could take them to places and give the freedom to explore. Or a widow from a small town is never supposed to express her sexual desires just because her husband is no more to fulfil them.

The trailer shows how women gather up their courage and try to do what they wanted. Rather than merely spending their lives, they decide to enjoy living it by pursuing their passion, desires, and dreams.

Representation Of Lipstick

The essential purpose of lipstick is to colour up your lips. In a similar way, the lipstick in the movie represents painting the life of a woman with the colour of her choice. The women want to see the world from their perspective and enjoy everything it offers rather than being caged within the boundaries of societal norms.

The trailer of the movie was compelling enough to grab the attention of viewers The movie is yet to release in December 2016, but we are already excited about it. We hope the movie turn out to be as phenomenal as the trailer!!

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