by Alankrita Shrivastava
Saturday, Sept 30, 7pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
(India, 2016, 116 min)
Hindi with English subtitles
Set in the crowded lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of freedom. A burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to be a pop singer. A young, two-timing beautician seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three, lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. And a 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a telephone romance. Challenging the prerogatives of the male gaze in popular Indian cinema, Alankrita Shrivastava’s exuberant feminist comedy drama has garnered critical acclaim and awards but also faced a high-profile struggle with the Indian film censorship board over its domestic release.
Computer Assisted Real-Time Translation (CART) will be provided.
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