Lipstick Under My Burkha, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha, will have its World Premiere at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival. The film will be screened in competition in the Future of Asian Cinema section at  the festival that will take place from October 25 to November 3.

Set in the crowded lanes of a small town, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom.

Alankrita Shrivastava, the director, says, “The landscape of small town India is rapidly changing, and women are finding the courage to think about what they truly want.  Their secret dreams and veiled desires – just on the verge of breaking out. It is this point of transition that Lipstick Under My Burkha explores. Though locally rooted, it is a story with universal resonance.  And I am delighted to begin the film’s journey at the esteemed Tokyo International Film Festival.”

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Ratna Pathak Shah in a still from the film

Konkona Sensharma says, “It is truly an honour to have our film premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival. I’m particularly excited because it is in a competitive section at such a prestigious festival!”

Ratna Pathak Shah says, “I’m thrilled to be a part of this brave film that explores desire in the context of a changing India. And I am delighted that our film will premiere at the Tokyo IFF. It is wonderful news!”

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Konkana Sensharma

Lipstick Under My Burkha features Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur. It also features Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey and Shashank Arora.

Lipstick Under My Burkha was recently picked up by Berlin based World Sales agents M-appeal.

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Lipstick Under My Burkha to have World Premiere at Tokyo
Lipstick Under My Burkha, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, is going to have its World Premiere at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival.