“Lipstick Under My Burkha” World Premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

“Lipstick Under My Burkha” World Premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival


Lipstick Under My Burkha, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha, is going to have its World Premiere at the 29 th Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct 25-Nov 3). The film is being screened in competition in the Future of Asian Cinema section.

Set in the crowded lanes of 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.”

Konkona Sen sharma 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!”

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.