Lipstick Under My Burkha

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Lipstick Under My Burkha


Sunday Jan 14 12:00 PM
Sunday Jan 14 07:00 PM
Tuesday Jan 16 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Bollywood Film Festival 2018

Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava. 2016. India. 116 min. Hindi with English subtitles.
In rural India, a burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to become 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. A 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance. Trapped in their own worlds, these women claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion.

Special guest: Plabita Borthakur, who plays Rehana in the film, gives a Q+A following all screenings. 

Plabita Borthakur is an up-and-coming Indian actor and singer. In 2009, she left her quaint hometown of Duliajan to pursue her career in entertainment in the bustling city of Mumbai. After numerous appearances in commercials, television series, and music videos, along with live performances with her band—Manu & Chow—Borthakur was cast as Rehana in the critically acclaimed Lipstick Under My Burkha, receiving rave

Read the Hollywood Reporter review.

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