The festival’s opening week which is coinciding with Indian Independence Day celebrations will see the Indian flag hoisting ceremony. IFFM Awards night will be held on August 11 at Melbourne’s Recital Centre where the best actor, best actress, best film, best director, best Indian film award will be given. The opening film for the IIFM will be ‘Lipstick Under my Burkha’.
Lipstick Under My Burkha is an Indian film made in Hindi The film is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha. The film stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Ahana Kumar and Plabita Borthakur in lead roles. Lipstick Under my Burkha. Despite its catchy title, not all the characters are Muslim or wear a burkha. But the metaphor holds for all of these freedom fighters as they seek personal and sexual liberation from domineering husbands, overbearing boyfriends and a claustrophobic society.