Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Lipstick Under My Burkha Movie Starring Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh.
Lipstick Under My Burkha Reviews
Ratings: 6.75/10

Score: 91%
Reviews Counted: 32
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Read Bollywood Hindi Lipstick Under My Burkha Movie Reviews.
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
Producer: Prakash Jha, JB Angels
Writer: Alankrita Shrivastava
Genre: Black Comedy
Release Date: 21 July 2017

Sweta Kaushal | Hindustan Times: 3.5 | 7/10
The film is a subdued conversation starter -- let us talk about women's desires as well as their rights, let women open up about their dreams ... Full Review

Nihit Bhave | Times of India: 4/5 | 8/10
The women portraying these lives on screen give Lipstick its true color. Plabita and Aahana are instantly relatable and light up the screen ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand | News18: 3.5/5 | 7/10
It’s accessible and entertaining; that rare film about empowerment that delivers plenty laughs. Make sure not to miss it ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 7/10
This story of four ordinary women who seek small joys was buoyed by wonderful performances - especially by Ratna Pathak Shah ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: 3/5 | 6/10
The lead characters remain human, swaying between desperately flawed, unintentionally amusing and depressingly feeble, just like their environment has shaped them to become ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3.5/5 | 7/10
What makes the film it is, is the upfront, frank manner in which female desire and fantasy are treated, running like a strong, vital thread through the film. Dreams can keep you alive, and age is just a number ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A truly engaging and effective tale of women whose woes are but the starting points of acts of courage and defiance ... Full Review

Jeanne Kaplan | Kaplan vs. Kaplan: - | 6/10
"Lipstick Under My Burkha" is not a perfect movie, but Shrivastava tries mightily to bring attention to the struggles of women in everyday India ... Full Review

Roger Moore | Movie Nation: 2.5/4 | 7/10
Slack but funny, with an Islamo-feminist edge that amuses us and alarmed Indian film censors ... Full Review

Siddhant Adlakha | Birth.Movies.Death.: - | 6/10
It may not offer all the answers or some ultimate victory for its entrapped women, but it's enough to help celebrate scattered moments of joy and rebellion amidst dreams of something better. ... Full Review

Deborah Young | The Hollywood Reporter: - | 8/10
Lipstick is audaciously outspoken about women's sexual desires and fantasies, both visually and verbally ... Full Review

Jennie Kermode | Eye for Film: 3/5 | 6/10
Cutting between the four stories, director Alankrita Shrivastava is effective in capturing the hectic character of a community where homes are packed close together and everybody is constantly watching what the neighbours are doing ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 2.5/5 | 5/10
LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA deserves praise for its brave premise, characters and storytelling ... Full Review

India.com: 4/5 | 8/10
The Film Will Nudge Your Dreams And Desires And Urge You To Find Your Shade Of Liberation ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3.5/5 | 7/10
This is a brave film which many in this male chauvinistic society might find difficult to digest. Although I failed to understand what is so “lady-oriented” about the film I would definitely thank CBFC for making me more curious about it ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Despite the grim themes of female subjugation and the right to choose, Shrivastava tells the story with a light touch, and there is as much to smile about as to weep over in this film ... Full Review

India Today: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Lipstick Under My Burkha is truly an ensemble film in which every performer leaves her or his mark ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: - | 7/10
Problems and predicaments that are easy to relate to, performances that are forceful and a film that remains breezy in its audacity ... Full Review

Rediff: 2/5 | 4/10
When the film is not making points, it has some life. When it goes off into conscious revolting, it’s just distributing pamphlets ... Full Review

DNAIndia: 3/5 | 6/10
Noble intentions, great performances, but underwhelming watch! Watch it for the brilliant performances ... Full Review

Reuters: - | 5/10
Its intentions are honest, but the narrative strikes a false note at several key points ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 6/10
The script wobbles as the four tracks evolve and get far too complicated to be smoothly straightened out, but it is at its entertaining best when the women get all hot and heavy ... Full Review

Deccan Chronicle: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Lipstick Under My Burkha is surely a brave attempt by the makers, but going by the promos, don’t expect it to be an intense drama of women’s misery. The film touches upon serious issues but with a humorous flair. This tale of women’s equality and liberation is a mirror of real India ... Full Review

Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day: 4/5 | 8/10
This already tells you Lipstick Under My Burkha, timed to perfection, mirroring the world we live in, is narrating a story about a subaltern, small-town Indian society at the edge of a revolution. Look carefully at young Rihana. She will lead a movement, if not for herself, then for her kids, for sure. Look carefully at this film. It will move you as well ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 4/5 | 8/10
Lipstick Under My Burkha is both relevant and relatable. The best part is, all four women and their stories and setups are perfectly real ... Full Review

Sify: 3/5 | 6/10
Lifelike and Irrepressible. A bold and brutally honest film about the unbridled dreams of four women ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 3.5/5 | 7/10
If you are looking out for some power-packed content then, opt for this bold shade of lipstick which has a long-lasting impact! ... Full Review

India TV: 3.5/5 | 7/10
From libido to liberation, Movie reveals facets of women a man needs to know. The film has a strong message that women needs to stop decorating societal chains as her ornaments ... Full Review

The Wire: - | 7/10
'Lipstick Under My Burkha' Is the Much-Needed Conversation India Refused to Have ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A must watch for some terrific performances by the lead cast, Lipstick Under My Burkha will hopefully bring to light some issues that need attention and start a discussion or a conversation between women who are struggling for the most basic right in life – one to be happy ... Full Review

Wogma: - | 8/10
Lipstick Under My Burkha can be watched for its snappy dialogue and sensitive, intense performances ... Full Review

Now Running: 3.5/5 | 7/10
In a patriarchal society four secretly rebellious women find slices of happiness even though their rights are trampled casually. The film serves reality with a dash of humor ... Full Review