• It’s accessible and entertaining; that rare film about empowerment that delivers plenty laughs. Make sure not to miss it.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    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.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    This is a film you must not miss as it is not everyday that Bollywood films talk of women and their desires.

  • Rohit Bhatnagar
    Rohit Bhatnagar
    Deccan Chronicle


    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.

  • Lipstick Under My Burkha touches, fleetingly, upon this aspect of female bonding that is removed from the compulsions of protesting.

    When the film is not making points, it has some life.

    When it goes off into conscious revolting, it’s just distributing pamphlets.

  • “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, much like the beauty product in its title, is at best cosmetic in its treatment. No wonder then, that its impact doesn’t last for more than a couple of hours.

  • Nihit Bhave
    Nihit Bhave
    Times Of India


    Lipstick… may not drastically change things for women, but it’ll certainly smudge a few boundary lines.

  • Harshada Rege
    Harshada Rege
    DNA India


    Noble intentions, great performances, but underwhelming watch!

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Lipstick Under My Burkha is truly an ensemble film in which every performer leaves her or his mark.

  • 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.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Director Alankrita Shrivastava has crafted a bold and beautiful film. It showcases a serious problem with society with the right amount of élan. It takes a heavy subject and presents it with alacrity. This film affirms your faith in girl power. Its a definite must watch.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    Go if you demand something different and cinematic this weekend. You won’t regret it.

  • 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.

  • It’s clear why Censors were unnerved by this brave, fun film…Lipstick Under My Burkha could potentially upset many, many people. It has the ability to grab a person by the collar, shake them up and make them feel unsettled even if they refuse to introspect. I am willing to bet that Pahlaj Nihalani’s Censor Board will not be the last conservatives unnerved by this feisty, disturbing yet celebratory film.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    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.

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    Bollywood Life


    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.

  • IANS


    …the hype surrounding this film is bound to get you to watch it and disappoint it wont.

  • Lipstick Under My Burkha can be watched for its snappy dialogue and sensitive, intense performances.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    Lipstick…remains breezy in its audacity. It is unapologetic in giving platform to something largely brushed under the carpet—women’s sexuality—without making a big deal about it.

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    Lipstick Under My Burkha does have its moments but ultimately it fails to pack a punch.   

  • Madhuri


    If you are looking out for some power-packed content then, opt for this bold shade of lipstick which has a long-lasting impact!

  • The sexual politics isn’t always on target, but the emphasis on sexual freedom is. 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.