Lipstick Under My Burkha is a dark comedy film scripted and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava. Lipstick Under My Burkha is produced by the popular director, Pra

Lipstick Under My Burkha Movie Review

Lipstick Under My Burkha Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
Review for the film " Lipstick Under My Burkha"
Runtime: 1 Hour 58 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 21-07-2017
3 / 5.0



Lipstick Under My Burkha is a dark comedy film scripted and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava Alankrita Shrivastava is a popular Indian director >> Read More... Alankrita Shrivastava . Lipstick Under My Burkha is produced by the popular director, Prakash Jha Prakash Jha, a director, film producer and screenw >> Read More... Prakash Jha . The film stars Konkona Sen Sharma Konkona Sen Sharma is a Bollywood actress hailing >> Read More... Konkona Sen Sharma , Aahana Kumra Aahana Kumra is an Indian Theater actress and have >> Read More... Aahana Kumra , Ratna Pathak Ratna Pathak is an Indian actress who has been a p >> Read More... Ratna Pathak , Sushant Singh Sushant Singh is an Indian film actor and a host o >> Read More... Sushant Singh , Shashank Arora Shashank arora deservingly famed personality was b >> Read More... Shashank Arora , Vikrant Massey Vikrant Massey, who is a TV actor, was born in Nag >> Read More... Vikrant Massey , Plabita Borthakur Plabita Borthakur is an Indian Theatre Artist, act >> Read More... Plabita Borthakur , Jagat Singh Solanki and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi Vaibhav Tatwawaadi is an Indian actor/host who was >> Read More... Vaibhav Tatwawaadi . Zebunnisa Bangash and Mangesh Dhakde Mangesh Dhakde is an Indian-Music Composer. He mai >> Read More... Mangesh Dhakde composed the music. Akshay Singh Bio coming soon... >> Read More... Akshay Singh is the cinematographer. Balaji Motion Pictures distribute the film. Before the theatrical release, the film Lipstick Under My Burkha was screened in 35 Film Festivals across the globe. The filmmakers had to fight against the Central Board of Film Certification to get this film certified. After a hard fight, it released in theaters, today.


The film has the simple plot of four women, who want to live their life, as per their wish without any hurdles. The title reveals that the desires of the women are hidden under the society. Lipstick is the Desire and Burkha is the society. Shireen, a housewife is working as a salesgirl and she wants to hide her job from her husband. Rihanna, a college going girl intends to become a singer, but her parents are orthodox.   Leela handles the men with her sexuality. Usha, the 55-year-old lady, likes to read the soft porn in the religious books. The story of these four women is the plot. How did they face the challenges of their lives and overcome it is the crux of the story.

Star Performances

The performance of the stars is excellent. Among all, Konkona’s performance is a highlighted one. She impresses the audiences with her casual performance.


With the crew of the talented stars, the director need not fear much about the script or the screenplay. Although the film has some raw dialogues, the director proved that those dialogues are not different from the real life. The film deeply analyzes how the married women are used in society. Kudos to the director, who has the guts to fight for the release of the film!

What’s There?

  • Performance of the artists is a big plus
  • A complete women entertainer which explains the feeling of the women of various age groups

What’s Not There?

  • In some places, the narratives lag


Overall Lipstick Under My Burkha is a daring movie that expressed the feelings of the women. It doesn’t mean that all the women in the society are like the women, portrayed in the film but those characters reflect some of the women in real life. The film is impressive with its script and the performance of the stars.