- Lipstick Under My Burkha opened in 400 screens
- The film collected Rs 1.22 crore on the opening day
- It picked up towards evening shows, tweeted Taran Adarsh
Lipstick Under My Burkha's Day 1 box office report:
#LipstickUnderMyBurkha picked up towards evening shows... Fri 1.22 cr [400 screens]. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 22, 2017
In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee wrote: "Lipstick Under My Burkha is a bold, brassy, colourful drama that redefines the female gaze. The actors turn in brilliant performances, giving the film an added edge." He gave the film 3.5 stars out of five.
Speaking to AFP, Alankrtia said that the release of Lipstick Under My Burkha signifies the 'victory of women's right.' The Censor Board had initially refused to certify Lipstick Under My Burkha saying it's too 'lady oriented.' The film finally released with 'A' certificate and a few cuts as suggested by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. "It's not just about my film and our cast and crew. If it had not released (then) that would have set a precedent that it's okay to gag 50 percent of the population," Alankrita told AFP.
Lipstick Under My Burkha stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur as the four protagonists of Alankrita's story.