NEW DELHI: Lipstick Under My Burkha, a film, starring Konkona Sen Sharma, which released on July 21, has made a business of Rs. 15.36 crore so far, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The Alankrita Shrivastava-directed film also stars actresses Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur. In week one, Lipstick Under My Burkha collected Rs. 10.96 and over this weekend, the film earned Rs. 3.76 crore.
Mr Adarsh earlier tweeted that Lipstick Under My Burkha‘s business remained ‘unaffected’ by new releases. The film released along with Tiger Shroff’s Munna Michael and this week, Anil Kapoor’s Mubarakanand Madhur Bhandarkar’sIndu Sarakar hit the screens.
Box Office India predicts that Lipstick Under My Burkha will earn about Rs. 20 crore by this week.
In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee gave Lipstick Under My Burkha 3.5 stars out of 5. “Lipstick Under My Burkha throws heavy punches at the shady patriarchal shibboleths that stand in the way of the feisty foursome and lands a few with such force that they jangle the nerves. It busts many a myth and serves the purpose of lifting the haze of prudery that generally surrounds the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema,” he wrote.
Lipstick Under My Burkha traces the life of four women, who challenge the prejudices prevalent in the society. The Censor Board had initially refused to certify the film. However, it finally released with ‘A’ certificate and a few cuts as suggested by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal.