The film is imperfect but has the power to engage the audience in its characters’ struggles.
The film benefits from the director’s light touch and solid performances by the actors.
‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ follows the lives of four women with sartorial, professional, spousal and sexual desires in small-town Bhopal.
It has some well observed touches, but ends up with the same flaws that undo many indie films
Director Shakun Batra shows a keen understanding of the dynamics of families and of the fact that the family is a machine that can work well only if all individual members truly accept each other.