Lipstick Under My Burkha, Munna Michael box office collection: Both films show slow start
While Lipstick Under My Burkha earned Rs 1.2 crore, Tiger Shroff's Munna Michael made Rs 6.6 core.
While there were no big Bollywood releases on 21 July, it was a date that movie-goers were looking forward to, as they would finally be able to watch the controversial Lipstick Under My Burkha and the critically acclaimed Hollywood film Dunkirk. This Friday also saw the release of Tiger Shroff and director Sabbir Khan's third collaboration Munna Michael; previously, the duo have worked on Baaghi and Heropanti.
Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha, which starred an ensemble cast consisting of Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh and Vikrant Massey, has earned Rs 1.2 core, a source from the film reports. It opened across 400 screens, and the occupancy is said to be 60 per cent.
The film's smooth writing, seamless editing and entertaining background score have earned it the praise of critics, along with its treatment of the subject matter.
Tiger Shroff's release Munna Michael was touted as being India's first action-dance film. On the day of its release, it earned Rs 6.6 crore and the occupancy of the morning shows was reportedly decent. It is, however, the lowest opening for a film starring Tiger, so far.
#MunnaMichael Fri ₹ 6.65 cr [3000 screens]. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 22, 2017
Munna Michael tells the story of a young dancer from the streets who looks up to pop musician-singer-dancer Michael Jackson. It has been criticised for its slack storytelling and predictable plot, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been credited as being the only saving grace of the film.
Christopher Nolan's latest offering Dunkirk has received rave reviews, with critics calling him the Steven Spielberg of this generation. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy and Harry Styles, it tells the story of soldiers from the Allied front who are stranded on an island called Dunkirk, whilst facing fire from the German army. It is told from three perspectives — the land, the air and the sea — and the narrative is a non-linear one.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) July 22, 2017
The film has made Rs 4.5 crore in India. Dunkirk is being screened at 3,720 locations, and is expected to earn between $45-50 million in the US, with predictions that it will make $17 million on Friday itself, inclusive of the $5.5 million it earned from the previews on Thursday.
Lipstick Under My Burkha was denied certification by the CBFC as the chief Pahalaj Nihalani dubbed it as 'lady-oriented' and unfit for public consumption.
Alankrita Shrivastava will collaborate with Konkona Sen Sharma for a second time as the actress was also part of the director's Lipstick Under My Burkha.
Alankrita Shrivastava says that her next film under Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures will be yet another women centric film with two central characters.