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Movie Review: Thappad
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Star Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati, Kumud Mishra, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi
Thappad Movie Rating: 4.5/5
Here we are going to talk about the Taapsee Pannu's latest movie Thappad releasing on 28th February 2020 and film Thappad Review & Rating. Anubhav Singh's Thappad will hit the big screens on this friday. Movie is Starring by Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati, Kumud Mishra, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi in a lead role. At 2 hours 21 minutes, the film may seem a bit long, but the story moves at a decent pace and keeps you engaged. Through his protagonist’s journey, Sinha shakes your dormant conscience and forces you to possess a dialogue with yourself.
Anubhav Sinha-directed film 'Thappad' will be released in theaters on February 28, but reviews have come before that. Taapsee Pannu's film is being described as a slap in the face of society. In the initial review, 'Slap' is said to be effective and a reality-making film. In this film, Pavail Gulati is in the role of Taapsee's husband. It's a One Word Review Anubhav Sinha's Thappad makes a strong statement yet again. Thappad asks uncomfortable questions, his best work so far... Taapsee spectacular, even her silence speaks volumes. Pavail Gulati terrifi. Must watch!
Story: Thappad movie is based on a story of A woman reevaluates her marriage after her husband slaps her in the face in front of a group of people at a party. Taapsee Pannu Plays the role of Amrita and her world comes fall down when her aggressive ambitious husband, Pavail Gulati plays the role of Taapsee's husband Vikram, slaps her in the face at a party that was gather to celebrate his success in the corporate world.
Review: In the film there is a fine line between making a film on a real story and making one that tells a real story. Taapsee Pannu starrer Thappad firmly falls in the latter category. A powerful and impactful film, Thappad makes you angry and uncomfortable, and, at the same time, it makes you question the everyday misogyny that you willingly ‘adjust to’ in real life. Director Anubhav Sinha refuses to normalise issues that are taken for granted in a regular setup, instead he asserts and reasserts that even if it is ‘just one slap’, why and the way can a person escape with it so easily?
And he doesn’t do so with just Taapsee’s story, but shows multiple women across strata facing similar struggles in several forms. However, the multiple stories don’t deduct from the continuity of Thappad and Amrita’s story but amplify it. Amrita’s universe turns upside down when Vikram slaps her at a party to celebrate his promotion. When he realizes that his dreams may be squeeze within the bud thanks to office politics, he vents out on his wife publicly . In that moment, Amrita realizes it wasn’t ‘just one slap’ but there are so many more other unfair silent slaps that she had been ignoring for so for long. Will she be able to put her self-esteem over love? Will she forgive Vikram and move on like women are expected to? Will she give her marriage another chance? Thappad delves on all this and more in quite an engaging manner.
The patriarchal norms that we have conditioned to submit to and everyday misogyny that we accept without question are shown for what they are. Whether it’s telling women, ‘Shaadi mein yeh sab chalta hai’ or ‘Thoda bardasht karna seekhna chahiye autaron ko’, the dialogues just re-emphasise what we have heard time and again. Don’t forget a dialogue where one of Vikram’s colleagues justifies his action saying, ‘When you’re truly in love, thodi bahut maar peet toh is expression of love only na’. Yes, that did make me cringe and took me back to the talk Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh that started last year.
The film takes on deep-rooted patriarchy and unfair marital norms that our society doesn’t wish to raise a voice against. Sinha’s Thappad is the much needed slap everyone needed to break the silence and call out the wrong. Even if it doesn’t lead to things changing overnight, it certainly has started a debate, a dialogue that can make way for some change sooner or later. 'Thappad' may be a silent clap on our society's age-old belief that — shaadi mein sab kuch chalta hain. But honestly, should it be that way? And that is what we'd like to start out talking about... now!