Today’s review is about a movie, Thappad. The name of the movie itself suggests what is being portrayed in the movie. The film stars Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati as the main lead role. Other star casts include Kumud Mishra, Ratna Pathak Shah, Dia Mirza, Ram Kapoor, and Tanvi Azmi. The movie is directed by Anubhav Sinha and is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar. Anubhav Sinha and Mrunmayee Lagoo are the writers of the movie.
Set to be released on 28 February 2020, the film is getting much attention and praise before its release. But, the film was leaked by many illegal platforms like Filmywap, 9xmovies, 9xrockers, Tamilrockers, Movierulz, etc. The film Thappad is not only about ‘Thappad- what we call it in our society’, its about slaps, domestic violence against women in our society. The female dreams that get buried and never get above the ground. The justice which the women deserve to get. The trailer of the movie is awful. Trailer is enough to depict the plot of Thappad.
In the film, Taapsee Pannu says one line, i.e, ‘ Thappad bas itni si baat nahi hai’. A slap may seem just a slap, but if one go in actual terms, its not just a slap, it is a domestic violence. It’s a physical abuse. Other terms may also include slap as a expression of love, or an insult caused by a slap.
So, thappad is not just a slap. This thing is defined by the actor Taapsee Pannu by a one liner. Someone who has experienced slap before knows well that a slap is not just a slap. While watching the movie one may see the hero slapping the actress with anger and frustration.
What do we love in the movie?
The role of hero is played by Pavail Gulati, who plays role of husband of Taapsee Pannu. After they get married, one day Vikram organizes a party to celebrate his success in corporate world, where Vikram (Pavail Gulati as the husband) slaps Amrita(Taapsee Pannu as wife) in anger and in very aggressive way in front of a group of people. This is the day when the world of Amrita falls down.
The Slap means different in different genres. In the movie Kabir Singh, which was released last year, the hero slaps the actress. But there the expression for a slap is different. The slap expresses love. The movie is a hit and the Thappad full movie box office collection is quite impressive. Here slap narrates different things.
A slap may be a solution to a problem, suppresion, oppression, or other expression, but finally, it’s a start of physical hit, and violence in a relationship. Thappad also portrays how a women tolerates, and have so much of patience while accepting the domestic violence on herself.
The film on the other side displays the problem in our society, that our society doesn’t wish to raise a voice or to take a action against it. Thappad is normal in our society, and doesn’t shows anything big. In our society, most people says that ‘ Shaadi me sab kuch chalta hai, sab jayaz hai’. – Is a slap normal in marriage? Is it what we call as jayaz?. Why everytime women should suffer?
On a note the film is powerful enough, one might get angry and uncomfortable while watching the movie, and seeing domestic violence on a woman, you might think why is this happening. On the other side, the movie might make you realize to adjust in real life.
However, the film shows that a slap isn’t just a slap. So what to expect in the movie is about Amrita. Will Amrita keep tolerating this domestic violence from her husband Vikram? Or will she raise a voice against Vikram? Will Amrita forgive her husband after so much domestic violence against her? Well, the answers of these questions will be known only after watching the film.