Thappad Movie Review : The film takes the common issue like domestic violence to the next level
Thappad Movie Review :
Director – Anubhav Sinha,
Star cast –Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi and Dia Mirza
Writer – Anubhav Sinha and Mrunmayee Lagoo
Producer – Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Anubhav Sinha
Production company – Benaras Media Works and T-Series
Cinematography – Soumik Mukherjee
Running time – 142 minutes
Ratings – 4.0/5
Meet Amrita played by Taapsee Pannu who is just another housewife living with her family with her usual dreams. She is married to Vikram played Pavail Gulati who is also a usual hubby. They plan to shift to the UK after getting a promotion, everything goes smooth when one day Vikram slaps his wife in a heat of a moment while the party is going on. Amrita takes the slap too far by announcing to quit her marriage claiming that the bubble has burst. Why she takes such a huge decision for a single slap is worth checking in the nearby cinema.
It is interesting to see how the filmmaker has made a feature film on the issue of a short film. The director was successful enough to play with your mind and then tease you along with serving something different on the platter. A story next door was well made posing some key questions which many would not like to pose before the society led by a man’s world. In a nutshell, the film happens to be heavy both for your heart and brain.
Now, talking about the star performance, she has nailed it while playing the housewife called Amrita. She gave a very much balanced performance on the silver screen. On the other side, Kumud Mishra was nice while playing the character so sweetly and proves that he can do anything with great passion and vigor. Similar is the story of other actors like Pavail Gulati, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi and Dia Mirza. Full marks for performance to this film. Now, talking about the direction, music and other elements, Abubhav Sinha has done a fabulous job making a film that can have an Indian appeal making it a soothing affair at the end of the day.
The music seems good with a solo song Ek Tukda Dhoop that remained a perfect match for the movie. The lyrics were powerful and so were the dialogues that boosted up the entertainment value of the film. The background score did add a tangible effect in the film and lastly, the technical elements like photography, editing, screenplay and others also went par.
Thappad Movie The Last Word
One can find the impact led by the single ‘Thappad’ in the films seems very much eternal. It questions well to a social stigma, which has been bugging more than 80 per cent of women in India but not all dare to speak about it allowing men to think what they are doing is right. Indeed the film is a riveting watch!