Here are five reasons why you should watch Thappad as it hits theatres the second time around.
“Women members of my team informed me that the issue is prevalent in cities and upper middle-class families too,” filmmaker Anubhav Sinha said about the film’s subject.
Pannu’s choice of films is what separates her from her successful contemporaries who tend to experiment with author backed roles and issues based cinema only after establishing themselves as bankable commercial stars.
Taapsee’s last five releases over the past year have done very well at the box-office. With that feat, she has emerged as the highest-grossing actress of Bollywood.
In all these films the on-screen kids of these fathers are shown to be fiercely independent, as well as unapologetically their own selves. Their fathers served as examples they could follow.
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Thappad isn’t just a film about domestic violence. It is about everyday male entitlement, that reduces the worth of women in the eyes of their husbands, often to an extent that they end up thinking that they can get away with hitting their wife.
At the end of the film, there is not just Amrita who has re-negotiated the dynamics of her relationships and reclaimed her life but we have a bunch of other women cutting across class, age and social and financial positions who have done so in their own ways.
This year, the 32-year-old began on a high with Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad, where she plays a homemaker who suddenly wakes up from a stupor as it were when her seemingly loving husband slaps her at a party.
Many people on social media have hailed Thappad’s trailer as an antidote to last year’s infamous film Kabir Singh.