MUMBAI: "It was just a slap, move on. Women are meant to make adjustments. You are a woman, you have to tolerate certain things even if that's an injustice to make a relationship work." If you are of the same mentality then Anubhav Sinha's 'Thappad' starring Taapsee Pannu is for you to make you understand the power of a woman.
'Thappad' revolves around a woman who wants to divorce her husband because he slapped her in front of everyone at a party. Now, you might be thinking that it was just a slap but as Taapsee said "Nahi maar sakta (He cannot hit)", and we stand by it.
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The trailer starts with Taapsee sitting with her advocate demanding a divorce as the latter questions her that her petition was just because of a slap and nothing else. Then we move forward to see that the couple lived a happy life where Taapsee gave everything on her part to her household but then comes a 'thappad' and everything in her life changes. She finally learns her self respect and how her husband has never thought of her as equal. Thus, she can completely see what she has been ignoring in her entire married life. She then demands justice and wants to break the relationship no matter how many people asked her to "move on" from the incident.
'Thappad' is ironically a tight slap on misogynistic movies like 'Kabir Singh' and its director Sandeep Reddy Venga who thinks that if you love someone, you can hit her. Staying away from the comparisons as they are poles opposite from each other, the Anubhav Sinha directorial talks about a woman's right and also shows how women become submissive only because of the society and her own family teach them so.
Taapsee Pannu is spot on with her character of a woman who demands and more importantly knows her rights. The other cast including Dia Mirza, Manav Kaul, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi and Pavail Gulati are seen playing their characters aptly.
'Thappad' is set to release on February 28th and it has a big message for the society, so, do not miss this one.