Tapsee Pannu has appeared as one of the strong actresses in the last few years. After conveying some power-packed performance in films like Stand Ki Aankh, Mulk, Badla, and Pink, Tapsee is all set in her next movie named Thappad, which is directed by Anubhav Sinha. The film has created a best pre-release buzz thanks to its compelling trailer.
The story is a fine line between making a film on a true story and making one that tells a real story. Taapsee played as a woman who is standing up against her husband for just one slap. Her performance in the film has already obtained claps from the vast Indian diaspora. The review from the Premiere suggests that the movie is as gripping and hard-hitting as its trailer.
Taapsee (Amrita) is a strong-headed girl, who even with being a trained classical dancer who chooses to be a full-time homemaker. She is an admired wife whose life revolves around her career-oriented and highly determined husband, Vikram (Pavail Gulati), and taking care of her unwell grandmother (Tanvi Azmi).
Amrita’s life turns upside down when Vikram slaps her at a party celebrating his promotion. When he notices that his dreams may be nipped in the shoot due to office politics, he gaps out on his wife in public. At that minute, she realizes it was not just one slap, but there are so many more other illegal silent slaps that she had been neglecting for an extended period. Will she forgive Vikram?
Taapsee Pannu’s spectacular performance as a compliant and vulnerable wife, whose life could have been stick apart if she has chosen a different way. Debutant Pavail Gulati smoothly steps into Vikram’s skin, and he is a character that you hate throughout for his strength. He is unrepentant about his actions, and he did immediately say sorry to his boss, but he cannot do the same feel for his wife.
Thappad’s strength also reclines in its strong supporting roles. Kumud Mishra and Ratna Pathak Shah, as Taapsee’s parents on the screen, delivered excellent performances.
The most disappointing performance surprisingly comes from one of the strong characters shown in the movie Nethra( Maya Sarao) as Amrita’s high profile lawyer.
As per the prediction, Thappad’s first-day collection at the box office would be around Rs.2.5 Crore. The opening day collection of Thappad will be less than Pink and Badla. But the film surely delivers some crucial information regarding the respect that women face in our country.