The hard-hitting trailer of Thappad is out. Tapsee Pannu, as always, has delivered a brilliant performance. Amu, the character played by Tapsee, is a loving wife and responsible daughter-in-law.
Her happy married life goes bonkers when her husband slaps her right in the middle of a house party. This single slap clears her vision, and now she can see all the flaws in her relationship.
Here onwards, she starts her journey for justice. She strongly believes that her husband has no right to slap her, not even for once. The people around, including her husband, urges her to let go off the incident, but she is adamant enough to fight for her rights.
Thappad attempts to raise unabashed questions about a one-off episode of intimate partner violence. The filmmaker, through the movie, is asking the society that is it just a slap. Should a woman trivialize a slap and move on?
The stigma of divorce:
Thappad also exposes our society’s stigma around divorce. If a relationship ends up in divorce, then the woman has to bear the tag of a divorcee for all her life. She will face economical as well as social challenges now and again. In Thappad, everyone tries to stop Tapsee from taking a divorce since that would apparently spoil her life for good.
Domestic violence has always been a personal matter in our society:
According to the NFHS data of 2018, around 30% of Indian women have faced sexual, physical, or emotional abuse from their husbands at some point in time. But most of them prefer to stay mum because of the severe consequences of raising a voice.
But Amu decides to face all the ordeals and fight for her right and self-respect. She can no more love her husband back. She can no more ignore the flaws in her seemingly happy married life. Thappad is about the struggle a woman needs to go through once she decides to fight for her rights against her in-laws, and against the prejudiced society.
Stars like Ratna Pathak Shah, Dia Mirza, Manav Kaul, and Pavail Gulati play a significant role in the movie.
Thappad will hit the theatres on 28th February. Let’s see if Thappad can make it big among the Kabir Singh loving audience.