Thappad film review: Taapsee Pannu’s film is a scathing indictment of everything that is wrong with us.
There is a fine line between a film about a true story and a film that tells a true story. Thappad, with Taapsee Pannu, belongs to the latter category. Thappad is a powerful and shocking film that makes you angry and uncomfortable while at the same time questioning the daily misogyny you willingly conform to in real life. Director Anubhav Sinha refuses to normalize the things that are taken for granted in everyday life, asserting and repeating that even if it is “just a slap in the face”, why and how can a man get away with it so easily?
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And not only with the story of Taapsee, but by showing several women from different backgrounds fighting in different ways against similar problems. However, the multiple stories do not affect the continuity of the story of Thappad and Amrita but rather broaden it.