Taapsee Pannu in Thappad (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Taapsee Pannu’s most talked movie that deals with domestic violence finally opens at the theatres and just like its trailer, the critics and movie buffs are ga-ga about the impact it creates with resounding sound of its ‘slap on patriarch’. Taapsee is being appreciated for her performance and emotive eyes just as much as filmmaker Anubhav Sinha for his gripping storytelling on a subject that has never been visited by mainstream cinema ever before.
Thappad narrates the story of a couple played by Taapsee as Amrita and Pavail Gulati when the husband in a fit of rage slaps his wife and things take a drastic turn with the central protagonist not coming in peace with the insult or show of violence she was subjected two. A court room drama takes course as Taapsee as Amrita reassesses her marriage and decides to fight for a divorce.
Praising the entire team of the film, Rajkummar Rao wrote on Twitter, “#THAPPAD is a MUST watch film. @anubhavsinha you’re a master storyteller sir, @taapsee u r a force to be reckoned with. @deespeak #Paveil #KumudMishra #RatnaPathak #Gayatri #TanviAzmi #Maya #ManavKaul #RamKapoor #NailaGulati what brilliant performances. Take a bow team. @TSeries.
#THAPPAD is a MUST watch film. @anubhavsinha you’re a master storyteller sir, @taapsee u r a force to be reckoned with. @deespeak #Paveil #KumudMishra #RatnaPathak #Gayatri #TanviAzmi #Maya #ManavKaul #RamKapoor #NailaGulati what brilliant performances. Take a bow team. @TSeries— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) February 27, 2020
Huma Qureshi also confessed crying during the film. She tweeted, “I saw #Thappad last night .. and wept...@anubhavsinha sir you have created such fine characters and portrayed the prevailing silent misogyny and stereotypes that surround us !! @taapsee my friend shines .. more power to all of you !! She added in another tweet, “Special mention to the entire cast of #Thappad @pavailkgulati @deespeak #KumudMishra #Ratna maam #Naila @tanviazmi All faaab faaab.”
I saw #Thappad last night .. and wept... @anubhavsinha sir you have created such fine characters and portrayed the prevailing silent misogyny and stereotypes that surround us !! @taapsee my friend shines .. more power to all of you !!— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) February 27, 2020
#Thappad is the most important film of our generation. @anubhavsinha sir take a bowðŸ™ÂÂðŸÂÂ» Kudos @taapsee @pavailkgulati @Manavkaul19 @deespeak @mrunmayeelagoo #SoumikMukherjee #KumudMishra #RatnaPathakShah #NailaGrewal #MayaSarao @farewellwaltz. Must watch! It’s a master class. ðŸ™ÂÂðŸÂÂ»— Ayushmann Zyada Khurrana (@ayushmannk) February 28, 2020
Here are some of the netizens early reaction to the movie
#Thappad is Overwhelming beyond words! @mrunmayeelagoo Dil ki tahon se kuchh dhoond dhoond kar likhi hai aapne! @anubhavsinha Take a bow!Kya kahna hai, kaise kahna hai, koyi aapse seekhe! Will talk about the dynamic performances later.That needs a separate tweet! #ThappadReview— Bhavna (@bhavnatalkies) February 28, 2020
#Thappad is very nice film. This film teach you to respect every women in ur life. @taapsee has done justice with the role. Direction of @anubhavsinha is very good and impressive. Other cast of the film has also done good job specially #KumudMishra— Pankaj Pandey (@ZhakkasBolly) February 26, 2020
Rating 4 Star #Thappadreview
@taapsee Watched #Thappad it is such a film that I have ever watched after #saandkiaankh . It has so much to say and carries a message. You nailed it ! May you continue to entertain us by playing such various roles . Lots of love and respect.@anubhavsinha— ARNO MAJUMDER (@ArnoMajumder) February 28, 2020
Just watched #Thappad— NehaðŸŒ¸ (@Neha53034447) February 28, 2020
what an amazing movie, can't
explain it words.
Kuds to @anubhavsinha Sir for
choosing this sensitive
topic, making a movie on it.ðŸ‘ÂÂ
Take a bow ðŸ™ÂÂ @taapsee
worth to watched you as Amrita
on screen... Bestest
performance by an actress of 2020 pic.twitter.com/gN2k0PIgcX
Negative trends like #BoycottThappad too has hit the movie, but Taapsee, who attended anti-CAA protests talking to Times of India said, that such tends can never affect the performance of the movie. “I might have different social and political views from a lot of people but that does not mean people will not go and watch the film. An actor is never bigger than a film. A film has hundreds of people involved in it. It is stupid to decide whether or not you will watch a movie based on an actor’s socio-political views.”
Meanwhile, the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh has made Thappad tax-free.