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Chhapaak (2020)

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The trials and triumphs of Malti, an acid attack survivor. From the investigation of the attack to the court proceedings, the medical treatment to the emotional healing. Chhapaak is the story of the unquashable human spirit.

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Meghna Gulzar
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'Chhapaak' Trailer With Deepika Padukone's Commentary

Deepika Padukone provides a behind the scenes look at Chhapaak, based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, in theaters worldwide on Jan. 10.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Deepika Padukone ... Malti
Vikrant Massey ... Amol
Vishal Dahiya Vishal Dahiya ... Basheer Shaikh
Madhurjeet Sarghi ... Archana Bajaj
Ankit Bisht Ankit Bisht ... Rajesh
Pallavi Batra Pallavi Batra ... Hardeep Kaur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geeta Agarwal Geeta Agarwal ... Malti's Mother
Vishal Dhaiya Vishal Dhaiya ... Basheer Shaikh (as Vishal Dahiya)
Devas Dixit Devas Dixit ... Manish
Sanjay Gurbaxani ... Malti's Doctor
Delzad Hiwale Delzad Hiwale
Micky Makhija ... Solicitor General
Payal Nair ... Shiraz Jamsehdji
Jaspal Sharma Jaspal Sharma ... Rickshaw puller
Anand Tiwari ... Archana's Husband
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The trials and triumphs of Malti, an acid attack survivor. From the investigation of the attack to the court proceedings, the medical treatment to the emotional healing. Chhapaak is the story of the unquashable human spirit.

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biopic | acid attack | inspiring | See All (3) »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$316,781, 12 January 2020

Gross USA:

$599,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$906,054
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Deepika Padukone along with other acid attack survivors would promote the film.Deepjka Padukone would pretend to be a acid victim and would interact with people to see their reaction against acid attack survivors. See more »

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A SCREAM AND A VOICE THAT WILL SHATTER YOUR HEART !
10 January 2020 | by SAMTHEBESTESTSee all my reviews

CHHAPAAK REVIEW :-

Chhapaak says so many things from it's title itself if you see deep into it. If not then the trailer atleast gave so much idea about how the film is going to be. An untold and unnoticed story of Acid Attack victim Laxmi (Real Name) is told in Brilliant way by Director Meghna Gulzar and it's a safe bet to shatter your heart (if you have one for the sake of huminity).

The first question comes on this story is why did this strong story remained unnoticed and untouched before? Ultimately that was good because it got into the safe hands of a genius storyteller like Meghna Gulzar otherwise someone else might have spoiled something here. Chhapaak tells a journey of a young Beautiful Malti (Laxmi's character name in the film) who gets attacked by a relative with the Acid thrown on her face and then turning into Fighter Malti. The film also focuses on some judicial system problems in our country that how difficult is it to get the Justice and why we need to make some strict changes in our law.

Deepika Padukone as Malti delivers Best Performance of career till date. She is unstoppable from the first frame and remains unstoppable throughout the film. Many people had fear that Vikrant Massey's character might be sidelined in this woman centric film but wait... We are here for the One Man Show by Vikrant Massey as he gets the Best chance to shine as alone Male Lead Character in this Woman oriented drama. He gets to portray a big hearted guy Amol and connects us all quickly. Supporting cast is fantastic whether it is important scenes or the chorus ones.

The story of Laxmi (Malti) is very painful and you might feel offended at several occasions or might scream out watching her pain. The film makes you feel her pain and that's where the writer wins you over. The narrative looked brilliant, screenplay is highly engaging with almost no loo breaks and the scripting is fantastic too. Music is highly situational that makes every scene more exclusive and impactful. Especially "Chhapaak Title Song" is a slow poison that stays in mind even after leaving the theatre. Coming to the dialogues of the film, I mean one of the major winning aspect of the film for some valid reasons. Okay, this is a real story and you need some powerful hard hitting dialogues that will poke hard to the criminal minds & some other faulty systems of our country and Chhapaak does it with excellence.

How many women directors we have to name in Bollywood when it comes to Quality films? I guess hardly few. Meghna Gulzar should now top the list of best women directors in India. Why? Look at her filmography, especially when it comes to real events she has managed to shatter some myths and delusions about cinematic compromises. Talvar, Raazi and now Chhapaak.. Have to believe that Meghna Gulzar is doing quality work consistently.

Overall, Chhapaak is a lesson and inspiration to the two repulsive sides of our society respectively where one has humanity and the other one has cruelty. However the end of Malti's story is predictable but then there is one more heart wrenching scene in the last frame of the film which will force you to scream out. It's not for weak hearted people because one need to have strong guts to watch the film and feel it from the emotional quotient. Delivering perfect cinematic content Chhapaak might also change the life of Acid Attack victims and Normal people's perception about them.

RATING- 7/10*


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