Chhapaak Movie Review and Rating and more
Chhapaak (transl. Splash) is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar in collaboration with Fox Star Studios. Based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, it stars Padukone as an acid attack survivor, alongside Vikrant Massey.
The film was announced on 24 December 2018 by Padukone on her Twitter account; it marks her first production venture. Filming took place from March to June 2019 in New Delhi and Mumbai. Days before the film’s release, Padukone visited students who were brutalised during the 2020 JNU Attack, which led to a divided response on Twitter. A few right-wing magazines later wrongly reported that the religion of the acid thrower in the film was changed from a Muslim into a Hindu character.
The film was theatrically released in India on 10 January 2020. The film was allowed by the government to be exhibited without payment of taxes in the states of Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. It received positive reviews from critics.
Chhapaak Movie Cast
- Deepika Padukone as Malti
- Vikrant Massey as Amol
- Madhurjeet Sarghi as Archana Bajaj
- Anand Tiwari as Bajaj’s husband
- Vaibhavi Upadhyaya as Minakshi
- Payal Nair as Shiraz
- Vishal Dahiya as Basheer Shaikh, the acid attacker
- Ankit Bisht as Rajesh
- Geeta Agarwal
- Manohar Teli
- Sharvari Deshpande
- Delzad Hivale
Chhapaak Movie Box office
Chhapaak earned ₹4.77 crore at the domestic box office on its opening day. On the second day, the film collected ₹6.90 crore. On the third day, the film collected ₹7.35 crore,taking total opening weekend collection to ₹19.02 crore.
As of 20 January 2020, with a gross of ₹38.67 crore in India and ₹13.03 crore overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of ₹51.70 crore.
Chhapaak Movie Review
‘Chhaapak’ is a sensitive film with a delicate, yet powerful, handling of a heinous crime against women, and an important story that needs to be heard.Times of India
Deepika’s astonishing performance and Meghna Gulzar’s craft makes Chhapaak a must watch.
Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey deliver compelling performances, but Chhapaak isn’t going to be an easy watch.
The Deepika Padukone starrer CHHAPAAK is a brave attempt at highlighting an issue and the crime that exists in our society.
The director sensitively handles this subject and makes us empathize with acid-attack survivors. She chooses to make the film a journey about grit and hope instead of reducing it to a sob story.