Director: Meghna Gulzar
Cast: Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey, Anand Tiwari, Madhurjeet Sarghi
Release Date: Jan, 10th, 2020
Based on the infamous acid attack on a girl, this movie is an emotional piece of what Bollywood is capable of.
Let me put it this way; if you are expecting “chhapak” of entertainment, then you are surely going to be disappointed. There is no slow-mo action sequences, no romantic interludes.
Gulzar has taken a reasonable amount of dramatic license to showcase the life of Laxmi Agarwal, a 15-year-old New Delhi girl who, in 2005, was splashed with acid.
Deepika Padukone is the soul of the film, delivering a brilliant, immersive performance and that too with ease. In fact, there are many scenes where you’ll definitely go down the feel lanes – like the moment when she holds up an earring to her face but realizes now she can’t put it on. The reason behind the love her character is getting so much appreciation and love is that at no point does she succumb to self-pity. Kudos to Deepika who embraced her character completely, we never saw even a hint of glamour in this movie, from the beginning to the end, we only saw the courage of Malti.
Not only Deepika came out as a star in this movie, both Vikrant Massey and Madhurjeet Sarghi showcased a commendable performance. This movie or we should say story, sends out a strong message in a brave fashion.
Quite recently, one of the most renowned poets of all time Javed Akhtar shared his thoughts on this master piece of a movie. He said, “Good art makes you fell, think, and grow. Chhapaak does it”.
Following to this statement, he addressed the director of the movie by posting on Twitter “Chhapaak is a film that has come straight from Meghna Gulzar’s heart.”
He compared Chhapaak to art and further he wrote, “Art is to entertain but it is different from a circus.”