Movie Review: Thappad


We are in the year 2020 but still, a lot of objectionable trends are sadly quite common. Violence against women, especially, continues despite progress of our country and growth in education and standard of living. Anubhav Sinha, whose 2.0 avatar has given us films on Hindu-Muslim unity [MULK; 2018] and caste discrimination [ARTICLE 15; 2019] now takes up this topic for his latest hard-hitting flick, THAPPAD. The trailer has already intrigued viewers because of its storyline and the association of Taapsee Pannu and Anubhav with this project. So does THAPPAD manage to be as impactful as Anubhav’s last two films? Or does it disappoint? Let’s analyse.

however has a nice, lingering effect. Mangesh Urmila Dhakde’s background score is magnificent. The initial sequences have a jazz style music that gives a nice touch. Soumik Sarmila Mukherjee’s cinematography is top-class. Vishakha Vidya Kullarwar’s costumes are appealing, especially the saree worn by Taapsee in the party. Jyotika Mirpuri Aroura’s make-up and hair is appropriate. Nikhil Kshipra Kovale’s production design is rich. Yashpa Pushpa Ramchandani’s editing could have been a tighter, but overall he has done a commendable job.

On the whole, THAPPAD makes a strong statement on patriarchy and violence against women and is laced with a powerful performance by Taapsee Pannu. At the box office, it will be loved and adored by its target audience – the womenfolk.

Orinigally posted on : Bollywood Hungama


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