Thappad(2020)Movie Story,Review,Cast and Crew

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Thappad is a 2020 Bollywood drama movie.

Which is directed and co-produced by Anubhav Sinha.

The film stars Taapsee Pannu in the main role. It was theatrically released on 28 February 2020.


Thappad is a relationship story of a woman Amrita whose seemingly perfect life is shattered with a slap.

Amrita decides to stand up for herself even if it means it`s against her family, her husband, and generations of mental conditioning.

But is one slap enough to question what a relationship stands for?

Should a slap shake up her trust or is a Thappad ‘Bas Itni Si Baat’?


  • Taapsee Pannu as Amrita
  • Pavail Gulati as Vikram
  • Ratna Pathak Shah
  • Tanvi Azmi
  • Dia Mirza
  • Ram Kapoor
  • Kumud Mishra
  • Sushil Dahiya
  • Nidhi Uttam
  • Manav Kaul
  • Gracy Goswami
  • Sandeep Yadav

Thappad Movie Review:

A loving and supportive family in Delhi and Indian classical dancer, Amrita’s life could have taken a different course but she harbored the dream of being the best housewife.

Vikram has his mind and heart are set on his goal and he will do everything in his capacity to achieve it.

Vikram does the frustration finds an outlet in his committed wife, in the form of a slap that’s witnessed by loved ones from both sides. And, this is the beginning of an emotional battle which goes beyond domestic violence.

While the incident makes Amrita upon and question her life choices and their marriage, Vikram continues to live in denial and wonders how ‘just one slap'(Thappad) is turning out to be a life-changing moment.

The movie is made for a society that rarely talks about the emotional and psychological effects of domestic violence.

The film takes its own sweet time in expressing the dynamics of Amrita-Vikram’s arranged marriage. how the two of them manage to blend in well with their financially-imbalanced, yet likable, families.

Vikram loves his wife so much, but he has made a devil out of his career goals, which the better half supports and harbors with all her heart.

Naturally, when the slap happens, her world turns over and even both sides of the family are divided on what is right, what is wrong and how much is too much. Irrespective of various views thrown at her, Amrita resolves to channel the inner fighter in her and stands up for what she truly believes in — that even one slap is outrageous and not okay.

Thappad‘ is not just a film aimlessly ranting about domestic violence; it brings to light the years of conditioning that a woman is subjected to by her own family.

Anubhav Sinha manages to intertwine all these stories and juxtaposition them with one another at the right junctions, without being too in-your-face about it. Taapsee, as the wife, who suddenly undergoes an ocean of change within her, is a firecracker of a performer in this drama.

Taapsee delivers a speech that is cathartic to its very core. she exposes a gamut of emotions — pain, disgust, regret, and rage — without saying too much.

Pavail Gulati, as the determined corporate-slave with very intense life goals, pulls off an excellent performance.

Kumud Mishra stands out as Amrita’s father — an ardent supporter of his daughter — and at most times he is the only one who sticks up for her. Kumud Mishra’s character reinstates why for a lot of daughters their father is their hero.


The music of the film by Anurag Saikia is so beautifully tone and blends in with the narrative. He deserves applause for the depth-hand.

The film was initially planned for release on 6 March 2020, but later it was preponed by a week earlier i.e. to release on 28 February 2020.

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