Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Thappad stars Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. The film is expected to get a decent opening at the box office.
The stellar actor-director duo of Taapsee Pannu and Anubhav Sinha has come up with yet another path-breaking film, Thappad. Earlier, they worked together in the 2018 film Mulk. On Day 1, Thappad earned Rs 3.07 crore.
Taapsee Pannu’s Thappad hit screens on Friday. The film has received rave reviews from Bollywood celebrities and film critics alike. However, the Friday collection of the film suggests that it is not well received by the audience. Comparing the Day 1 office collection of Thappad box to other recent releases, it is clear that the audience is not in awe of the film. But the word-of-mouth publicity may help improve the numbers of the film in the coming days.
#Thappad – which started low in morning shows – gathered speed post noon onwards… Metros – especially #Delhi, #NCR – registered healthy growth towards evening and night shows… Occupancy should multiply on Day 2 and 3… Fri ₹ 3.07 cr. #India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 29, 2020
Thappad brings a simple story with a number of layers of surprises. The film raises important issues of gender sensitivity and patriarchy. Taapsee Pannu plays the lead role of Amrita in the film, who files for divorce after her husband (Pavail Gulati) slaps her at a party. The film is not just about Amrita, but many other women around her who are taken for granted and asked to compromise for their family.
Watch the trailer of Thappad here:
With Thappad, Anubhav Sinha has completed his trilogy, of sorts, with films on religion (Mulk, 2018), casteism (Article 15, 2019) and finally gender. Just like the earlier two films helped start a discourse on important issues, it is expected from Thappad that it will also bring about awareness about women’s position in the society.
While the first day predictions are not overwhelming for Thappad, the upcoming days can be expected to be rewarding as far as box office numbers are concerned.