Chhapaak Movie Review
Artists: Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Messi, Madhurjit Sargi, Ankit Bisht, Delzad Hiwale, Govind Singh Sandhu
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Movie type: drama
Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
Malti (Deepika Padukone), who is fighting the needs of life, is an attack victim and is looking for a good job. She knows that she is hardworking and talented, the world believes that she can do a lot. But hesitates to give him a chance. Why? Because his face is deformed due to throwing acid. It does not meet the criteria of the beauty of society. In such a situation, he meets Amol (Vikrant Messi), who has become a social worker from a journalist and runs an NGO. Amol’s NGO treats acid attack victims and tries to lead a better life. Malti joins this NGO.
At the same time, she raises her voice against the attack on herself and fights her fight against Babaki. It also demands a change in the law to ban acid. Malti is known nationwide for her PIL. powered by Rubicon Project Malti is a student of 12th when Bashir Khan, a boy from the neighborhood, proposes her for marriage. On hearing of Malti’s refusal, he decides to take revenge and one day attacks Malti with acid. Malti’s life changes in an instant. From a girl playing a laugh, to a dreaming girl .. How Malti becomes a sleeping victim and then a self-believer facing challenges and an inspiration to millions .. This journey is worth seeing.
Cinema has always been called the mirror of society and the silver screen has proved this thing continuously in the past years. The way in which the trend of films depicting social issues and women tragedy has gone on in this period, Chhapak directed by Meghna Gulzar and starring Deepika Padukone is presented with the strongest content.
The story is based on the life of the acid attack Victim Survivor Lakshmi Aggarwal. The story begins with Aced Victim Survivor Malti (Deepika Padukone), who is looking for a job. In this attempt, he is reminded of his ugly face from repeated acid attacks. When Malati, who has undergone several surgeries, is found and interviewed by a journalist, other layers of the story open up. Malti joins an NGO working for acid Victim Survivors, where she meets Amol (Vikrant Messi), the NGO’s doer with several acid Victims.
Then the Darun tragedy of Malti comes through other girls who are victims of acid attack. The beautiful and cheerful 19-year-old Malti (Deepika Padukone) dreams of becoming a singer, but her life will never be the same after the inhuman acid attack by Bashir Khan aka Babu. Brother suffering from TV sickness at home, Police Investigation and Court-Court affair between parents struggling with financial constraints and countless surgeries of Malti.
Deepika Padukone played the strongest side of the film as Malti. Malti’s walking, speaking, shouting, laughing, fighting .. Deepika is composed in every sense. Deepika was successful in showing the pain in Malti’s eyes and the hope in her heart. There is no doubt that this is one of the best performances of his career. At the same time, Vikrant Messi took the scene in which he appeared as well. Vikrant is a strong actor and that is why he shines even after playing a few minutes in a two-hour film. Amol’s character shows the truth, a passion. Madhurjit Saraghi has been effective in the co-stars.
One thing does not change between the ugly face after the Tejabi attack and all the taunts and disdain of the society, and that is, the family’s support and lawyer Archana (Madhurjit Saraghi) have the courage to bring justice to Malati. With the inspiration of Archana, she files a petition to ban acid. Malti’s face is snatched away in this hilarious journey, but no one can snatch her smile. Archana (Madhurjit Saraghi), the family’s support and lawyer, has the courage to bring justice to Malati.
With the inspiration of Archana, she files a petition to ban acid. Malti’s face is snatched away in this hilarious journey, but no one can snatch her smile. Archana (Madhurjit Saraghi), the family’s support and lawyer, has the courage to bring justice to Malati. With the inspiration of Archana, she files a petition to ban acid. Malti’s face is snatched away in this hilarious journey, but no one can snatch her smile.
After the sword, Raazi, Meghna Gulzar has now shown that she has a strong hold on sensitive subject. Not only the direction, but Meghna Gulzar has also contributed to the writing. The issue of acid attack is not new, but it would not have been easy to present the subject in a commercial manner. Through the story of Laxmi Aggarwal, the director has expressed the pain, courage, faith and hope of the acid attack Survivor. Although Meghna Gulzar was seen tied somewhere in this story, some scenes were repeated, and some characters were left in half. The story of the film touches your heart, but not for long.
Meghna Gulzar’s quality as a director is that she has kept the story realistic. Nowhere does the tragedy of the acid attack be melodramatic or sensational. The first half of the film is definitely a little dull, but after the intermission, the events take their momentum. Meghna, who has directed successful and thought-provoking films like Talwar and Raji, has shot it as a documentary drama. Meghna also seems to attack the traditional notion of beauty.
Deepika’s prosthetic make-up as an acid Victim Survivor is commendable. Yes, there are some questions which remain unanswered. The title track ‘Chhapak’ has become heart touching in the music of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. If Deepika Padukone is called the soul of the film, then it will not be an exaggeration. Posing as an actress and actress with an acid burn can only be said to be a bold move for a heroin like her, but she has brought to life the role of Malti.
Technical aspect – Chhapaak Movie Review
Amol (Vikrant) says to Malati full of helplessness and resentment- ‘Acid dissolves in the mind first, then only comes in the hand ….’. Some of the dialogues written by Atika Chauhan and Meghna Gulzar are very solid and leave a lasting impression. The editing of Nitin Bad could have made the story a bit more agile, making the film’s message look more effective. Malay Prakash should be praised for superb cinematography.
Music – Chhapaak Movie Review
The music of the film is given by Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy. The good thing is that there are only two songs in the film, so they do not cut the story anywhere. The lyrics (Chhapak and Nok Jhonk) written by Gulzar further strengthen the film.
Many of the scenes played by him squeeze your heart. In one scene, placing her imitation jewelery and clothes in a bag, she says, ‘No nose nor ear, where will I hang these earrings mother?’ Vikrant Messi has brought his role to life. They should have been given more screen space. Madhurjit Sargi has played a superb role in the role of Loire Archana. The supporting cast have done full justice to their roles.
Why Watch: To know the tragedy of Acid Victim Survivors starring Deepika Padukone, definitely watch this film.
Must see. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, based on a serious crime like acid attack, the film ‘Chhapak’ reveals a frightening reality of society, which needs to be eradicated as soon as possible. This story will make you think along with distracting. 3 stars to the film from Filmbeat.
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