- Genre : Drama,Biopic
- Runtime : 2h 3m
- Cast : Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey
- Director : Meghna Gulzar
- Producer : Meghna Gulzar, Deepika Padukone
- Language : Hindi
- Release Date : 10 Jan 2020
- Rating : G
Chappak is a crisp ,engaging story of an acid survivor named malti agarwal.The movie is not totally immersive but yet it has been plotted in a systematic way with events happening in proper chronology. . Dialogues were good but there werent much of them.Its not a typical bollywood masala movie loaded with several songs or tear jerking scenes but with an evocative title song and a clear straightforward message.Meghna Gulzar starts the movie with a protest to ban acid sale, a journalist Alka and a man fighting to ban acid.Soon, we get to know who Malti is and what happened to Malti.Hats off to actors they did a great job . Chhapaak title track is amazing. I feel one of the best article or short film or episodes or documentary done on acid attack is available in one of the episodes of crime patrol where vibha anamd has played the role of victim. She has done it brilliantly and the way how episode is shot, make up, direction everything is just perfect
Chhapaak means well, no doubt, but the screenplay is surprisingly thin – surprising because of Meghna’s brilliance with Raazi and Talvar. Combine that with plotline weaknesses, an excessive effort to stay low key and the unexpected shot at being a conformist fairytale in the end, and the result is a film that seems curiously detached from its heroine, despite the devastating true story that inspired it. When Chhapaak (meaning: Splash) opens, we are in 2012 and Delhi is out on the streets protesting against a brutal gangrape on a bus. At this point, Malti has chosen to disappear from the public eye despite having earlier filed a high-profile PIL demanding a ban on the sale of acid in India. She soon starts working with an NGO for acid-attack survivors run by journalist-turned-activist Amol (Vikrant Massey). Thus begins her journey as the most visible face of this horrific crime in the country. Chhapaak’s narrative structure, which involves some back and forth in time, is slightly confusing. When did Malti stop being desperate for a job? When did rights-consciousness overcome her despair? What might have been a natural progression in a linear storyline comes across as swings in the state of mind of both the central figure and a couple of those around her because of the jagged timeline of events. This though is not the primary issue with Chhapaak. The primary issue is that while trying to avoid being high-decibel masala, it ends up seeming oddly uninvolved Deepika padukone's acid attack saga has it's moments but not enough!
The story of pretty teenager Laxmi Agarwal, whose face was ruined by acid flung by a much older spurned suitor, made headlines. What made her different from so many others was that she refused to let it ruin her life. Instead of cowering in fear and shame, something victims of any kind of violence tend to veer towards, she fought back. It was a long, hard fight, in hospitals and court-rooms, punctuated by a series of painful face-reconstructing surgeries. She refused to stay hidden, building herself back bit by bit while speaking up for herself, and others in the same circumstances. It is that inspiring story that Meghna recreates, with some embellishments, of course, through Deepika Padukone’s Malti. If the star had played it like a vanity project, there would have been no film. But Chhapaak scores because she comes through with a solid, realised performance. It is not just putting the focus on the ravaged-skin-with a missing ear-and-nostril, but reflecting a mix of pain, anger, resignation, and finally, arriving at some kind of resolution.
Chappak is a movie about social stigma of a acid attack survivor. How harsh is to survive after these barbaric attack which ruins life of a girl. Since it's a real life movie it's inspirational and must watch. Acting is superb. Visuals and direction could even have better. A good package to spend your time watching in theatres. Such movie should be endorsed.
Chhapaak is a film based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. It stars Deepika Padukone in the lead role while Vikrant Massey plays a crucial supporting role. The film is directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Fox Star Studios in association with Meghna Gulzar and Deepika Padukone. Deepika Padukone plays Malti, whose life turns upside down when a man named Bashir Shaikh (a) Babbu attacks her with acid after she doesn't reciprocate his romantic advances. What follows is a sensitive and accurate depiction of the life of an acid attack survivor. The film mainly banks on Deepika Padukone's spectacular performance, but Meghna Gulzar's writing is not inferior in any way. At no point does she resort to sympathy and shows the survivor in a humanized way. On the other side, we have Vikrant Massey playing the role of Amol, who runs an NGO called Chhapaak to empower acid attack survivors. The way his character is written certainly deserves a special mention. There is a scene where a group of survivors celebrate after achieving a small milestone. Amol asks them to stop, saying the battle against gender-based violence isn't over yet. Malti then tells him that "You're not the one attacked by acid. It's me and these women. We have to decide when to celebrate." From that scene onwards, he stops taking decisions on behalf of the women and stands behind them as an ally. Such gems are spread throughout the film, and these tiny, subtle moments sends a strong message to society. The film's issues are mainly with the screenplay. A film like Uyare, which was also about an acid attack survivor, primarily worked because we could see how the lead character started accepting herself. In Chhapaak, the transformation isn't clear because of the non-linear screenplay that keeps moving back and forth. The intention of the maker is right, but the desired effect is slightly diluted.
‘Chhapaak’ is not a film that lets you go easy, just as one begins to settle in to think Malti has managed to get better of her perpetrator, it jolts you with a few grim, uncomfortable reminders. ‘Chhaapak’ is a sensitive film with a delicate, yet powerful, handling of a heinous crime against women, and an important story that needs to be heard.
Good acting by Deepika Padukone and vikrant . The film is based on true story, the incident that shook the nation. This film touches not just your heart but your soul in the deepest way possible. The emotions and scenes are directed so well that you feel the emotion raw and real. I suggest everyone should go and watch this movie based on sensitive topic.
Very difficult subject handled with much sensitivity & balance. Excellent direction which avoids making the movie emotionally overwrought, as generally movies of this genre end up. Deepika Paukone gives superb performance depicting the pain and also grit & hope of the main character - Malti. Outstanding make-up detailing the damage related to acid-burns with nuanced & realistic progressive changes as the wounds heal & the results of surgery, on the most difficult part to be so portrayed - the face, & especially eyes.
Very powerful, well made movie. Deepika, as always, is outstanding. She's brought out the inner strength and beauty of the character through her sensitive portrayal. As in one of her lines she says, "the attack destroyed my body, not my mind". Certain section of the population has tried to destroy the ratings of the movie, but the heart and soul of the movie will survive the acid of hate.
Honestly this movie deserves a lot more than what horrible reviews have been left. I was emotionally connected right from the start.Meghna Gulzar and Atika Chohan tackle an extremely important subject matter in a way that doesn't seem too dramatic but rather realistic. The background score may become a bit too much during some scenes but the way the film tries to convey to you how serious this matter is through some terrific performances and direction.
The movie feels realistic throughout and doesn't stray away from its subject.Deepika Padukone does a great job playing Malti. It's not just the makeup that carries her performance but she adds a lot of vulnerability and heart to her character in order for us to care about her. Another star in the movie was Vikrant Massey who plays his role perfectly as the head of the NGO against acid attacks. Padukone and Massey's relationship seems believable and fits nicely into the film.
Chhapaak is very interesting to watch. It raises some really important questions regarding the legal system that will definitely make you question the law and society as a whole. This isn't Meghna Gulzar's best film but it's one that helps bring forward a recurring problem that should be dealt with.All cast members done a very great job.
Well directed..well acted and a story that needs to be seen and heard by everyone. Ok it was not as good as a No One Killed Jessica (in a similar genre). As everyone knew the story of Lakshmi Agarwal, so there was no scope of suspense in this story. But the thing I liked about the movie was that in spite of dealing with such a serious issue, the movie had a perfect mixture of light and heavy emotional moments which is v necessary to connect with the audience. It was not a sob fest but rather focused on the fact that even an acid attack survivor can lead a normal life, fall in love, party with colleagues and fight for the greater good. Vikrant Massey and Madhurjeet Sarghi have done complete justice to their roles and leave an impact almost similar to that of Deepika Padukone. The direction of Meghna Gulzar is very nuanced and each moment has been well thought of before finalizing it for the movie. The reaction of Malti, her parents and the society in general is very well scripted as to how they deal with the situation at hand.
The story of Laxmi (Malti) is very painful and you might feel offended at several occasions or might scream out watching her pain. The film makes you feel her pain and that's where the writer wins you over. The narrative looked brilliant, screenplay is highly engaging with almost no loo breaks and the scripting is fantastic too. Music is highly situational that makes every scene more exclusive and impactful.Deepika Padukone as Malti delivers Best Performance of career till date. She is unstoppable from the first frame and remains unstoppable throughout the film.
This movie will make you rethink about everything that's wrong with our cheap minded society. Meghna Gulzar should have done better than this. If over screaming and soul less acting were to be credited, Deepika's performance would have got her at least an Academy awards nomination. She happens to ruin the soul of most roles she takes up, just doesn't have the depth of emotion to connect with the audience.
The story could be accurate but it sadly isn't. The lawyer in real life events was given no real credit for her fight ! But let's forget the facts for a moment and enjoy the movie one would think. The direction is poor and the movie feels like something emotionally charged than a message.
There’s a scene late in “Chhapaak,” writer-director Meghna Gulzar’s stirringly crafted and intelligently uplifting fact-based drama, where Malti (Deepika Padukone), the survivor of a horrific assault, tentatively expresses her warm feelings to Amol (Vikrant Massey), the crusading activist who has taken up the cause of women who have suffered similar attacks. But, true to form for this fiery idealist, Amol gruffly interrupts her romantic overtures. “This stuff,” he insists, “belongs in the movies.” It’s tempting to read the exchange as Gulzar’s meta commentary on her own movie, which scrupulously avoids the emotional and stylistic extremes that, for better or worse, have come to define much of contemporary Indian cinema
A story that needs to be discussed! Hats off to Deepika for selecting this script and producing too. Great choice of actors and brilliant performances but let down by poor direction. Writing work could have been better. overall a good one time watch movie with good message.
Chhapaak directed by Meghna Gulzar is a striking depiction of the hideous world we live in. The movie opens with a protest scene against the Delhi rape and from that very scene, it sucks you in to its world. The word Chhapaak is used only once in one of the very early scenes of the film and it burned my entire body, realizing the horror of how a Chhapaak can destroy someone's entire world forever.Deepika is supported by a number of brilliant actors... Vikrant who plays Amol , Madhurjeet Sarghi who plays Malti's lawyer, Vishal Dahiya who plays Babbu and everyone else has done such a beautiful of job that leaves you so satisfied with the acting part .
The story was definitely touching but imo you dont leave much stunned after watching the film but you do accept that there are acid attacks happening around our country and severe action must taken agaisnt those black-hearted criminals. Acid attack is a heinous case and there are 1000s of acid attack cases with different stories so they could have depicted the many other reasons as to why acid attacks happen in our country.The cast was great ,no doubt about deepikas natural acting as well as Vikrant Massey played did an excellent role playing a persistent,focused man with a cause.The crime is indeed serious so a movie had to be made casting a superstar in it.
Chappak is a crisp, engaging story of an acid survivor named malti agarwal.The movie is not totally immersive but yet it has been plotted in a systematic way with events happening in proper chronology. . Dialogues were good but there werent much of them.Its not a typical bollywood masala movie loaded with several songs or tear jerking scenes but with an evocative title song and a clear straightforward message.Awesome producing, direction was good yet story wasnt much intense which makes one a bit bored at few moments also the first half was dull but the events catched its pace later on.
Chhapaak is the kind of movie this society needs to watch. Deepika Padukone has done awesome role in this movie. Her acting is deep in the real character of the movie. Direction is great and must be lauded. These types of movies make an example in society of how these brave girls keep on moving forward despite being treated Inhumane in the society.
Just ended watching #Chhapak. Expected much more but it's an average film. Film conveys the acid attack message but it is not bonded with a strong script which falters mid way. Long court room sequences and half baked romance. Watch it for #Deepika and acid message only. However, it's not #Deepika's best. 3*
The life of a nineteen year old girl take a turn when she is subjected to a horrific acid attack. But she resolve her life and fight for justice. Meghna gulzar's chhapaak is inspired from the life of a real acid attack survivor who became a symbol of strength and inspection for many women. The film is a fictionalized account with Deepika playing central character Malti who is attacked in broad daylight in the street of Delhi by a friend of the family and his aide.
Social message oriented!! Deepika Padukone starer "Chhappak" tells the story of acid victims 'horror' moment that changes life of victims forever! It also raises issues of easy availability of acid, insensitivity of legal system, the police and the general public at large to the plight of acid victims..
Chhapaak is a movie that is based on life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack victim. Movie is average and show the sequences, pain and after attack life of acid victim girls an how this girl stood out and file PIL and fought for her journey. It could have been a better in so many ways.
The filmmakers deserve credit for never seeking our pity. They have too much respect for the women who’ve survived these horrible attacks that they don’t manipulate us into shedding tears. If you’re choked it’s because the reality of what it depicts is frequently overwhelming.I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five for Chhapaak. Its strength is in its quietude. It goes about its business with minimal fuss. The film is both moving and important. And its leading lady is in very fine form.
Movie is directed based on the situation that happened... Worth watching! The acting from Deepika padukone was amazing. She just nailed the show. The pain faced by lady is tooooo sad and its very hard to think about it. GOI should bring new law which makes our country stronger..
The movie "Chhapaak" evoked emotions which felt very raw and thought provoking. The story line was well developed and Deepika portrayed the victim's role with great depth and precision. The movie will help to create awareness that even though significant steps have been taken to provide justice to the victims of acid attacks, much more needs to be done to curb this menace. The perpetrators in their misguided notions of revenge and honour forget that their momentary lapse of judgement can ruin the entire life of their victims. Besides, it also brought to light the role that parents and guardians can play in helping prevent such a tragedy from occurring by providing their children with an open environment in which they will be able to share their doubts and apprehension regarding any situation.
The movie does not do justice to the character, plot and the sensitivity of the topic. Vikrant Massey could have got some more screen time. The movie was more like a narration of events rather than an engaging plot. The could have just made a documentary.
Quite inspirational movie. Shows the dark world of our country and how every person should be treated equally . Really impressive story and the best acting by Deepika Padukone. Everyone should watch that movie for once. Go and watch in your nearest cinemas soon.
Really an inspirational story about a girl... Who was attacked by acid and stands back on her feet and shows the world that the attackers did not make her life miserable.. It is amazingly acted by Deepika Padukone and her makeup is also fabulous. A little slow narration - they could make it better!
Chhapaak movie makes complete sense. We can see what problems survivors face after acid attack. So bad Minds of people and their behaviour can understand all pain of acid attack girls. Story is very good and gives message to society. Deepika's acting is too good. I give 4 stars to this movie. I like emotional movies so it caters to my taste
Deepika padukone & Vikrant Massey starrer Chhapaak is a film about a young girl who tries to rebuild her life after a idiot man throws acid on her face in public area of India's capital New Delhi. This incident happened in 2005 which shook the nation. This is a very sensitive movie with a delicate story yet powerful. It is a very important story which needs to be heard & seen by everyone. When the first time Deepika's face is shown post acid attack, that is horrifying. We cannot see, just imagine how could Laxmiji Aggrawal would have bear & dealt with it everyday of her life This is surely a movie to look forward & everyone should support a brave attempt made by Deepika Padukone.
Chhapak is a beautiful and brave attempt from Deepika to showcase the ill happening in the society. Since people love movies , spreading good word through them is the best way. Deepika cherished in her role with her wonderful acting.Her makeover shows the dedication and perfection for the role.
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