Chhapaak Review & Rating
Review: Deepika Padukone gives her best in the hard-hitting film
After a brilliant Talvar and
The story starts seven years after the acid attack incident took place where Malti is desperately looking for a job. Her dad has passed out and her brother Rohit is suffering from a fatal disease. She gets a job at an NGO, Chhaya, led by Amol Dwivedi (Vikrant Massey).
Amol has left his previous job as a journalist and now runs an NGO that helps acid-attack survivors with their hospitalization and counselling for the families and the survivors themselves. They also spread awareness against the social evil. With the NGO, she
Malti becomes the face of public-interest limitation (PIL) against the sale of acid in India; it goes all the way to the Supreme Court.
Malti, who once used to cover her face with a dupatta when she stepped outside of her home, hosting a show on television. The film unveiled Malti's journey layer by layer and we get to see Malti's past, the crucial moment of attack, the court weaved in the narrative. Deepika got into the skin of her character.
Vikrant Massey has perfectly complimented Deepika's performance in the movie. He plays Malti's boss, a friend, and love interest. Vikrant looks genuine as a social activist and his breezy chemistry with DP shines in the lighter moments of the film. Other characters of the film are not well worked out thus lacks the charm.
Meghna Gulzar's direction is
Music & Others
Nitin Baid's editing makes the scene one of the most hard-hitting sequences of Bollywood cinema. Shankar-Ehsan-Loy's music and Gulzar's heart-wrenching lyrics must get a special mention.
- Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey's Performances
- Meghna Gulzar's direction
- Solid and straightforward script
- hard-hitting execution
- No strong side characters
Pycker Rating: 3.5
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