Having gone a rung higher on the success ladder ever since its release, Anubhav Sinha-directorial Thappad, starring Taapsee Pannu in the lead, witnessed a drip on Monday. Scrapping a meager Rs 2.26 crore, the movie made a total of Rs 16.92 crore by the fourth day of its release. Also Read - 'Chandro Tomar Aka Shooter Dadi's Spirit Will Never Die', Saand Ki Aankh Director Tushar Hiranandani Mourns Loss Of A 'Wonderful Personality'
Sharing the sudden fall in numbers on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Thappad is steady, finds patronage on Day 4 at select sectors [#Delhi, #NCR]… Needs to maintain the pace from Tue-Thu… Eyes ₹ 22.50 cr [+/-] total in *Week 1*… Fri 3.07 cr, Sat 5.05 cr, Sun 6.54 cr, Mon 2.26 cr. Total: ₹ 16.92 cr. #India (sic).” Also Read - Shooter Dadi Chandro Tomar Dies: Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar Pay Tribute to Their 'Cutest Rockstar'
The film revolves around domestic violence and it has managed to create a lasting impact on the audience. Thappad features a gripping storyline on a subject that has never been talked about in the mainstream cinema. The film narrates the story of a married couple played by Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati and the toll their marriage takes when the husband slaps his wife in a fit of rage. Things take a drastic turn with Taapsee refuses to make peace with the insult or the show of violence that she was subjected to.
It talks about domestic violence and how even ‘one slap’ should not be endured. The film doesn’t only comment on society’s refusal to accept women who are separated or divorced but also explores the emotions of a woman who doesn’t know if she is silently making peace with a violent marriage.
Thappad has received good reviews and a terrific word of mouth on social media. The story has emerged out as something that was important to be told and Taapsee’s performance as housewife Amrita who decides to walk out of the marriage after her husband slaps her at a party, has impressed all. With Sinha’s newfound goodwill that he earned by making films like Mulk and Article 15 in the recent past, Thappad got an extra edge over other films currently running on the screens.