Thappad is a film which most men in our society will dismiss it off as 'Taapsee has shown how to break homes'. Ji haan, that's exactly what I heard in the loo after I walked out from Audi 4 at PVR ECX after watching it, this evening. In a sharp contrast, women outside were almost congratulating each other that Taapsee deserves a pat on the back for coming up with such a film. But hey, why were they forgetting the maker Anubhav Sinha, who's in the pink of form ever since he made Mulk? Why is it that only the star is praised/criticised after one sees movies in India? Hamari mentality ka toh jawaab nahin!
Anyway, so what did I think of it being a man? I personally think that we men need to be taught a lesson. We have taken the women around us for granted in every respect and obviously the men in the loo were of those kind. The man in question here- Pavail Gulati (playing Taapsee's husband)- too does just the same.
What also comes out in the film but very subtly is that if a man gets sex in the night, he is all happy in the morning when leaving for office. Ab yeh bhi sach hai, aur yeh bhi sach hai that if he doesn't- he is sulking, grumbling and anguished. Pinches you, men? It should. And so what if it does?
Again, a Taapsee film has stirred a discussion. The purpose of the movie is served. And again, a Taapsee film comes with a silver lining- which is, that, some men will definitely learn a thing or two from it.
But I had one issue with Thappad- the pace of the film. Sinha could have been little faster and crisper.
Dia Mirza is fine in a seemingly inconsequential role until it slaps you in the end that a woman can well do without a man in her life.
Ram Kapoor catches your eye with his confidence. Kumud Mishra, Ratna Pathak Shah and Tanvi Azmi impress, especially Azmi.
And now for what you and Taapsee might be wanting to know- Taapsee's performance. Let me put it this way: TAP this woman for any role and you shall SEE simply efficiency. Two outfits shall also stay in memory- the simple green dress that she makes an entry in, the brown saree which she dons at the fateful party.
I am going with THREE-and-HALF.
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