In light of the increasing rate of crime against women, Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak touches the issue of rampant acid attacks in India. It is a story of Malti played by Deepika Padukone, who was attacked with acid on a street in New Delhi, in 2005. The film gives an understanding of the ground reality for an acid attack survivor.
It shows the state of legal, medical and social affairs in India that play a pivotal role in changing the narrative of the life of a survivor. The irreparable damage, the mental wounds, the survival, the recovery from trauma and the transformation that Malti undergoes are portrayed by the very talented Deepika Padukone.
Shankar Mahadevan who is the music director of the film has also composed the background score of Chhapaak. He took it to Instagram to announce that the trailer will be out today.
Shankar Mahadevan who is a legendary music composer of Bollywood and Marathi films has given music to a number of Marathi films like, Katyar Kaljat Ghusli, Kokanastha, Sarivar Sari, Bandh Premache, Agabai Arecchya 2, Govinda, Mitwaa, Satrangi Re, and more. With the release of the trailer today we will witness the musical magic of Shankar too!
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Produced by Fox Star Studios and co-produced by Deepika Padukone, the film written by Atika Chohan and Meghna Gulzar, Chhapaak, releases on 10th January 2020. The film stars Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey, and Rohit Sukhwani.
This is Deepika’s first film after her wedding and she feels strongly about the issue that it addresses. In her comment to IANS, Deepika Padukone said: "It's a very important film and I feel that the story which we are showcasing in our film needs to be told”. She shared the trailer of the film on her Instagram handle.
She quotes, "Rarely do you come across a story where you do not need an entire narration to decide if you want to be a part of a film or not. What is even rarer is to not be able to articulate and put into words what you feel for the film and it is a journey. Chhapaak is all of that and more for me...Presenting the trailer of #Chhapaak".
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