Movie Review: Thappad

Last night I just randomly chose to watch this movie which created a good hype on its release some time ago. It wasn’t the plan to go for it on purpose, but now I think I gave myself a good two hours of show. So, let’s discuss.

What’s the show? Thappad

Category: Drama

Duration: 2h 22m

IMDb: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

What is it all about? It is a story of young-married couple who are struggling to settle in London for a better life and opportunities in future. The husband is working day in, day out on a presentation to please his boss at work. His second half is simply a house wife whose life revolves around him only. From dawn to dusk, she has a defined routine of looking after the home and her mother-in-law. During the day, she takes dancing classes of a girl in her neighborhood and occasionally visits her parents too. Everything goes perfect until one day he succeeds and gets promoted. To celebrate which, he throws a party on the same day. And later on, it is revealed that the position has been passed over to someone else and he’ll be an assistant only. In a drunken state, the news gets him panicked. He gets mad over a counterpart-cum-senior (susceptible of that workplace politics) and the situation goes out of control. Just when the wife embarks on to stop things from getting messier, he slaps her. And, this very fact is not acceptable for her.

Alongside, there are some sideline people who are also going through relatable lives. Everyone, at the end, decides on what makes them (real) happy in life.

Spoiler: No, I’m a good person. You go watch it and we’ll discuss later (like good gal pals).

Disclaimer: (Before we begin with the review, a compulsive disclaimer is needed.) Everyone has different perspectives on how they consume content. And since I don’t want to jump into the subject like gender inequality or feminism, I’ll totally skip that part (because I don’t think of myself the right person to have words on it at the moment). I’ll simply share my views in general and nothing much. Are we cool to go? Yes, let’s go.

My verdict: This may be an eye-opener for a lot of people. The storyline is new which caught me up till the end. There came a lot of times when I was sold to the dialogues. Despite the fact I had not assumed it to conclude the way it did, the movie cleared the vision on many aspects. What I perceived from it is, in this fast-paced world, we often take our closed ones/relations for granted.  Also, no matter how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved in life; if you aren’t happy, it all goes in vain. The only thing that makes a difference is what right deed gives you inner satisfaction and there shouldn’t be no need to fake nothing. Acceptance should come from within.

Where to watch? Unfortunately, the link has now been removed from where I watched it. And you got to make a little effort of finding a legit source for it. *tee-hee*

That’s it, bye.

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