Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Thappad

Recently I saw Thappad and realised why it flopped. It starts with a promise , like we see a happy family of husband wife mother in a upper class background. Wife ( Tapsee pannu ) is shown as a good home maker and loving daughter in law , she manages the home with the help of a maid who does everything. Husband is an ambitious hard working man looking for a promotion. So far so good and then they host a party where everyone is enjoying and suddenly one senior gives him the need that somebody else is being given the promotion and his switch is off. He manhandles that person, and when his wife tries to take him wmaway forcibly, he gives a Thappad.. and bus wife is stunned, gets quiet and ultimately wants divorce.
Now this was quite outrageous ., agree he was wrong but no discussion, no understanding, even after her husband makes multiple efforts to bring her home, she is adamant and on top of that she says.. I don’t love you., does one stops loving like that? Her husband is not shown to be any rude or angry person.. just one incident and she wants to break her home even after she learns that she is pregnant.
Not only this but by multiple characters it is shown that men are always wrong and women always sacrifice., this men bashing tone is so ouvert  that it doesn’t gel.. there is no variety, just pick a maid and show her husband beating her, her mother stops singing.. sacrifice for family, her mother in law also keeps calling names to her husband and so so much do that even brother is asking his wife not to interfere and he is asked to apologise to wife and all the men are always sorry.,and I feel sorry for the women who can’t respect others..
Breaking is very easy.. effort lies in making a home, and just one mistake doesn’t and shouldn’t make someone pariah.. families are not built like that.And in life nobody gets everything, one has to adjust and accept as her husband says that thought he was foodie , still he married he who can’t cook.
One more draw back is the choice of heroine.. Tapsee looks so uncomfortable in the role, in the aftermath she is acting like a zombie.Her anger is not justified anywhere.
I wish our film industry stops being partisan and encourages family values, family is very important for kids.

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Thappad

Recently I saw Thappad and realised why it flopped. It starts with a promise , like we see a happy family of husband wife mother in a upper...