Starring: Deepika padukone, Vikrant Massey
Director: Meghna gulzar
By Yogesh Mishra
Director Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak is based on the acid attack that has become one of the most serious concern of the country.Perhaps for the first time in the history of Bollywood, any such movie is made which has a core focus on acid attack.
Story revolves around Malti Agarwal (Deepika Padukone) who is an acid attack survivor. Although doctors saved her life but she lost her external beauty in that attack. Due to her strong will power, she goes one step ahead in the court. Because of her PIL, court modifies the law and thus it becomes a historic victory for Malti. This attempt was not just for Malti but also become helpful in giving justice to many such Malti's of India. Malti fights this battle for more many years and one must see the movie to know what happens at the end.
Unlike other movies, Deepika Padukone as usual has given her best in this film too. Her performance is highly appreciable. The other artists like Vikrant Massey etc. have also justified their roles in the film.
Shankar Ehsan Loy's music touches the heart of the audience. The title song is very impressive.
Despite of having such a serious storyline, film is little dull and boring. The film is more like a documentary than a commercial film. Director Meghna Gulzar didn't take much of cinematic liberty but somewhere it seems that the same storyline could have been made better. First half is quite good but second half is little boring. The flashback of the story is shown towards the end of the film in the court room. Many such hearings happened earlier but the basic story is shared in the courtroom so late which seems little odd. Ideally such basic things are shared by the victims in the initial investigations only. Screenplay is not upto the mark. Such a serious concern like acid attacks are shown in a normal way. Ideally, audiance should also feel the kind of pain an acid survivor feels during and after attack. That kind of pinches were missing in the film.
Overall, this is such an important issue that must be shown to the people and let them know what kind of monsters are there in our society. Meghna Gulzar's direction is good but it could have been better. We can say it's like an eye opener movie for all of us. This is such a serious concern so it must be recommended to see at least once.
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