Deepika Padukone came to the big screen this Friday to shake us up with the story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Chhapaak. The actress is seen playing the role of Laxmi in the film.
Chhapaak is directed by Meghna Gulzar, who has helmed critically acclaimed projects like Talvar and Raazi. Chhapaak has earned Rs 4.77 crore at the box office on the first day of its release.
The film also stars Vikrant Massey in the lead role. It tells the story of Laxmi, how she survived the acid attack and helped other acid attack survivors in her journey. The film has got glorious reviews from the critics.
Chhapaak lies in its crisp narrative, backed by some solid performances by each one of the cast. Leading this talented pack is Deepika Padukone, the Pretty-Face Padukone, who let go of that face for this film. Deepika bites hard into Malti and makes you sit up and squirm with her, scream with her when she first sees her new face. As she looks at the mirror and tries inserting a jhumka through her earlobe, and then realises the acid has taken even that away, you hear her heart breaking. That the director uses ‘har ghadi badal rahi hai roop zindagi’ in the background, on that same radio, is a kick in your gut. You realise what half a Rs-30 bottle of acid does.”
After Deepika’s visit to JNU, she and her film Chhapaak did receive some backlash with trolls trying to defame the film, but the powerful film has made an impact on the audience and the same can be seen on social media.
दीपिका पादुकोण की फिल्म ‘छपाक’ पिछले कुछ दिनों से अचानक चर्चा में आ गई। वे जेएनयू के छात्रों से मिलने पहुंची और सोशल मीडिया पर फिल्म के बॉयकॉट के और दीपिका के समर्थन में हुईं पोस्ट की बाढ़ आ गई। लेकिन फिल्म का व्यवसाय निराशाजनक रहा।
मेघना गुलजार के निर्देशन में बनी छपाक एसिड अटैक सर्वाइवर लक्ष्मी अग्रवाल की सच्ची कहानी पर बनी है. फिल्म में दीपिका ने लक्ष्मी का और विक्रांत मैसी ने लक्ष्मी के रियल लाइफ पार्टनर अमोल दीक्षित का किरदार निभाया है. फिल्म को क्रिटिक्स और दर्शक दोनों के पॉजीटिव रिव्यूज मिले.