Chhapaak is a Hindi-language biographical drama film released in 2020. The film, directed by Meghna Gulzar, tells the inspiring story of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor. Deepika Padukone portrays the lead role, drawing inspiration from Agarwal’s life. The film also features Vikrant Massey and Madhurjeet Sarghi in significant roles.
Chhapaak Hindi Movie 2020 Cast, Plot, Release, & Box Office
Chhapaak was a collaborative effort between Fox Star Studios, Ka Productions, Avernus Productions, and Mriga Films. The shooting of the film spanned from March to June 2019, with locations near New Delhi and Mumbai serving as the backdrop. On 10 January 2020, the film was released worldwide in theaters. Notably, it was declared tax-free in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, highlighting its societal importance and impact.
Alka, a reporter, encounters Amol Dwivedi, the founder of a foundation that supports acid attack survivors. Alka shares the story of Malti Agarwal, a survivor who is courageously advocating for a ban on the sale of acid. Malti, in her quest for employment, finds an opportunity when Amol offers her a position at his organization.
In April 2005, tragedy struck when Malti became a victim of an acid attack in a bustling market street in New Delhi. The incident prompts a thorough investigation by the police. Relying on the testimonies of Malti and her boyfriend Rajesh, the authorities suspect Basheer “Babbu” Khan, a family friend, and his sister-in-law Parveen Shaikh to be the culprits.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Deepika Padukone||Laxmi Agarwal|
|Vikrant Massey||Amol Dwivedi|
|Madhurjeet Sarghi||Archana Bajaj|
|Anand Tiwari||Mr. Bajaj|
|Payal Nair||Shiraz Jamshedji|
|Vishal Dahiya||Basheer “Babbu” Khan|
|Geeta Agarwal||Madhulika Agrawal|
|Delzad Hiwale||Rohit Agrawal|
|Varun Ketan||Cameraman with Alka|
|Bharti Gola||Tasneem’s Mother|
|Anjana Om Kashyap||herself|
|Pallavi Batra||Hardeep Kaur|
|Sunny Gill||Driver Anoop Singh|
|Sanjay Gurbaxani||Malti’s Doctor|
|Micky Makhija||Solicitor General|
|Sakshi Benipuri||Basheer’s wife|
|Tahura Mansuri||Archana’s Daughter|
Helmed by director Meghna Gulzar, the film features Deepika Padukone in the prominent role, portraying a character inspired by the real-life acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. Alongside Padukone, the cast includes talented actors Vikrant Massey and Madhurjeet Sarghi, who contribute their skills and talent to bring depth and authenticity to the film.
Madhurjeet Sarghi played Deepika Padukone’s lawyer in the film.
He has worked in several movies and is mainly known for the role played in the most popular film “Chhapaak” which is the story of an acid survivor.
Paayal Kapoor Nair, the talented actress who portrayed the character of ‘Shiraz Aunty’ in Chhapaak, shares insights into her experience working on Meghna Gulzar’s film and reflects on her journey.
Anjana Om Kashyap
Sakshi Benipuri is an Indian actress known for her roles in AK Vs AK, Chhapaak, and The Great Indian Escape.
The movie was globally released on January 10, 2020, and received special exemptions from taxes for its screenings in the states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, granted by the government.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||est. ₹55.44 crore|
|Directed by||Meghna Gulzar|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Edited by||Nitin Baid|
|Produced by||Fox Star Studios
Govind Singh Sandhu
|Fox Star Studios
|Release date||10 January 2020|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Written by||Atika Chohan
The film’s music is composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy while Gulzar writes the lyrics.
|“Nok Jhok”||Siddharth Mahadevan||3:58|
|“Chhapaak – Title Track”||Arijit Singh||4:39|
|“Khulna Do”||Arijit Singh||2:40|
|“Sab Jhulas Gaya”||Arijit Singh||1:24|
Chhapaak made an impressive start at the domestic box office, earning ₹4.77 crore on its opening day. The film witnessed a growth in collections on the second day, collecting ₹6.90 crore. On the third day, it continued its successful run with ₹7.35 crore, resulting in a total opening weekend collection of ₹19.02 crore.
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