Thappad (2020)

Amrita Sabharwal and Vikram have been happily married for several years. One day, at an office party, to celebrate Vikram’s promotion that would have them relocate to London, Vikram gets a call from his boss that he isn’t getting the promotion. He argues with his superior who is at the party for not backing him up for the promotion. When others including Amrita try to separate him, in a fit of rage, he slaps Amrita. This incident shocks Amrita to the core and she loses her self-respect and her love for Vikram. Vikram doesn’t apologize to her for his misconduct.

Amrita moves into her parent’s home which leads to an argument between Amrita and Vikram. Vikram initiates a legal proceeding to legally enforce Amrita to return home. Despite several people believing that Amrita is overreacting to the slap including her own brother, Amrita files for divorce, strongly sticking to her stand that he has no right to hit her even once. Initially, she decides to not file for domestic violence charges and mentions irreconcilable differences as the main reason for filing the divorce. To make the divorce proceedings more complicated, Amrita learns she is pregnant. At this point, Vikram and his lawyer, play dirty and file a lot of frivolous charges against Amrita to try and intimidate her and get sole custody of the unborn child. At this point, she files the domestic violence charge against Vikram, which if enforced can result in him being arrested.

Starring: Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati, Dia Mirza, Maya Sarao, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan

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