Thappad is a Bollywood drama, helmed by Anubhav Sinha. The movie star Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. Thappad is set on the premise of a married couple who have a seemingly effortless relationship, but an unexpected slap changes everything. Thappad hit the theatres on February 28, 2020. The film also casts Pavail Gulati and Dia Mirza in key roles.
Plot: Amrita (Taapsee Pannu) is an 'adarsh patni' who begins her day by serving tea to her hubby and then escorting him to his car to hand over his wallet and packed lunch, as he zooms off his car to earn a living. She's also an 'adarsh bahu' who is supposed to check her mother-in-law's blood sugar levels and supervise the kitchen. In between her daily routine, she squeezes out some time to enjoy a cup of herbs-infused black tea and teach classical dance to her neighbour's daughter.
One day, Amrita's husband Vikram (Pavail Gulati) who is on the cusp of a big promotion at office, throws a party at their house. Things go ugly when he misdirects his rage over a sudden turn-of-events and ends up slapping his wife in front of all the guests. The public humiliation shatters Amrita. Further, when the 'fateful slap' is brushed off as 'ek thappad hi toh hai', she decides to stand up for her shattered pride by choosing to walk out of her 'loveless' marriage.