The film is set to be released on February 28
Thappad, directed by Anubhav Sinha, follows a woman (Taapsee Pannu) pursuing a divorce after she is slapped by her husband (Pavail Gulati).
Everyone around her is surprised to see her reluctance to let go of a “small matter” like this. A character seen in the trailer goes as far as to say: “When you are in love, some violence is an expression of love.” Another character remarks that the woman will find life much more difficult once she gets “the tag of a divorcee”.
But Pannu’s heroine says, “That one slap made me see the unfair things that I’d been ignoring all this while.”
Anubhab Sinha’s previous films, including Mulk and Article 15, also addressed crucial socio-political issues.
Thappad has an ensemble cast, including Dia Mirza, Ratna Pathak Shah, Kumud Mishra, Ram Kapoor, and Manav Kaul. The film was written by Anubhav Sinha and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul.
The film is set to be released on February 28.