Director Anubhav Sinha's movie Thappad starring Taapsee Pannu has impressed Barkha Dutt, Saba Naqvi and others in its special screening held in Delhi on Tuesday and received rave reviews from them.


Thappad is a family drama, which is about a woman, who files for divorce when her husband slaps her. The film has been written and directed by Anubhav Sinha, who has co-produced with Bhushan Kumar under the banners Benaras Media Works and T-Series. The movie is scheduled for its worldwide release on February 28.

Anubhav Sinha, Article 15 and Mulk fame director, is very confident about the content of Thappad. Hence, he has adopted a new strategy for its promotion. He is holding special screenings in different cities across India 10 days for its release. Bollywood filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra, Hansal Mehta and Vishal Bhardwaj are hosting these screenings

Vishal Bhardwaj hosted the first special screening of Thappad in Delhi on February 18. Journalist Barkha Dutt, Saba Naqvi and many other journalists and social activists watched the movie in the preview shows. They are all impressed with Anubhav Sinha's scripting and direction and Taapsee Pannu's acting. After watching the film, some of them took to their Twitter pages to share their reviews.

Here is what Barkha Dutt, Saba Naqvi and other say about Thappad:

Barkha Dutt @BDUTT

I saw #Thappad and wept through the movie. It especially delights me that this movie was made by a man @anubhavsinha and among many fine characters, my friend @taapsee as its lead shone. The film is brave and lifts the lid off silent, crushed & repressed female dreams. Do watch

Saba Naqvi @_sabanaqvi

Delighted to see a man @anubhavsinha make a movie such as #Thappad that reinforces the message of women strength and independence and the ability to walk away from a man inspite of social attitudes. Go see.

Madhavan Narayanan @madversity

Just had a privileged special preview of #Thappad by the sensitive @anubhavsinha. Disturbingly beautiful portrayal of womanhood and dignity. With cult lines and taut narrative. @taapsee will arrive as a national icon with this. She's more than just a good actor.


Rahul Pandita @rahulpandita

Watched #Thappad last evening in Delhi, a film splendidly made on realistic events happening all time around us. Stellar direction/screenplay by @anubhavsinha and a terrific performance by @taapsee. Thank you, @vanityparty

Bedika @rbedika

#Thappad is @anubhavsinha best work and @taapsee is at the peak of her career as an artist. The film takes a simple idea to showcase how we all are complicit in our acceptance of this violence. A fine ensemble cast adds to the beauty of the film.

Gaurav Dwivedi @meGauravDwivedi

watched #Thappad at a special preview..its a brilliant film! @anubhavsinha handles such an emotional yet complex issue with such maturity!! @taapsee is superb! her histrionics reaching greater heights after each film!Congrts to the entire team! Thnks @vanityparty @VishalBhardwaj

Sushant Mehta @Sushant_IToday

Just saw #Thappad such a powerful film, outstanding performances by the entire cast. Anubhav Sinha - brilliant. Will watch again, with my mom & dad ❤️

Monika Rawal @monikarawal

Saw #Thappad n glad that @anubhavsinha addressed the issue in such a relatable manner. @taapsee shines n her silence speaks more than dialogues. U decide your limits n the film raises this pertinent point; tells u not to let ANYONE jolt ur self-respect, even if it's JUST A SLAP..

Astha @_asthac_

#Thappad is beautiful. Its simplicity and strong narrative make it so beautiful. It makes you angry. It makes you cry. @taapsee #kumudmishra ji were so good. But @GeetikaVidya was just AMAZING!!! Another great @anubhavsinha film

Anku Pande Chibb @ankupande

This looks so interesting #Thappad! Uuffff you make ME feel unsmart. Have to frame new expressions. Every film you have been picking each one so smart and fun and important  

Aakash @Aakash17187226

Wow Finally an award to the bestest of all @taapsee.. She deserved it and really happy Bollywood recognises the talent and hard work she has done ..Hope She wins many more awards ..All the best for #Thappad ..You are a rockstar @taapsee

Yaseer Usman @yasser_aks

Watched a special preview of #Thappad.  Director @anubhavsinha's form continues. A brave film on domestic violence with the gifted @taapsee More soon.