“Chhapaak”: A Riveting Tale of Resilience and Empowerment

Row Name Details
Movie Name Chhapaak
Censorship Type UA
Genre Biographical Drama
Available on Platform Streaming platforms and DVD/Blu-ray
Running Time 120 minutes
Language Hindi
Dubbed in Languages None
Starring Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey
Release Date January 10, 2020
Banner Name Fox Star Studios, Ka Productions
Produced by Fox Star Studios, Deepika Padukone, Govind Singh Sandhu
Directed by Meghna Gulzar
Story Writer Atika Chohan, Meghna Gulzar
Music Composer Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Choreographer Shampa Gopikrishna
Action & Stunt Directors N/A
Cinematography Malay Prakash
Editor Nitin Baid
Movie Budget Approximately ₹35-40 Crores ($4.6M – $5.3M USD)
Box Office Collection Approximately ₹55 Crores ($7.3M USD)

“Chhapaak” stands as a poignant cinematic representation inspired by real events. The film, with a UA certification, narrates the profound and stirring story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, portrayed by Deepika Padukone.

Plot and Performances
Deepika Padukone delivers a compelling performance as Malti, a character based on Laxmi, depicting her journey from trauma to triumph after a brutal acid attack. Vikrant Massey shines as Amol, a social activist supporting victims of acid attacks. Their poignant performances lend authenticity and depth to this powerful narrative, showcasing the resilience and spirit of survivors.

Behind the Scenes
Directed by the talented Meghna Gulzar, known for her sensitive portrayal of real-life stories, and co-written with Atika Chohan, the film meticulously navigates through the emotional landscape of the survivor’s life. The music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy adds depth to the storytelling, while Malay Prakash’s cinematography captures the raw emotions and challenges faced by the characters.

Box Office and Impact
Despite its sensitive subject, “Chhapaak” resonated strongly with audiences, sparking conversations around acid attack survivors and their struggles. While the film had a modest box office collection compared to big-budget releases, its impact on societal perceptions and discourse surrounding the issue was profound.

“Chhapaak” remains an important cinematic gem that not only highlights a survivor’s journey but also raises awareness and empathy toward the issue of acid attacks, leaving a lasting impression on viewers.

Actor & Actress

Star Name Category Character Type Role Gender
Deepika Padukone Lead Actress Protagonist Malti Female
Vikrant Massey Supporting Actor Supportive Lead Amol Male
Madhurjeet Sarghi Supporting Actress Supportive Role Archana Female
Anand Tiwari Supporting Actor Supportive Role Bappu Male
Vaibhavi Upadhyaya Supporting Actress Supportive Role Shiraz Female
Payal Nair Supporting Actress Supportive Role Shruti Female
Ankit Bisht Supporting Actor Supportive Role Basheer Male
Geeta Agarwal Sharma Supporting Actress Supportive Role Malti’s Mother Female
Delzad Hiwale Supporting Actor Supportive Role Mehra Male
Manohar Teli Supporting Actor Supportive Role Malti’s Father Male
Ipshita Chakraborty Singh Supporting Actress Supportive Role Malti’s Sister Female


Award Name Year Description
Filmfare Awards 2021 Best Dialogue – Atika Chohan
Zee Cine Awards 2020 Best Actress – Deepika Padukone
Screen Awards 2021 Best Actor (Critics) – Deepika Padukone
Guild Film Awards 2020 Best Actress – Deepika Padukone
IIFA Awards 2020 Best Actress – Deepika Padukone
National Film Awards 2020 Best Film on Other Social Issues

Songs & Lyrics

  1. “Nok Jhok”

    • Singer: Siddharth Mahadevan
    • Lyrics: Gulzar
    • Choreographer: Adil Shaikh
    • Song Length: Approximately 4:04

  1. “Chhapaak – Title Track”

    • Singer: Arijit Singh
    • Lyrics: Gulzar
    • Choreographer: Raju Khan
    • Song Length: Approximately 3:41

  1. “Khulne Do”

    • Singer: Arijit Singh
    • Lyrics: Gulzar
    • Choreographer: Caesar Gonsalves
    • Song Length: Approximately 2:55

  1. “Muh Dikhai 2.0”

    • Singer: Meghna Mishra
    • Lyrics: Gulzar
    • Choreographer: Caesar Gonsalves
    • Song Length: Approximately 3:13

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