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Chhapaak is a Bollywood biographical-drama, helmed by Meghna Gulzar. The movie star Deepika Padukone in lead role alongside, Vikrant Massey. Chhapaak is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
The film revolves around Malti (Deepika Padukone) who is attacked with acid on a street in New Delhi, in 2005. ‘Chhapaak’ then takes us on a journey about surviving an acid attack in India, the medico-legal-social state of affairs that transpires after the acid has been hurled and the face is irreparably burnt.
Story In Detail
Amidst the heavy-duty protests and demonstrations in the Capital to seek justice for a rape victim, an elderly man tries to draw the attention of a media reporter to a passport size photo of a young girl (presumably his daughter) who was subjected to acid violence. It’s a poignant scene which emphasizes how violence against woman in many forms still continues to haunt the country. Meanwhile, after unsuccessful attempts in seeking a job owing to her disfigured face post an acid-attack, Malti (Deepika Padukone) decides to work for an NGO run by Amol (Vikrant Massey) which fights against acid attack violence. Slowly, she tries to rebuild her life and help in upliftment of other acid-attack survivors as well. Not wanting any other girl to undergo similar trauma as her, Malti even files a PIL for acid ban in the country. The rest of the plot revolves around how she triumphs against all odds and brings her culprits to justice.