"Domestic violence that affects millions of women"
Taapsee Pannu has delivered another striking message to viewers with the help of her latest film Thappad’s (2020) promo extending to support the need for domestic violence disclaimers in films.
The trailer of Thappad (2020) has garnered worldwide attention for the films progressive storyline.
Thappad revolves around a wife (Taapsee Pannu) who files for divorce after her husband slaps her.
The film’s tag line, “Thappad – Bas itni si baat?” has highlighted the serious impact of domestic violence. It has also been hailed as the most important film of 2020.
The filmmakers have also been posting message-driven promos to evoke conversations concerning domestic violence.
Each video is targetting societal concerns which are often swept under the carpet.
Now, Taapsee Pannu and the filmmakers of Thappad (2020) have recently posted a promo regarding the need for domestic violence disclaimers in films.
The Thappad (2020) team have shown their support to a Change.org petition asking for domestic violence disclaimers to be included in films.
To showcase this strong message, Taapsee is seen questioning viewers in a concept video.
The video poses the question, “why don’t we have a disclaimer for Thappad on-screen when we have one for alcohol consumption, smoking and animal cruelty?”
Taapsee urges viewers to sign a petition after highlighting that films take into account the need for disclaimers, yet they fail to acknowledge violence.
Taapsee Pannu and the filmmakers of Thappad (2020) have requested the censor board to make it mandatory for films to carry a domestic violence disclaimer.
The Country Director of Change.org India, Nida Hasan, showered praise for Taapsee Pannu. She said:
“When most of our films are filled with misogynistic portrayals of women, films like Thappad (2020) trigger our collective conscience.
“Taapsee’s support for Mahika’s petition is a powerful statement for the Indian film industry to take responsibility for the right messaging on domestic violence that affects millions of women in our country every day.”
The highly-anticipated film is helmed by Anubhav Sushila Sinha and Bhushan Sudesh Kumar.
Thappad (2020) is directed by Anubhav Sushi Sinha. It stars Taapsee Pannu as Amrita and Pavail Gulati as her on-screen husband.
Undoubtedly, the need for films to carry domestic violence disclaimers is necessary.
We wait to see whether Taapsee Pannu’s video will impact people and urge them to sign the petition.
Thappad is scheduled to hit the big screen on February 28, 2020.