Read the Chhapaak Movie Reviews starring Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey
Chhapaak Reviews
Ratings: 6.66/10

Reviews Counted: 46
Score: 89%
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Bollywood Hindi Movie Chhapaak Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Writer: Atika Chohan, Meghna Gulzar
Genre(s): Drama
Release Date: 10 January 2020

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: 3.5/5
Meghna Gulzar’s film is all heart as it takes on the scourge of acid attacks. Deepika Padukone shows the mastery on her craft as she emerges as Malti ... Full Review

Sreeparna Sengupta | Times of India: 3.5/5
Chhaapak’ is a sensitive film with a delicate, yet powerful, handling of a heinous crime against women, and an important story that needs to be heard ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3.5/5
You look at Deepika Padukone, so far away from the dressed-up, made-up parts she’s done till now, and acknowledge an actor who wants to break out of her safe zone, to actually inhabit someone else’s skin even if it’s burnt. Yes, it’s worthy, but it’s also very watchable ... Full Review

Priyanka Sinha Jha | News18: 3.5/5
A Positive Life-affirming Story That is Engaging. Deepika Padukone blends into Malti seamlessly, the star, rarely surfacing and director Meghna Gulzar constructs the balance with a seasoned hand ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5
Deepika Padukone's All Heart Performance Makes The Film A Hindi Cinema Milestone, notch up a few points in this commendable effort ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 2.5/5
CHHAPAAK is a brave attempt at highlighting an issue and the crime that exists in our society. At the box office, it will have a difficult journey since it is not a commercial entertainer ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3/5
Deepika Padukone Manages To Move The Human In You! Chhapaak makes a bold statement exposing the lenient punishment for the heinous crime of acid-attack ... Full Review

Teo Bugbee | The New York Times: 3/5
There are scenes of anguish, but the film doesn’t make a spectacle of pain. And as Malti, Padukone is by turns inquisitive, watchful and serene but never maudlin ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: 4/5
Deepika Padukone's movie is an emotional force. The lead actor's performance and Meghna Gulzar’s direction ensure that the film is like a splash that leaves you misty with emotions, if not entirely drenched ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 4/5
Chhapaak is solid, uncomfortable viewing, but it is also meditative and meandering ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 2.5/5
Deepika Padukone's acid attack saga has its moments, but not enough ... Full Review

Aishwarya Vasudevan | DNAIndia: 3/5
Film isn't easy to watch & that is exactly why you should go for it. Watch it for the beautiful and gut-wrenching combination of Deepika and Meghna ... Full Review

Suparna Sharma | Deccan Chronicle: 3/5
Brave and significant, but also very filmi. Chhapaak does not solicit our pity for acid attack victims. It does not goad us to shed tears ... Full Review

Vinamra Mathur | Mid-Day: 3/5
Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey deliver compelling performances, but Chhapaak isn't going to be an easy watch. Chhapaak also gives us the most shocking finale at the movies in years. Gulzar and her team turn the adage expect the unexpected on our heads. You have a smile on your face, and then suddenly ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3.5/5
With another mature, cause-based film in her kitty, Meghna Gulzar has once again shown it's possible to marry art with mart ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: 2.5/5
Chhapaak is powered by good intentions and progressive messaging but the film is undermined by a flawed screenplay ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: 3/5
Deepika Padukone delivers a dignified performance in a role that deserved more bandwidth than its sentimental symbolism ... Full Review

Amandeep Narang | The Statesman: 3/5
Meghna Gulzar’s honest attempt to convey a story strengthened by the performances of its actors is an important movement in the genre of socially realist cinema that has seen a kind of contemporary revival in the film industry ... Full Review

Live Hindustan: 3.5/5
फिल्म का कलेवर वैसे तो सिनेमायी है, पर इसमें कुछ-कुछ डॉक्यूमेंट्री वाला अंदाज भी है। मसाला मनोरंजन तलाश रहे लोगों के लिए यह फिल्म कतई नहीं है। फिल्म में एक कमी यह नजर आती है कि यह एसिड सर्वाइवर्स की दुनिया में थोड़ा और गहरे उतर सकती थी। ... Full Review

Jinal Bhatt | Mashable: 3/5
Chhapaak isn't some extraordinary, eye-opening film with performances to go ga-ga over. But that takes nothing away from how well-made the film is for a subject like acid attack that deserves our attention ... Full Review

Madhuri | Filmi Beat: 3/5
In one of the scenes in the film, Deepika Padukone's Malti quips, "Unhone meri surat badli hai, mera mann nahi" and it makes you realize the importance of standing confident and undeterred even in the darkest phase of life ... Full Review

Sonal Pandya | Cinestaan: 4/4
Chhapaak ends most powerfully with a reminder of other acid-attack victims, whose numbers seem unfortunately to be growing. Malti's life, largely based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, is both moving and inspirational. She is not just a survivor, she is a warrior ... Full Review

Mahwash Ajaz | Masala: 3.5/5
Deepika Padukone Stars in a Film with Flimsy Script but a Sound Message ... Full Review

Kriti Tulsiani | Zoom TV: 3.5/5
The film has its heart and intentions in the right place, and that's one of the main reasons Chhapaak should be celebrated for ... Full Review

IANS | Sify: 3/5
Disturbing, yet relevant. Chhapaak is brutal in impact, horrifying in its depiction of pain and trauma, and seems a tad too long despite a runtime of just around two hours given the heavy subject at hand ... Full Review

Vishal Verma | Glamsham: 4/5
Incredibly courageous, soul stirringly uplifting & beautiful ... Full Review

SantaBanta: 4/5
A hard-hitting film that stays with you and disturbs you! ... Full Review

Ankur Pathak | The Huffington Post: 3.5/5
Chhapakk is a quietly powerful social commentary, a film that never allows you to be comfortable. Because the film knows that being comfortable is being complicit in violence ... Full Review

Antara Dasgupta | Maps Of India: 4/5
Unlike the quintessential films, Chhapaak is centred around women with a female lead, whose face is hidden under prosthetics, dealing with a subject which one could never imagine in the mainstream cinema, makes it an important Hindi film of the year ... Full Review

Poulomi Das | Arre: 4/5
Deepika Padukone delivers a moving, invested performance in the uneven Chhapaak, without indulging in self-pity. It is to her credit that despite the prosthetics, her performance feels neither artificial nor gimmicky ... Full Review

Priyanka Bhadani | Cineblitz: 3/5
Chhapaak could have been more compact and gripping. But that doesn’t negate its importance, bringing us closer to the issue – for many acid attack survivors have lost their lives or are living a compromised life ... Full Review

Meeta | Wogma: 3/5
A brief that worked even if the film becomes documentary-like along the way, in a story which has to be predictable because it largely sticks to real-life events ... Full Review

Priyanka Bhadani | The Week: 4/5
Chhapaak is an extremely powerful story of women’s victory with utmost sensitivity. It is a story of the spirit and valour that women have to live with day in and out ... Full Review

Tanul Thakur | The Wire: 3.5/5
With Empathy and Finesse, 'Chhapaak' Makes a Human Out of a Survivor. Until now, a survivor of acid attack spoke to us through the flattening hammers of nonfiction. The liberating lens of fiction bringing to fore her personality and desire ... Full Review

The Quint: 3/5
Chhapaak isn’t without flaws, but it deals with a very powerful subject with sincerity, and that deserves our attention ... Full Review

Manjusha Radhakrishnan | Gulf News: 3.5/5
Chhapaak is life-affirming and sobering, so don’t duck this disturbing and compelling drama ... Full Review

Ambica Sachin | Khaleej Times: 4/5
Chhapaak is an empowering movie about more than an acid attack survivor; it is a movie that celebrates the human spirit, the undaunting courage showcased by hundreds of women who have been victimised but refuse to let their scars define them ... Full Review

Sonal Gera | India TV: 4/5
Watch 'Chhapaak' for some issues need to be addressed; for some films need to be made; for Deepika Padukone who needs to be valued for more than just her ethereal beauty; for Meghna who is more than just Gulzar Saab's daughter; for Vikrant Massey who needs to be given more lead roles; and for all the acid-violence survivours who need to reclaim the power and their identity ... Full Review

Vaibhavi V Risbood | PinkVilla: 3/5
The makers have a track-record of taking real-life stories a notch higher. However, in totality, it does fall a bit short of expectations, Chhapaak is a film worth the time and money ... Full Review

Apoorva Nijhara | Mens XP: 3/5
Deepika Padukone's Brave & Fiery Malti Easily Makes Up For Wobbly Direction ... Full Review

Behind Woods: 3.25/5
Deepika's astonishing performance and Meghna Gulzar's craft makes Chhapaak a must watch ... Full Review

Bollywood Bubble: 2.5/5
Chhapaak is a story that will touch your heart and will take you through a ride of giggle and sob ... Full Review

Shubha Shetty Saha | Free Press Journal: 3/5
Meghna has handpicked the other actors well and each of them lend good support. Don’t miss this one. It is not comfortable but it is necessary ... Full Review

Sowmya Rajendran | The News Minute: 3.5/5
Deepika Padukone is exceptional in this hard-hitting film. The subject of the film may be depressing but director Meghna Gulzar handles it with sensitivity ... Full Review

Uday Bhatia | Live Mint: 3/5
Chhapaak earnestly highlights a depressingly common horror, deals squarely with its subject without quite transcending it ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: 3/5
Hard to watch and hard to look away. Chhapaak is needlessly uneven and sluggish at times, but it’s most powerful when it keeps things simple and stays on course ... Full Review