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Thappad film poster.jpg
First look poster
Directed byAnubhav Sinha
Produced byBhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Anubhav Sinha
Written byAnubhav Sinha
Mrunmayee Lagoo
StarringTaapsee Pannu
Music bySongs:
Anurag Saikia
Mangesh Dhakde
CinematographySoumik Mukherjee
Edited byYasha Ramchandani
Benaras Media Works
Distributed byAA Films
Release date
  • 28 February 2020 (2020-02-28)[1]

Thappad (transl. Slap) is an upcoming 2020 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed and co-produced (with Bhushan Kumar) by Anubhav Sinha. The film stars Taapsee Pannu as a woman who files for divorce when her husband slaps her.[2] It will be theatrically released on 28 February 2020.[1]



The film marks the second collaboration of Taapsee Pannu and director Anubhav Sinha after the 2018 film Mulk.[1]

Principal photography began on 6 September 2019 and ended on 16 October.[3] The film was shot in various places of Uttar Pradesh.

Promotion and release[edit]

The film was initially planned for release on 6 March 2020, but later it was preponed by a week earlier i.e. to release on 28 February 2020.[4]

On 31 January official trailer of the film was launched by T-Series.[5][6] On 11 February second official trailer launch and it shows Pannu breaking the fourth wall, and asking viewers to report the video so that it gets blocked on YouTube.[7]


Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film's songs are composed by Anurag Saikia and lyrics written by Shakeel Azmi.

Track listing
1."Ek Tukda Dhoop"Raghav Chaitanya5:25


  1. ^ a b c "Taapsee Pannu's Thappad gets new release date. Anubhav Sinha says, no one told me". India Today. 16 December 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Taapsee Pannu shares BTS picture from sets of Anubhav Sinha's Thappad". Times Now News 18. 10 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Taapsee Pannu Tweets New Film Thappad's Release Date; Director Anubhav Sinha Says 'No One Told Me'". NDTV. 16 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Taapsee Pannu's Thappad to release on Feb, director Anubhav Sinha complains 'no one told me'". Hindustan Times. 16 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  5. ^ T-Series (31 January 2020). "Thappad TRAILER: Taapsee Pannu - Anubhav Sinha - Bhushan Kumar - Releasing 28 February 2020". Retrieved 31 January 2020 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Taapsee Pannu, Anubhav Sinha's film is a resounding slap in Kabir Singh's face". Hindustan Times. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Thappad trailer 2: Taapsee Pannu wants you to get her own trailer banned from YouTube, gives directions". Hindustan Times. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.

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