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The trials and triumphs of Malti, an acid attack survivor. From the investigation of the attack to the court proceedings, the medical treatment to the emotional healing. Chhapaak is the story of the unquashable human spirit.

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Biography, Drama Hindi 2h 03min U 10th Jan, 2020

Deepika Padukone

as Malti

Vikrant Massey


Laxmi Agarwal


Ankit Bisht

as Rajesh

Delzad Hiwale

Supporting Actor

Meghna Gulzar

Director, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer, Dialogue Writer

Deepaka Padukone


Nilesh Vishwakarma

Art Director


" ‘Chhapaak’ is inspired by the story of real life acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal, who has become a symbol of strength and inspiration for many women. Malti, is attacked in broad daylight on the streets of Delhi by a family friend, Bashir Khan aka Babbu and his aide. As the narrative chooses a non-linear route, we first meet Malti when she is on a job hunt – consciously trying to move past the emotional and physical scars. In fact, far from the dreams she nursed of becoming a singer, her life becomes an intersection of her work with an NGO for acid victims, her multiple surgeries and her court cases. As support from her family dwindles owing to her brother’s illness and father’s death, it is Malti’s lawyer Archana, who stands by her through her arduous journey. From Malti’s PIL to ban the sale of acid to amendments in the acid violence legislation, her team of women lawyers, take on the system. Her other main support comes from Amol, who employs her to work for his NGO."