Director Anubhav Sinha's Thappad talks about the problem of domestic violence in our society. Thappad is a story of Amrita played by Taapsee Pannu, who files for a divorce from her husband after he slaps her at a party. The film trailer got thumbs up from the audience and raising the expectation from the film. Thappad became one of the most talked-about films and Thappad too didn't disappoint the fans. The film got raging reviews from the critics and audience who hailed the movie for its idea and expectation.
The film managed to open to a decent start considering the fact that it wasn't a big release in terms of screen. Thappad managed to collect little over Rs 3 crore and the first-day box office collection stood at Rs 3.07 crore. Taapsee Pannu starrer was expected to pick up on day 2 considering the positive reviews and the film manged to get a considerable growth from day 1 collection. Thappad collected Rs. 5.05 crore taking the total collection after two days at Rs 8.12 crore.
#Thappad jumps on Day 2... Occupancy at metros - target audience - witnesses substantial growth... Needs to maintain the pace on Day 3... Eyes ₹ 14 cr [+/-] total in its *opening weekend*... Fri 3.07 cr, Sat 5.05 cr. Total: ₹ 8.12 cr. #India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 1, 2020
However, looking at the continuous flow of positive feedback about the film we could expect the film to grow further thanks to the positive word of mouth publicity.
Thappad was declared tax-free by Madhya Pradesh Government for a few months. In an announcement made on Tuesday, the M.P. government gave Thappad exemption from the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST). A top official of the Commercial Tax Department said the film was exempted from SGST in view of its subject and message.
The film is the only release of the week and with Sunday we footfall might increase. The film has been facing tough competition from Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan which has been going rock solid at the Box Office.