Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak released on January 10, 2020, has already made headlines for its looks and recent Deepika Padukone’s visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The film is inspired by the life of an acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. But due to piracy in the market trend, Chhapaak movie is unfortunately fallen into piracy and is being circulated in various online piracy sites in 1080p HD, 480p, 720p as well as in cam-rip versions. And it’s none another than infamous piracy website Tamilrockers who have leaked the movie Chhapaak online illegally on the first day itself. This affects the box office collections and producer’s pockets.
Tamilrockers is well known to provide pirated prints of fresh releases in Hollywood and Bollywood that allow users to download and watch it at home for free. Many big-ticket films like Good Newwz, Dabangg 3, Dream Girl, Avengers: Endgame, Housefull 4, Kabir Singh, Ghost Stories and the recent release Ajay Devgn starrer Tanhaji all have fallen prey to piracy.
Please note that downloading and watching a movie from pirated sites is an offence in India. Producers Guild of India came up with a press release in order to put a dent on piracy, with an amendment approved by the cabinet. According to the Cinematograph Act, 1952 anyone who is involved in piracy in any means has to face three years jail or pay a fine of Rs 10 lakh or both.
What Chhapaak Movie Is All About?
Meghna Gulzar directorial Chhapaak is produced by Deepika Padukone under the banner of Fox Star Studios, Ka Productions and Mriga Films.
The actress Deepika Padukone in her interviews talked about the entire process of taking up the character of Laxmi, the acid attack survivor. After acid attacks, how her journey went and difficulties she had faced in society and being emotional about the same on multiple occasions. Padukone has cited this film closest to her heart, and in fact, one she will cherish for a lifetime.
The Chhapaak movie has also been in the news recently for Deepika’s visit to JNU campus as she stood in solidarity with the students after the masked mobs attacked students. While some strongly against this stance of hers termed as publicity and some stand in support of her. Soon enough, the hashtags BlockDeepika and BoycottChhapaak began trending in Indian Twitter.
Deepika Padukone as Malti
Vikrant Massey as Amol
Ankit Bisht as Rajesh the boyfriend
Vishal Dahiya as Basheer Shaikh, the acid attacker.
Chhapaak Box Office Collections
Chhapaak on its opening day earned INR 4.77 crore at the domestic box office. The film collected INR 6.90 crore on the second day and INR 7.35 crore on the third day. The total opening of Chhapaak’s weekend collection is around INR 19.02 crore.
Twitter Reaction And Tweets
Nothing over the top.. Very subtle..
It takes lot of courage to act in a movie with a disfigured face..
— Ashvin Donda (@ashvindonda) January 13, 2020
Let's support the one who supported humanity. let's all watch the movie. Let's make it happen. The people are powerful. It is we who make and break celebrities. #ISupportDeepika #Chappak #ISupportDeepikaPadukone pic.twitter.com/vYFC0VfnqN
— Shariq UR (@ShariqUR1) January 8, 2020
— Luv Datta #INC ?? (@Luv_Datta) January 9, 2020