Law Movie Review: Chappak

Author: Stuti Gupta

Government New law College Indore


In the context of Deepika Padukone's movie,”Chhappak”, I am writing this movie review. As we know each day laws are frame and it passes by the parliament then it transforms into the legislation, but making laws are enough ,what about its actual implementation because making laws are easy but the main thing is the proper implementation . In this movie all the things which we seen isn’t as same as it’s real story. Most of the things are more pictorial,because in the movie it is the story of girl who was went through a henious or tragedic incident which leads to be the turning point in her life. This movie is all about coping up of the acid victims and facing world with her new face and gone throughout the ups and downs while healing with it.The Central character of the movie Malti was a 19 years old with high ambition and enthusiasm.In April 2005 she is attacked in broad daylight on a street of Delhi by a friend of family Bashir Khan i.e Babbu bhaiya who is 32 years old and he do this because Malti rejected his one sided love he done this along with his brother’s wife Parveen Shaikh. The life of Malti took a turning point through this incident. Malti's parents work in Shiraz’s house& she helped them a lot.Shiraj helps financially as well as mentally. She help them in hiring the lawyer.i.e Archana Bajaj.Malti undergoes a series of surgeries to reconstruct her severely damage face. Archana along with Malti filed a case in a session court under IPC section of 326-“Voluntatrily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means it is well known that Babbu & Parveen are guilty and Malti's story holds the authenticity because in the acid bottle there exists the fingerprint and burnt skarf Parveen was also one of the proof.Babbu is able to make bale and continue on with his life by doing marriage, but the Malti was like "The one who attacked me, what did he get and what did I get? He got arrested after four days of the attack and was bailed out after a month, but the victim scarce amount to lifetime sentence for many women Malti said Now, he is married and has a child.” Where is justice? Where is the law? Nowhere.& It would have been better if the acid had not sold if it’s not sold then it would not throw .At this period there is complete need to amend the law & to stop the sale of acid.Archana prepare a petition and in 2009 court sentence Babbu 10 years and Parveen 7 years of rigorous imprisonment but Malti isn’t satisfied with this and file an appeal to the High court. Meanwhile Malti join NGO and collect funds for treatment and legal action for other acid attack servivor.She and foundation fight for petition. She succeeded in amending the law and insert of Articles in the Indian Penal Code. Article 326 A Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid etc along with 10 years of imprisonment and fine .This section separately deals with the punishment to the offender who falls under the Ambit of it .Article 326 B deals with Voluntarily throwing or attempting to throw acid etc along with 5-7 years of imprisonment and fine . The Supreme Court issued the guidelines regarding illegally sale of acid and said throwing acid is as same as giving poison to person and provide strict guidelines regarding the sale of acid but as per the estimated data the number of the cases are still not decreasing because as I mentioned above that making of laws doesn't mean implementing it as per 2018 data West Bengal top in the acid attacks and Delhi tops among the union territories. About 300 acid attacks are reported in India each year and the survivor advocate states the number of the attacks are approximately 1000. India holds the highest incidence of acid attacks in comparison of world. This clearly shows that making loss are just not enough we should also focus in implementing it properly.

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