Thappad means ‘a slap’. Although Amrita receives the slap, her reaction is a deserving slap to the inglorious history of patriarchy. Taapsee Pannu in Thappadessays a mild yet perfectly respectful and self-aware character. Amrita knows what she wants and what she chooses to be. Therefore, she surrenders her desires by willingly being a housewife and in return, disrespect is what she receives from her all-time worried and patriarchal husband.