Whether you’ve had a horrible experience like an acid attack or have been a victim of abuse and harassment, you’ll have probably heard of Laxmi Agarwal. She’s a survivor, TV host, and rights campaigner who was recently the victim of a brutal acid attack. She’s a powerful story to tell, and you should definitely watch this movie.
A teenage acid attack victim
Chhapaak is based on the true story of Laxmi Agarwal, a teenage acid attack victim. Her attacker, 32-year-old family friend Naeem Khan, had planned the attack with two other friends before the incident. Her mother had a hard time accepting her appearance, but her family rallied around her, and she went to court to make sure no one could do that again.
Getting acid banned
The film is about a young girl named Laxmi Agarwal, who was attacked with acid when she was 15. She was only fifteen when she was murdered by Naeem Khan, a 32-year-old family friend. He planned the attack with his two friends and he had no intention of ever telling her father what happened to her. Agarwal fought for harsher punishments for acid attacks and was even instrumental in getting acid banned over-the-counter.
Chhapaak the story of Laxmi Agarwal was made in response to the acid attack that left her disfigured. The film follows her journey to recovery from the trauma and the emotional toll. Although the movie depicts the ravages of the acid attack, it doesn’t pretend to be a perfect portrayal of the story. Instead, it’s a heartbreaking, inspiring, and inspirational film.