Director: Anubhav Sinha
Writer: Anubhav Sinha
Cast: Taapsee Pannu as Amrita Sabharwal (nee Sandhu)
Pavail Gulati as Vikram Sabharwal, Amrita’s husband
Dia Mirza as Shivani Fonseca, Amrita’s friend; Vikram’s neighbour
Maya Sarao as Advocate Netra Jaisingh
Geetika Vidya Ohlyan as Sunita
Kumud Mishra as Sachin Sandhu, Amrita’s father
Ratna Pathak Shah as Sandhya Sandhu, Amrita’s mother
Tanvi Azmi as Sulakshana Sabharwal, Vikram’s mother
Ram Kapoor as Advocate Pramod Gujral
Naila Grewal as Swati (Karan’s fiancé)
Ankur Rathee as Karan Sandhu, Amrita’s brother
Sushil Dahiya as Romesh Sabharwal, Vikram’s father
Nidhi Uttam as Kavita Sabharwal, Vikram’s sister-in-law
Siddhant Karnick as Viraj Sabharwal, Vikram’s brother
Manav Kaul as Rohit Jaisingh, Netra’s husband
Gracy Goswami as Sania Fonseca
Rohan Khurana as Priyan
Shantanu Ghatak as Subodh
Harssh A.Singh as Rajhans (Vikram’s boss)
Purnendu Bhattacharya as Thapar
Anil Rastogi as Justice Jaisingh, Netra’s father-in-law
Amrita Sabharwal and Vikram have been happily married for several years. Amrita is a sparkling woman and a homemaker, who is shown to spend her days looking after Vikram and the house. They throw a party at home to celebrate Vikram’s promotion that would have them relocate to London. At the party however, Vikram gets a call informing him that his promotion contract has been compromised for his junior. Angered, he gets into an argument with his superior whom he accuses of two timing him. When Amrita tries to break up the argument, Vikram slaps her in front of everyone. The incident leaves her shaken; she starts to realize all the little unfair things that she had previously ignored and admits to herself that Vikram slapping her isn’t what a husband who respects her would do. Moreover, Vikram refuses to take accountability for his actions, stating that he was upset, she got in the way, and things like that happen sometimes (which is wrong).
Unable to “forget it and move on”, as everyone advises her to, Amrita leaves for her parent’s home and stays there, leading to an argument between her and Vikram, as he thinks she’s overreacting. He sends her a legal document to legally force her to return home. When she refuses, her lawyer explains to her that her options are to either reconcile, file for legal separation or get a divorce. She files for divorce, shocking her family and relatives, who also believe she should get over it. Amrita doesn’t make any claims for alimony nor does she file a domestic violence charge; her stand is simply that Vikram has no right to hit her, not even once. She explains that she only asks for respect and happiness and the slap opened her eyes to the fact that she wasn’t getting either. To make things more complicated, she discovers she is pregnant. Vikram and his lawyer play dirty when he finds out that she is pregnant. They make false claims against her mental stability, honesty and file frivolous charges against Amrita to try and intimidate her and get sole custody of the unborn child. Hurt, Amrita decides to file for the domestic violence charge against Vikram unless he agrees to a mutual consent divorce and joint custody of their expected child.
Vikram and his lawyer agree to the terms presented by Amrita and settle for a mutual consent divorce. Meanwhile Vikram’s superior informs him that the board changed their mind and Vikram got the promotion. While congratulating him personally, he mentions that he heard about the divorce and calmly tells him that what happened on the night of the party was Vikram’s fault. He talks about how even though Vikram was arguing with him, he did not slap him even once but raised a hand on Amrita who was just trying to help him.
Later at a family ceremony to bless her pregnancy, Amrita speaks to her mother-in-law in front of all the members of both families, explaining that she was hurt that on the night that he slapped her, nobody in the family came to see her or asked even once if she was okay; they did not even chastise Vikram, tell him he was wrong, or advise him to apologise. They simply told her to tolerate it to keep the peace. She mentions that she had lost her sense of identity over the years while trying hard to keep Vikram and everyone else happy. Her mother-in-law apologises for the family’s mistakes, acknowledging their ingrained misogyny (prejudice against women), and tells Amrita that she is doing the right thing by taking a stand for herself. Vikram realises he is in the wrong.
Throughout the movie, Amrita’s journey is intertwined with that of two other women, her lawyer and her maid, who realize that they have been wronged by their husbands as well. Her actions help them find the strength to confront those problems and find solutions. The movie also shows snippets of the life of Amrita’s neighbour who is a single working mother to a young girl who regularly practices dancing with Amrita.
In the end when Amrita and Vikram meet to finalize the divorce, he apologises to her properly and tells her that he rejected the promotion and quit his job. He wonders out loud why he ever thought that he had a right to hit her or disrespect her in any way. He explains that he will start again from scratch and will try to be someone who deserves her. They complete the formalities and part ways with a sense of renewed hope.