Padman is a Akshay Kumar Starrer Movie based on a true story of a man who is crazy enough to change the world. The movie directed by R. Balki and Produced by Twinkle Khanna. The story revolves around a man who single handedly want to change the way women take their period pad. The story is based on a tamil nadu based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham. The lead actress of the film are Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor. Radhika Apte is wife of Akshay Kumar in the film, while sonam kapoor is a social activist journalist.
Akshay in the film taught that many women rely on dirty napkins for their menstration because of the overprices pads in the market. So he decided to create his own mensuration pad which is not only affordable but also hygienic. The movie depicts Drama, romance and successfully executing the idea while fighting the society taboo.
Radhika Apte did great job portraying the wife of social activist. The whole movie is a complete “paisa vasool” with great Akshay Kumar’s acting.
The film revolves around the life of a village man named Lashmikant Chauhan (played by Akshay kumar) based out of a village in MP India and his inspiring journey of education the people of the village about menstruation and diminishing the taboos associated with the conservative society. Akshay Kumar did great job by touching this sensitive subject, which often ignored by the people of India specially in the village area.
Critics on Padman:
RAJA SEN from NDTV Said: R Balki’s inspiring and touching film, we have this very hero trying on a sanitary napkin, then riding a bicycle with his trousers bloodied. In a country where people buy undershirts based on what Kumar claims to wear, this feels historic. While many a film can be labeled relevant or commendable, that does not automatically make it a fine film. PadMan is a genuinely strong movie, telling an unlikely story in likable fashion and doing it briskly and smartly.”
Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave it a 2-star rating. “Padman is as worthy, but it isn’t a particularly enjoyable film. It has tonal problems because it is trying to appeal to many constituencies at the same time.”
Anupama Chopra of Film Companion said, “Though Pad Man is firmly committed to women empowerment, some of the dialogue is painfully clumsy. At one point, a character says – mard hone ka maza ander ki aurat jagaane se hi aata hai.”