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Pad Man (2018)

Padman (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 9 February 2018 (India)
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Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India.

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R. Balki
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Cast

Credited cast:
Akshay Kumar ... Lakshmikant Chauhan
Radhika Apte ... Gayatri
Sonam Kapoor ... Pari Walia
Jyoti Subhash ... Lakshmi's Mother
Urmila Mahanta
Suneel Sinha ... Prof Tejas Walia (Pari's Father)
Sanjay Singh Sanjay Singh
Rakesh Chaturvedi Om ... (as 'Om' Rakesh Chaturvedi)
Mrinmayee Godbole Mrinmayee Godbole
Mridul Satam Mridul Satam
Parul Chauhan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saurabh Agarwal Saurabh Agarwal
Amitabh Bachchan ... Himself
Varun Bag Varun Bag
Himika Bose ... Medical College Student
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Storyline

Biography on Tamil Nadu activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, whose mission was to provide sanitary napkin's to poor women of rural areas. Who would use rag cloths or leaves during periods where use of sanitary napkins was rare. After he did not get fruitful results from his family and a medical college he approached, he decided to try it himself by making a uterus out of football bladder and filling goat's blood in it. He would roam around the whole day with the bladder, the aim was to check the absorption rate of the sanitary napkins made by him. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Pad Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Madhya Pradesh, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$740,313, 11 February 2018

Gross USA:

$1,670,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,258,765
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A young writer named Ripu Daman Jaiswal reportedly filed a complaint against Akshay Kumar and the producers for plagiarism. He shared a series of e-mails in which he shared his copy of the story which is with Dharma Productions. After the trailer came out, he had shared the screenshots and narrated the story about the e-mails sent to Ryan Stephen at Dharma Productions. He had even mentioned that he had filed an FIR but had no money for a lawyer in this scenario. He pointed out the similarities between his script and the film. See more »

Goofs

When Akshay is giving his speech in UN the signals in the background remain red throughout. See more »

Quotes

Lakshmikant Chauhan: Bloody men... half hour... half hour bleeding like women... they straight dying!
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Crazy Credits

After the last shot, the photograph of Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham, on whose life this film is based, is shown with the title "PadMan". See more »


Soundtracks

The Pad Man Song
Lyrics Kausar Munir
Music Amit Trivedi
Performed by Mika Singh
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Educating and Entertaining at the same time.
9 February 2018 | by spruthvi35See all my reviews

R. Balki cooked this dish with his own recipe alongside Swanand Kirkire, adding multiple flavors handpicked from Balki's arsenal of trademark templates. PC Sreeram's cinematography is god level for it does not have any kind of cutting edge CGI in it but has simple and subtle colours and excellent frames. The costumes, the art-work, and editing are definitely added assets to the film. Amit Trivedi's score is lively and suits Balki's taste perfectly. Of course, Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte performed really well but the best surprise for me was Sonam's character in this film. Really had a touching moment at the very end. On a whole, its educating and entertaining.


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