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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 ... Self
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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Trivia

Film is based on The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land", a short story from Twinkle Khanna's book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad,Which is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkin machine. See more »

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The film is set in 2001 but Sonam uses a present day smartphone. See more »

Quotes

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


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Hu Ba Hu
Lyrics Kausar Munir
Music Amit Trivedi
Performed by Amit Trivedi
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I enjoyed this movie
24 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

"Padman," tells an important story in an engaging and entertaining way. I enjoyed this movie overall and really enjoyed Akshay Kumar's lead performance. His character is very likable has he only has the purest intentions to something good for society. The story was inspirational and pretty well put together. I do feel that the first half of the movie dragged mostly because it became pretty repetitive and it probably could have been cut a bit shorter. The movie does bounce back with a fast-paced and resonant second half that makes the movie worthwhile. It's a good movie with a strong message and a good heart that I enjoyed.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$29,045,020
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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