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Padman (2018)

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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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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
'Om' Rakesh Chaturvedi '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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bet├ętember See more »

Filming Locations:

Madhya Pradesh, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$740,326, 11 February 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,662,927, 4 March 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Khanna thought it would be a game-changing event if Kumar, who the Indian public idolises and men look up to, wore a sanitary pad. See more »

Goofs

Akshay hurts his finger but bandages his hand. See more »

Quotes

Lakshmikant Chauhan: You thinking I mad. But mad only becoming famous!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Kaun Banega Crorepati?: The Game Begins (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

The Pad Man Song
Lyrics Kausar Munir
Music Amit Trivedi
Performed by Mika Singh
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Badman to Padman
9 March 2018 | by deepmaladubeySee all my reviews

First and foremost a big round of applause to every single entity (Actors ,producers,director,writer,cameraman) who are associated with this real life inspired piece of lifetime reality . Akshay kumar has acted flawlessly and setting another milestone for himself by acting as a rigid man who does not give up his dream even after multiple failures and malign and turns from a "Badman to padman".Being a woman it was more easier to connect to each and every action of the protagonist such as testing the pad on his own(by pumping animal blood) was the most touching scene which made me cry while watching.It gives me goosebumps while I think about the real hero Mr Lakshmikant.A jumbo hats off to him from the core of my heart and mind. Rest all have also played their part very responsibly and successfully. This piece inspires to dream about every small and untouched but inevitable needs of life associated with human being(Irrespective of caste creed and gender). I will not go very far to proof this as I always wanted to write a review on movies and this is the movie which forced me to write the review right after coming back from theatre. Though this story makes more sense to developing and underdeveloped countries like India where chums is still a taboo to talk about still the movie deserves a nomination for Oscar in regional film category in the year of 2018.


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