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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 ... 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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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Betétember 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kumar was not the first choice to play the role. Khanna thought of a few actors but she eventually handed it to Kumar after Murugan's insistence. See more »

Goofs

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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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

Sayaani
Lyrics Kausar Munir
Music Amit Trivedi
Performed by Yashita Sharma, Jonita Gandhi, Yashika Sikka, Rani Kaur
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Two Extra stars just for the bravery to make such a film!
12 February 2018 | by BubbleBollywoodSee all my reviews

Even before I start analysing 'PadMan' as a movie, I assume films like these have to be lauded simply because they're being made. That actors and filmmakers are using cinema as a tool to strike conversations, tickle thoughts and lift debates, itself is a alleviation; especially in a country of over one hundred crores with numerous problems, most of them neither spoken nor understood.

PadMan' is purely a sworn statement of a man's adventure from not anything to contentment; totally banking upon on his very own desires of bringing about fantastic modifications and supporting them sustain. if you ignore a few exaggerations (and i worry I don't have takers for pronouncing this), it is an inspiring film and will create advantageous affects. Decently shot by p.c. Sreeram and rightly complemented with soundtracks composed by Amit Trivedi, it features great performances from each Radhika Apte and Akshay Kumar; and not to forget about, a fluent Sonam Kapoor in a brief yet pivotal role.

Watch 'PadMan' to encourage greater movies that communicate about actual troubles; more real than fairytale love stories. Even the real love stories are examined with terrible times, remember? Like that of Lakshmikant and Gayatri.


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