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Pad Man ()

Padman (original title)
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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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Lakshmikant Chauhan
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Gayatri
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Pari Walia
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Lakshmi's Mother
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Prof Tejas Walia (Pari's Father)
Sanjay Singh
Rakesh Chaturvedi Om ...
(as 'Om' Rakesh Chaturvedi)
Mridul Satam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saurabh Agarwal
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Self
Varun Bag
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Medical College Student
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Tinku's Mother
Gautmik
Chittaranjan Giri
Lalita Goyal
Shriram Jog ...
Partner and Mentor
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UN Ambassador
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Haria
Wasim Khan ...
Drunk Man
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UN Ambassador
Zachary Harris Martin ...
UN Representative
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Interpreter
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U.N. Representative
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UN Member
A.R. Rama
Santosh Rege ...
Business Partner, Jeetu Bhai
Lalit Salvi ...
Toy Shopkeeper
Abhimanyu Sarkar ...
Gayatri's brother
Amit Sharma
Nandini Shrivastava ...
Vikreet
Akash Srivastava ...
MPTDC-Driver
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UN Ambassador
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United States Diplomat

Directed by

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R. Balki

Written by

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R. Balki ... ()
 
Swanand Kirkire ... ()

Produced by

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Jiten Nand Kishor Arora ... line producer
Harsh Dave ... line producer
Shailesh Gupta ... associate producer
Arjun N. Kapoor ... producer
Hetvi Karia ... producer
Twinkle Khanna ... producer
Anil Naidu ... co-producer
Santosh Rai ... Lineproducer
Santosh Rege ... line producer
Ravi Sarin ... line producer: Delhi
Prashant Shah ... executive producer
Chavi Sirohi ... line producer
Hitesh Thakkar ... producer

Music by

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Amit Trivedi

Cinematography by

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Tanveer Mir
P.C. Sreeram

Film Editing by

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Chandan Arora

Editorial Department

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Saurabh Gaur ... Associate Editor
Gagan Sachdeva ... Promo Editor
Jespal Nadar ... digital intermediate line producer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Shruti Mahajan

Production Design by

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Rupin Suchak

Set Decoration by

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Naveen Jain ... (set incharge: indore)

Costume Design by

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Ayushi Jain ... (secondary cast)
Theia Tekchandaney

Production Management

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Danish Ansari ... production controller
Kinchit Desai ... post-production supervisor
Lalit Salvi ... Local Production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ajay Arya ... second assistant director
Ruby Chauhan ... assistant director
Viral Desai ... second assistant director
Zoya Parvin ... second assistant director
Ambica Rana ... Director's Assistant
Jagan Shakti ... associate director
Skandha Sreeram ... associate director

Art Department

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Swati Sawaldiya ... assistant art director
Dikshant Soni ... assistant art director
Minal v Uchil ... associate production designer

Sound Department

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Curran Alphonso ... additional adr engineer
Sajjan Choudhary ... foley artist
Chowdhry Danish ... foley intern
Boloy Kumar Doloi ... re-recording mixer
Rajesh Kodadi ... assistant sound recordist
Debasish Mishra ... sound designer
Karnail Singh ... foley artist
Vinay Upadhyay ... Sound technician
Varun Visoi ... foley recording & edit

Stunts

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Amar Shetty ... action director

Camera and Electrical Department

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Maajid Khan ... still photographer
Patrick Longman ... aerial cinematographer
Rajesh Madaan ... focus puller
Mahesh Mishra ... camera wrangler
Ben Noftzger ... steadicam operator: NY unit
Al Rivera ... lighting technician
K. Sandeep ... Assistant Cinematographer (as Sandeep Koka)
Priyam Shah ... grip
B.K. Sivan ... steadicam/mk-v omega-r
Siddhartha Swayambhoo ... Associate Cinematographer

Casting Department

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Anjali Jaiswal ... casting coordinator
Ashish Kumar ... extras casting assistant
Narendra Rathore ... additional cast and extras
Rakesh Shah ... casting assistant
Bobbi Taxali ... casting: new york

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Diptee Agarwal ... costume assistant
Ankana Awasthi ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Sudhanshu Parihar ... assistant location manager
Dinesh Pawar ... location manager

Music Department

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Mohit Chauhan ... playback singer
Jonita Gandhi ... playback singer
Vineeth Jayan ... music producer
Rani Kaur ... playback singer
Kausar Munir ... lyricist
Ashish Narula ... artist & repertoire consultant & Head Of Production
Raja Rasaily ... music producer: Arranger: music programming
Yashita Sharma ... playback singer
Yashika Sikka ... playback singer
Arijit Singh ... playback singer
Mika Singh ... playback singer
Urmila Sutar ... recording engineer
Amit Trivedi ... playback singer
Emikid ... Musical Artist (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Aakar Kaushik ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Hector Maldonado ... transportation captain

Additional Crew

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Ishwinder Arora ... Marketing Manager / Project Head- Marketing
Swati Desai ... Food Stylist
Rubeena Dode ... production coordinator
Waheed Dode ... production staff
Anupam Dubey ... visual promotions
Varun Gupta ... marketing director
Leelavathi K. ... assistant choreographer
Maajid Khan ... publicity stills
Ram Mirchandani ... creative director
Himanshu Nanda ... publicity design
Rahul Nanda ... publicity design
Deepesh Shah ... International Marketing Consultant
Salim Shaikh ... spot man
Avinash Singh ... Marketing Manager
Lada Guruden Singh ... Associate Director: Creative Development
Dharam Soni ... line producer: pre-production

Thanks

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Angry Rantman ... the producers wish to thank

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Pad Man (India, English title)
  • Pad Man (United States)
  • パッドマン 5億人の女性を救った男 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • 護墊俠 (Taiwan)
  • Betétember (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 140 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Akshay's speech in UN was shot in one take. See more »
Goofs The film is set in 2001 but Sonam uses a present day smartphone. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 64th Filmfare Awards (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Aaj Se Teri See more »
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 »
Quotes Lakshmikant Chauhan: Bloody men... half hour... half hour bleeding like women... they straight dying!
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