Pad Man Review: Here's to all the innovative minds!

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With Padman, a biographical take on social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low-priced sanitary pad-making machine and revolutionized menstrual hygiene in India, Sony is going as wide as possible.

Akshay has essayed the role of Muruganantham in the film.

"Pad Man" stars Akshay Kumar as Muruganantham, while Radhika Apte plays his wife. PadMan is produced by Twinkle Khanna, Akshay's wife and is based on her novel The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad. R Balki and Swanand Kirkire creatively deconstruct Khanna's short story and then build a narrative of their own. In India, 82 per cent of ladies don't use pads, I am sure and very much confident that there will be a good change in people after watching this film, " he said. She could have been a well-wisher helping him achieve the larger things but the story succumbs to typical Bollywood standard of making at least one lead actor fall for another.

It was a story that I think most who hear about the film would agree was both incredibly intriguing yet shocking. People are talking about sanitary pads more openly now. Akshay Kumar's Pad Man team had launch a "break the taboo about menstruation" challenge and many Bollywood stars like Alia Bhatt, Swara Bhaskar, Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone to name a few accepted the challenged and posed with a pad on their social media handle.

"A lot of people think women should stay at home, so why give them an excuse to stop women from doing anything". So I'd say, people, instead of being nervous, be encouraged; use this intrigue to spread the awareness we're working so hard to create. The plot, though, quickly dives into the central issue (after Arijit Singh's incredibly hummable 'Aaj Se Teri'), and I reckon Balki could have taken the cinematic liberty to chop off some stretched parts: he plays his best cards in the second half. "Tell you what, even if they remove the taxes on sanitary napkins, there is still no way these women would be able to afford them".

"Women have already started sharing their experiences, and I hope the conversations continue as a result, online and in households", she told India-West.

"It's a prudent, smart and effective campaign", Uboweja said, adding that the one reason Kumar is so central to it is to keep costs low, considering that the film with its sensitive messaging will have limited and not mainstream audience appeal. "I also hope that men feel courageous enough to join the conversation, because their opinions and attitudes are just as important!"

Further the Minister stressed that apart from just being an entertainer, the movie intends to impart a vital social message to the nation. Radhika Apte deserves a special mention for playing Gayatri so beautifully. Many women do not know how to properly care for themselves while menstruating, how to take care of hygiene and prevent infections while on their period.

Twinkle hopes that the film will bring a positive change in the people's outlook towards this topic.

I feel his music is so fitting to any script he has directed music for especially in Pad Man.

"Plus we'll be looking at a delayed release in Phase II markets where films don't usually travel to".

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