Movie: Pad Man
Movie Category: Biographical comedy-drama
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor
Director: R. Balki
Run-Time: 2 hours and 19 minute
Balki’s directed film ‘Pad Man’ is based on the story of real hero of Arunachalam Muruganantham. Muruganantham made a Pad making machine, which provided women sanitary pad at low cost. This time, Akshay Kumar seems to be giving a big message to the society through his film. The film ‘Pad Man’ gives the message to women to be clean during menstruation. In the backward or rural areas, women still do not use sanitary pads. What does the sanitary pad mean for women? What is the need of sanitary pad for women, the film makes it aware. In the film, Akshay Kumar playing an important role of Arunachalam Muruganantham.
Pad Man Movie Story
Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Pad Man’ is based on the biography of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the social entrepreneur of Tamil Nadu. However, in the film it has been cleared that the story is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham. But for fun, some imaginary things have also been cast in it.
The story starts with a country in Madhya Pradesh, Welder Lakshmikant Chauhan (Akshay Kumar) and Gayatri (Radhika Apte) both get married. Gayatri’s menstruation begins after marriage, then she sits outside of the house. Lakshmikant learns that Gayatri uses dirty cloth during menstruation. He also realizes that women used to leaves, ash in addition to dirty clothes in during menstruation. Because of which women have serious disease. Because of this, their life can go too.
Lakshmikant bought Pad for the sake of saving his wife’s life. But due to being Rs 55, Gayatri refuses to use it. For the sake of wife, Lakshmikant gets madness to make a pad. But everyone think Lakshmikant is mad and is working against the opposite religion so everyone goes against him. Even his family and his wife leave him.
The lost honor and protection of the wife, Lakshmikant is determined to make Pad. Lakshmi comes to the idea that it can be made even at lower cost. Despite repeated attempts, he can not make the Pads that companies make. Then he decides to make a sanitary pad machine. But for this, it has to be sacrificed. Then, to complete his passion, he goes to the city. In this journey Laskhmikant meets Pari (Sonam Kapoor). Then there comes a twist in the story.
In the film, Lakshmi says a powerfull dialogues in broken English: “When your mother, sister and daughter are strong, then the country is strong.” This line gives a very big message. The film is really fantastic. Does Lakshmikant make Pad or not? Does he lost honor get back or not? We will not be able to tell you how hard he struggles to fulfill his dream. But whatever happens, it is very interesting, I can definitely guarantee it. To know all, you have to go to the cinema and watch the whole movie.
Balki’s direction is appreciated. R. Balki has earlier made films such as ‘Ki and Ka’, ‘Chini Kum’, ‘Shamitabh’ and ‘Paa’. R. Balki always tries to serve films away from leaks. Balki is known for making different types of superb films. Pad Man is also one of the finest films. Balki has tried his best to get rid of the issue of menstrual hygine in every way. But the scope of many things to be even better is also noticeable. It is the most important movie of today’s era to overcome menstruation in society, but in many places, Balki has flown up in emotion and made the film sermonic. The awareness of spreading the sanitary pad seems to have been stretched in many places. But, Balki kept Madhya Pradesh’s backdrop instead of South, which makes the story interesting.
Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor are the main roles in the film. The story has not been focused on any other character except these. Radhika has played a good role as Gayatri. But it seemed like she could play it well. Although Sonam Kapoor also seems to be much better in her role. As always, Akshay Kumar has performed amazingly this time too.
Amit Trivedi’s music has also strengthened the film. The music of the film is sweet and good. With every flavor the music has been tied to people. ‘Aaj Se Teri’, ‘ Saale Sapne’, and ‘Padman-Madman’ are the songs are quite like by people and enjoying these songs.
Watch or Not
The story of the film is very interesting and presented in a great way. But, in the film some scenes might make a bit uncomfortable. But, the film also gives a very important message and very important for every women’s life. The film will be able to bind the audience from beginning to end. So, my opinion is that you must definitely watch the movie.