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Padman (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 9 February 2018 (India)
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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.

Director:

R. Balki
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The True Story of a Real Super Hero See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

only second Hindi film to be granted access to shoot the film inside the headquarters of the United Nations in New York City after Half Girlfriend in 2017. See more »

Goofs

When Akshay is giving his speech in UN the signals in the background remain red throughout. 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

Sayaani
Lyrics Kausar Munir
Music Amit Trivedi
Performed by Yashita Sharma, Jonita Gandhi, Yashika Sikka, Rani Kaur
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Educating and Entertaining at the same time.
9 February 2018 | by spruthvi35See all my reviews

R. Balki cooked this dish with his own recipe alongside Swanand Kirkire, adding multiple flavors handpicked from Balki's arsenal of trademark templates. PC Sreeram's cinematography is god level for it does not have any kind of cutting edge CGI in it but has simple and subtle colours and excellent frames. The costumes, the art-work, and editing are definitely added assets to the film. Amit Trivedi's score is lively and suits Balki's taste perfectly. Of course, Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte performed really well but the best surprise for me was Sonam's character in this film. Really had a touching moment at the very end. On a whole, its educating and entertaining.


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