Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

'Pad Man' will bring changes in society: Akshay Kumar

'Pad Man' will bring changes in society: Akshay Kumar

Padman is a social message-oriented flick aimed at clearing out some stigmas, whereas Gold movie is a biopic based on true incidents of India winning the medal in Olympics.

Comedian Mallika Dua is not impressed by this social media campaign for Pad Man and took to social media and wrote, "I whole heartedly support the idea of a movie like Pad Man and the fact that it is being helmed by massive film star and will attract a huge screen audience. Those who collaborate with him are happy with the kind of deal that the producer in him brings on the table". But with Iulia stating that Bollywood is not her priority anymore despite having done an item number in a film earlier, the makers have now finalised "Bigg Boss 10" contestant Mouni Roy in the film. Unsuccessful attempts later, Gayatri winces over her husband's obssession over a "ladies problem" and at a point even questions his sanity.

PadMan director R Balki believes that Akshay Kumar has brilliantly "captured the soul of the character and actually portrayed Arunachalam Muruganatham in his style" reported news agency IANS.

Firstpost: Overall, Padman packs in a lot of meat within 2.5 hours but most of it is the concentrated second half whereas the first one stands diluted. The whole goal behind this film initially was the fact that the actual story of Arunachalam Muruganathan is absolutely inspiring.

That backdrop info is essential to understand the primary challenge Akshay and the film's director R Balki set out tackling: They were trying to craft entertaining cinema out of a taboo topic. PadMan is by no means a bad film hiding behind the cloak of social relevance. She contributes majorly to ensuring that the exchanges between the protagonist and his wife do not veer into corniness.

Akshay who is a trendsetter has been doing versatile movies and scoring hits whereas our Telugu heroes are struggling to make one movie a year. However post interval, PadMan picks up pace with its crisp writing and wry humour and Lakshmi's journey becomes your own. "If it is not going to interest people then they will not watch the movie". Out of place in a film such as this, don't you find? Unanimously critics are of the view he managed to ace both acts.

The film is loosely based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a machine to make sanitary pads at a fraction of the cost of most commercially available products, when he found that his wife was forced to use rags and newspaper during her period.

Radhika Apte as his wife has scored well. Akshay tries his best to be the superhero he has come to be identified within his films.

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