Name : Padman
Starring : Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor
Running time : 2 hours 20 mins
“Hum auraton ke liye bimaari se marna, sharam se marne se achha hai”,breaking this kinda menstrual taboo Akshay Kumar starrer Padman turns out ot be a real Superhero. In a country where talking about a female’s “that time of the month” is looked down upon, Padman on a primary level is about getting people to know that it is okay to talk about a hormonal cycle.
In a country where only 12% women use sanitary pads during their periods, Padman tries and educates its audience about the need and necessity of these common items. In a country like India, a step towards breaking this kinda menstrual taboo was needed anytime soon.
Based on real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganatham, a social activist, the film doesn’t waste much of its time on build-up and is straight directed to core idea i.e., menstrual hygiene. Lakshmikant Chauhan (Akshay Kumar) is married to Gayatri (Radhika Apte). He loves and cares for her and cannot see her in any kind of pain. When he gets to know that her wife uses a dirty cloth to aid her periods and is shunned from her house, he finds it absurd and then things turn upside-down. Lakshmikant is baptized by the thoughts of what could happen to her wife and from there he begins his journey as “Menstrual Man”.
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Akshay Kumar has done total justice to his role. Dealing with such a sensitive issue couldn’t have been done by anyone than him. After Toilet, this movie categorizes him as a social messenger. Keeping apart the brilliance of this man, Radhika Apte also turned out to be a true supporter. The first half revolves around her as a dutiful wife and the second half circles around Pari (Sonam Kapoor) who is the backbone of Lakshmikant’s journey as Padman when he is outcasted by his village.
The subtlety, the transparency of thoughts and honesty of this film is winning every heart.
-Nikita Shah for nearbuy.com