Arunachalam Muruganantham is nicknamed India's "menstrual man" for transforming the lives of poor women forced to use items like old rags, sand and leaves during their periods. The way I look at the process of menstruation has changed. "It is an entertaining film, and people will not feel uncomfortable while watching it with their families". "We clicked selfies & shared screen too!"
He will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
It's no secret that Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar are good pals. And Kumar, who has become synonymous with socially conscious films that spotlight important issues but with a heavy dose of entertainment, signed on the dotted line right away, she said.
The film is inspired by the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham from Coimbatore, who was sitting in the audience and got very sentimental during the screening. I have been doing this for last 27 years now - to be more precise, 27 and a half year.
Taking on the lead role of Muruganantham is one of India's most celebrated Bollywood stars, Akshay Kumar, who recently produced and starred in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (Toilet: A Love Story), the world's first feature film on the open-defecation crisis - which philanthropist Bill Gates named as one of 2017's "amazing moments of hope and progress".
Pad Man releases on Friday February 9th! It's a real-life character namely Savitri (Screen name), who happens to be the first one to buy Padman (Akshay's) napkin from Pari (Sonam Kapoor). Majority of women in rural areas does not have access to sanitary pads and they, therefore, resort to means which are unhealthy and unsafe. He was cycling with blood dripping between his legs to see whether the pad would leak or not.
"With the kind of reviews and reaction the film has got, Padman should do business of Rs 100 crore to Rs 120 crore". I got my period.
This film is about educating and creating awareness, to encourage people to speak openly about these topics and the issues facing women. Do you think that our government should remove GST on sanitary napkins? He also adds that meaningful and realistic films like PadMan have always had a different appeal and PadMan's innovative promotions have been pretty much successful in spreading word about the film among audiences. 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.
"We want to create a conversation about periods in households across the country, whether it's in the vehicle or over the kitchen table", she asserted to India-West. Apart from Akshay, Radhika and Sonam's honest performances, what really drives this film are a series of convenient co-incidences, which, we felt, were crucial, as they smoothly help you to move on from one chapter to the other.
Khanna said it's crucial to normalize this common bodily function.
There is much embarrassment attached to discussing matters of female body parts in public, which I guess is natural in a society that puts such premium on a woman's "sharm", "haya", "lajja" (shame) in general, deeming it as her prized ornament.
"This causes anxiety, fatigue and keeps them from participating in social activities and going to school", said Ms Menabde. If you do watch Pad Man, here's a game you could entertain yourself with. She quipped, "I could have given birth to third child in that period!" I didn't have enough money, but now I can.
In fact, so star-driven is the film that we hardly hear the women talking amongst themselves.