Padman is a comic biographical drama film written and directed by R. Balki. It stars Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles. The film is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu who devised economical sanitary pads for women in rural areas and villages.
Padman Movie Star Cast
Padman stars Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles. Akshay Kumar will play the role of Arunachalam Muruganantham. Radhika Apte will play his wife while Sonam Kapoor will play a social activist who helps Akshay in realizing his passion.
Sudhir Pandey and Maya Alagh will be seen in supporting roles. Amitabh Bachchan will narrate the story of the film and may have a cameo in the film. He has worked with R. Balki in movies like Paa, Cheeni Kam, Ki and Ka. Balki considers him as lucky mascot.
Padman Movie Release Date
The movie will hit the big screens on 25 Jan 2018. It will be Akshay Kumar’s first release of 2018 to be followed by 2.0 in April and Gold in August 2018. Padman will clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. It will be the first big clash of 2018. Padman box office numbers will definitely get affected as Padmavati is one of the most awaited movies of the year
Padman Movie Posters
It is a special film for Akshay Kumar. He has been promoting it through a series of posters. Have a look at some posters shared by Akshay Kumar on his twitter account:
Padman Movie Trailer
The trailer of the movie was released on 15 Dec 2017. It received superb reviews from the critics and viewers. This 2 min and 22 second trailer showcases the revolutionary story of a common man who try to find the affordable sanitary napkins pads. Have a look at the trailer of the movie:
Padman Movie: Music Details
The songs of the movie is composed by Amit Trivedi while the backgroud music is composed by Komail Shayan. The lyrics have been penned by Kausar Munir. The music rights of the film have been acquired by Zee Music Company. Three songs have been released so far. A slow romantic song ‘Aaj Se Teri’ has been sung by Arijit Singh. The pacy title track ‘Padman’ is sung by king of Punjab songs Mikka Singh. The third song ‘Saale Sapne’ is a hard-hitting motivational number in the soothing vice of Mohit Chouhan.
Aaj Se Teri song – Padman
Padman title song
Saale Sapne Song – Padman
Padman Movie: More Details
The film is based on Twinkle Khanna’s book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, which is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine.
The movie will not only spread social awareness regarding unhygienic practices around menstruation prevalent in rural India, but it will also bring to light the works of an unsung hero – Arunachalam Muruganantham.
The film is produced by Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Gauri Shinde, R Balki, Prernaa Arora, Arjun N Kapoor. In November 2017, Sony Pictures a the accquired the global distributor for the film
Padman movie box office prediction
Akshay Kumar’s last release Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was also a movie which promoted a social cause and brought to light the problem of open urination in rural India. The movie promoted Prime Minister’s cleanliness campaign, ‘’Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’. It did a business of 133.60 crores at Box Office and collected 12 crores on its opening day.
Padman is expected to earn around 7 to 8 crores on its opening day. The problem here is that the family audience will not come in big numbers. It is more of a multiplex film than a mass film.
It would be a tough task for the movie to cross 75 to 80 crores at the box office because the subject is not family oriented. Another problem is the clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat which looks more appealing and massy film. It will hinder Padman’s chances especially for the first few days at the box office.
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