Padman crosses Rs.50cr, but will it make 100cr?

Akshay Kumar’s PadMan has collected over Rs.50 crore at the box office (India business). The movie has maintained a steady pace at the box office, but will now run into Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary, which will release on Feb 16.

With a decent weekend, PadMan began its weekday business on a weaker. Whether PadMan will collect 100 crores at the box office will depend on the opening response to Aiyaary.


Padman Movie Review: Gives social message without being preachy

First of all, kudos to Akshay Kumar and the director Balki for taking up a taboo topic (after TOILET: EK PREM KATHA) and making a commercial film out of it. Bollywood is known to churn out mediocre stuff but this one is definitely worth a watch. The movie tries to give a socail message, without being too preachy, and by adding a bit of humour. The movie should do decent business at the box-office with positive word-of-mouth.

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Not many men are aware that thousands of women in villages contact deadly diseases during menstruation as they are unable to afford pads (sanitary napkins), and are also unaware of the benefits of using one. Some scenes in the movie could make you a bit uncomfortable, but you should watch this one for every woman in your life.

Ratings:3/5 Review By:Sweta Site:Hindustan Times
A young girl teases her brother when he wants to romance his wife, but runs away horrified when she sees a sanitary napkin in his hands. A loving but naive wife is scandalised as her husband “obsessed with women’s problems”. It is moments like these that make Akshay Kumar’s PadMan elevating, without being didactic. R Balki’s much-hyped film is based on the real life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham. Despite being peppered with melodrama and some unnecessarily stretched scenes, the entertaining PadMan delivers a robust message — the importance of women’s menstrual health.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
This is also the film which has to focus on the big male star for obvious reasons. We are left with the man of the movie, and the reason why this film has been made. Akshay gets fully into the role while trying to get in touch with the ‘feminine’ inside of him, with some nice strokes: he is the film, in a sense, and he is both earnest and likeable enough, even if we wish his women looked his age. And, even more crucially, that PadMan paid as much attention to its medium as its message.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Renuka Site:Times Of India
Padman often seems like a Public Service Advertisement parading as a commercial film. In order to appeal to the lowest common denominator, things are over-explained and all of this results in a sluggish progression of events. However, given how awkward women are made to feel even today while buying sanitary pads from a medical store, this social drama makes for an important film that needs to be watched.Known for making films that work towards bridging the age and gender gap, Balki’s Padman is an empowering film that gives you the wings, despite the odds. It will free women of their inhibitions and that will be its biggest success. Period!
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