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Movie Review: PAD MAN scores high on content as well as emotions | Movie review of Pad Man wins hearts with its powerful themes – Bollywood News in Hindi

With Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Airlift, Jolly LLB 2, Holiday, Baby, Naam Shabana etc., Akshay Kumar has been a champion in making films on social and nationalist issues for a long time. It would be fair to say that the actor has carved a niche for himself in the field of commercial cinema, integrating pertinent issues. Akshay, who is currently one of the most credible actors in the business, is back on the big screen with R Balki’s Pad Man, which deals with the menstrual-related issues faced by underprivileged women in rural India. Huh . Produced under the banner of Twinkle Khanna’s production house, Mrs Funnybones, Pad Man stars Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles.

All the headlines made about Pad Man logically add hope to the film. So does this film live up to our collective expectations? Read on to find out what we have covered for you.

The film revolves around the life of Laxmikant Chauhan (Akshay Kumar), a village man from Madhya Pradesh and his inspiring journey to spread awareness about menstruation and caste associated with a conservative society.

First of all we agree that Akshay’s making a film on this subject is indeed a bold move. There is also a possibility that the general public may turn away from watching the film because of the unconventional content of the film. But the makers have made sure that the film is promoted enough that people will clear their ignorance and embrace the film wholeheartedly. The story of the film begins like this, the newly wed Lakshmi is a welder by profession, but she is very curious about women’s menstruation and is also troubled by the lack of cleanliness or awareness around her.

Akshay Kumar draws everyone’s attention to himself in the role of Lakshmi wearing the rustic dress of the village. Radhika Apte, Mrinmayi Gokhale and Jyoti Subhash look fabulous in the supporting cast and their performances match them. The first half of the film is filled with many bitter-sweet moments between Akshay and Radhika, but one of the scenes that stood out best for us comes just before the interval.

Lakshmi, in an attempt to make a perfect proof napkin, ties an animal’s blood bag around her waist and then continuously drops drops of blood from it into her handmade pad. He thinks his job is done, but he is disappointed to see that the pad he made is leaking. Possibly taking a dip in the river if Akshay has dirty paint; Breaks stereotypes. . It is indeed a daring effort for a Hindi film hero who tries to do something like this. The dialogues penned by Swanand Kirkire and R Balki are witty, emotional, reflecting the grounded nature of the lead actor. However, we felt that Lakshmi’s UN speech could have been cut short.

In the second half, director R Balki goes a bit astutely as the film gets a bit technical when Laxmi builds a pad manufacturing machine from the beginning. Here the editing done by Chandan Arora could have been more strict. Also, Sonam Kapoor’s entry seems a bit too convenient and the way she starts teaming up with pad boy Akshay is a bit filmy. Sonam tries to give an honest performance with Akshay’s character as a confidante and marketing guru but she gets little attention in the film. Although she tries her best to register her presence in many places, in which she is also successful in many places. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the makers seemed to forcefully create a love angle between Sonam and Akshay.

The screenplay (R Balki) is quite engaging and entertaining. Although it goes astray somewhere, but then suddenly rises up and comes out in the form of a story.

Since the film, which is inspired by the life of Tamil Nadu social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, has been adapted to suit North Indian sensibilities with a wider audience, Pad Man has been adapted from the beautiful locations of Maheshwar, Indore and Mhow in Madhya Pradesh. The locations have been shot. PC Sriram has done an excellent job with the cinematography. The camera work looks beautiful and spacious in capturing the simplicity of the lifestyle of the people who live there. People feel themselves attached to this film by seeing the dress of the characters, the way of talking and much more in the film.

Amit Trivedi’s music is good, but to be honest, it’s not great. Only two songs “Aaj Se Teri” and Pad Man title song are good but the music space in the film is less as the content of the film itself is strong.

It would be fair to say here that Akshay Kumar gracefully plays up his feminist icon, who is extremely passionate and passionate about his cause. It is indeed commendable that Akshay took up a taboo topic (after Toilet: Ek Prem Katha,) and made a commercial on it, without being overly preachy. Also, it is interesting to note here that Balki’s audience has always been urban but this time he surprised us by making a rustic or original film that has the ability to cut across class/caste barriers.

Overall, Pad Man is a daring and inspiring attempt to make a commercial film on a taboo subject. The film earns success with its content and sentiments. Akshay Kumar’s mass request at the box office will surely help in garnering the audience. It, has all the potential to garner positive acclaim at the box office.



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