Padman

Padman

Padman

Social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham (Akshay Kumar) is on a mission to get sanitary napkins to poor rural areas in this Bollywood biopic.

2018Rating: PG139 minsIndiaHindi with English subtitles
Bollywood & Indian Cinema

Padman / Reviews

Times of India

Times of India

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.

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The Times

The Times

Kumar is such an amiable lead, and the feminist credentials of his real-life counterpart so rock-solid, that the movie rises above its limitations.

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The National

The National

The first step for his audience is to acknowledge and shed inhibitions...That itself makes it a worthy cause to watch it, purely for the social message.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's an engrossing and important subject - which was raised by a man who challenged patriarchal taboos with a candour and determination that many men all over the progressive world might shrink from even now.

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Reuters

Reuters

For all its flaws, Padman, much like its protagonist, puts in a sincere effort. It takes a subject that most Indians are reluctant to talk about and puts it on the marquee, and that alone is worth the applause.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Proves quite the entertaining, daresay absorbing, movie.

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Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

The film tackles the "shame" that our society insists on imposing on periods, head on.

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Gulf News

Gulf News

It's Kumar and Apte's show all the way as they take one for the women's team. Make sure to watch this inspirational film this weekend.

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