Akshay Kumar’s Pad Man is one of the highly anticipated movies of 2018. Ever since the movie was announced, it has created a stir all over the nation. Akshay Kumar, who is having an excellent phase at the box office with back to back hits, is likely to strike gold this time too.
Directed by R Balki, Pad Man is based on a real story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu, who invented a machine to create low-cost sanitary napkins, and revolutionized the issue of menstrual hygiene in rural India.
While there are many reasons that are adding to our excitement and curiosity about the movie, here are the top 7 reasons why you can’t miss it:
Akshay Kumar’s Stardom
The current stature of Akshay Kumar is bigger than ever. Kumar is no more just a movie star, he is a brand in himself. Whenever his name is associated with a movie, it is anticipated to be a blockbuster even before the release. His fans follow him ardently and look up to his characters. Akshay Kumar‘s presence in Pad Man has already created a lot of buzz. There is no doubt, that most of the people are looking forward to the movie because of him.
Akshay Kumar Returns with a Social Drama
Image source: Fox Star StudiosBy highlighting social issues in the form of entertainment, Akshay Kumar has become everybody’s favorite. His movies like Baby, Special 26, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Jolly LLB 2, Airlift and OMG- Oh My God! touched upon important social issues that needed to be addressed. He takes this legacy ahead with Pad Man. Pad Man traces the journey of Laxmikant, whose aim is to ensure that women get access to cheap sanitary napkins, especially in rural areas.
Bollywood’s First Major Project on Menstrual Hygiene
Another major reason why Pad Man becomes a must watch is the fact that it will be addressing a topic that no one is willing to talk about. The movie will be taking up the issue of menstrual hygiene. Usually Bollywood movies don’t touch such subjects knowing the fact that these are sensitive and highly risky. The makers of Pad Man chose not to play safe and decided to narrate a story which needs to be told.
The Phenomenal Leading Ladies
Pad Man features two of the most versatile and brilliant actors as the leading ladies. The first is Sonam Kapoor, who is making her comeback to the big screen after her stellar performance in Neerja. Her role in Pad Man also looks quite interesting. The second is Radhika Apte, who is featuring as the wife of Akshay Kumar‘s character. Radhika, who starred in movies like Parched, Badlapur and Phobia hardly disappoints us with her acting skills.
India’s First Realist Superhero
Akshay Kumar as Pad Man is India’s pagla superhero. Amidst so many superheroes, we needed a superhero who is much realistic and confronts real concerns like scarcity of affordable sanitary napkins, especially in the rural India. He is a superhero with real struggles and fights. He is not somebody who can fly or chase villains, his superpower is his determination and passion to bring a revolution and change millions of lives.
A Film That Empowers Women
“Women strong, mother strong, sister strong, then country strong”
Pad Man is going to be a major contributor from Indian cinema towards empowering women. Akshay Kumar’s character is a man who thinks women are equal to men. While most of the movies show men dominating women, Pad Man is not one of them. It talks about women equality and clearly highlights that the development and strength of a country is equivalent to that of its women. They say cinema has the power to bring change. If this is true, Pad Man certainly promises a positive change in the mindset of people.
An Instant Hit Sense of Humor
Akshay Kumar’s sense of humor is to die for. No body in the film industry can match up to his comedy timing. Pad Man is a social drama full of with light-hearted moments. The trailer dropped hints about the humor that is in store for us. Kumar’s previous releases were also a blend of humor and drama. This time too our hopes are high from him!