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PadMan  ( UA ) (2018)  (Hindi)
Rating:  2.8/5
Nowrunning Critics: 2.5/5 | External Critics: 3.1/5 | Users: 3.5/5
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Nowrunning Reviews
This is a dramatised biopic of India's sanitary 'Pad' man, who in his quest for making cheaper sanitary napkins for his wife, suffered socially, was ostracised and then ultimately acknowledged for his innovation. Akshay Kumar does a fabulous job as small town inventor but the story comes together only in the second half with the arrival of Sonam Kapoor who guides him to greatness. If you can endure the slow, unmoving first half, this film is socially relevant.

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External Reviews
PadMan Review RatingSweta Kaushal (Hindustan Times)

Despite being heavily peppered with a lot of melodrama, over-the-top acting and some unnecessarily elongated scenes and monologues, Padman manages to bring forth the message it aims to spread.  Read Full Review

PadMan Review RatingRenuka Vyavahare (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. It will free women of their inhibitions and that will be its biggest success. Period!   Read Full Review

PadMan Review RatingROHIT BHATNAGAR (Deccan Chronicle)

Director R Balki makes a brave attempt with the film that talks about personal hygiene of women especially in villages. PadMan is watchable for its exceptional subject. Don't expect it to be a fancy commercial film but is definitely high on emotions.  Read Full Review

PadMan Review RatingDevesh Sharma (Filmfare)

Akshay Kumar has embodied the spirit of Arunnachalam Murganatham. It's a very sincere effort. His speech towards the end, though long, is straight from the heart. You feel you're watching someone with genuine concern for women and not just an actor going through the paces.  Read Full Review

Gary Goldstein (LA Times)

A few plot contrivances aside, "Padman" is a well-told and performed film that compellingly fills its lengthy running time with hope, resolve and exuberance.  Read Full Review

PadMan Review RatingBHNT (Bollywood Hungama)

PAD MAN is a brave and an inspirational attempt at creating a commercial cinema out of a taboo topic. The movie scores high on content as well as emotions. At the box office, Akshay Kumar's mass appeal will surely help to pull in the audiences. It has the potential to grow steadily at the box-office with the positive word-of-mouth. Period.  Read Full Review

PadMan Review RatingTroy Ribeiro (The Free Press Journal)

Akshay Kumar shines in this revolutionary public service film. Overall, though entertaining, Padman is like a long-drawn public-service film that's worth your ticket money.  Read Full Review

PadMan Review RatingSaibal Chatterjee (NDTV)

Akshay Kumar's film is well-made, the writing is generally neat. PadMan is by no means a bad film hiding behind the cloak of social relevance   Read Full Review

PadMan Review Rating (Masala)

While R Balki's 'Padman' wins points for telling a story that's worthy of applause, his efforts appear muddled and unworthy of our full attention. Blame it on a dull first-half, and poor casting. Unlike movies like Vicky Donor and Shubh Mangal Savdhan, which dealt with unconventional topics, this one lacks any genuine humour and Ayushman Khuranna!   Read Full Review

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Mallika Rupakula 
The movie emphasizes on use of sanitary napkins while women are in their mences.
Brave attempt by the director R. Balki to make a movie on such a sensitive and tabooed topic. Akashay Kumay is the real gem of the movie.
While both Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte play their roles perfectly well.
All in all, the film says that sanitary napkin is like a 'jeanie' for women for a clean female hygine!
  PadMan User Rating


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