The upcoming biographical film Pad Man, Features Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles and Special appearance by the legend Amitabh Bachchan. The film has been written and directed by R. Balki.
Inspiration for Pad Man.
The Film Pad Man has been inspired by the real life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social Activist who lives in Tamil Nadu. The film was supposed to be released on 26th January, however, in order to avoid the clash with the release of controversial movie Padmavati (Padmaavat) the release date has been postponed and now scheduled on 9th February 2018.
Plot of the movie.
The story of the film is based on ‘The Sanitary Man of a Sacred Land’ a short story from the book by Twinkle Khanna ‘The Legend of Laxmi Prasad’ which has been inspired from the real life of Arunachalam Muruganantham. He is a social activist and revolutionary working for the menstrual hygiene ok rural areas and has also developed a machine to prepare low cost sanitary napkins. Pad Man revolves around Arunachalam Muruganantham who made low cost sanitary napkins to facilitate hygiene in the rural areas.
Development of the movie Pad Man.
Pad Man has been visioned to be an awareness film not concentrating much on the commercial aspects. The main agenda of the film is to create awareness and eradicate superstition related to Sanitary Napkins.
Just like Akshay Kumar’s previous film ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ , Pad Man also focuses on educating the masses both men and women, but this time regarding the menstrual hygiene.
Release of Pad Man.
Originally the film was planned to be released on 13th April 2018. However it was preponed to 26th January 2018. However in order to avoid its clash with Ssnjay Leela Bhansali’s super controversial movie Padmaavat (earlier known as Padmavati) On 19th January 2018 it was announced that the film would release on 9th February 2018. The film would be shown in 2800 screens accross the Nation. Besides being a social awareness issue, the producers also plans to show the film is various schools with the permission of the respective ministries.