Akshay Kumar is on a roll with social message driven movies, albeit in a funny manner. After wooing the box office with ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’, which dealt with issues of open defecation, he is back with ‘PadMan’ which is based on the life of real-life Padman Arunachalam Muruganantham who created low cost sanitary napkins for women of rural areas. The movie is Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna’s maiden production and is based on the short novella she wrote on Muruganantham’s life.
The trailer conveys snippets of the message in a light manner with tinges of humours thrown in. All the actors; Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor impress. If Akshay is the man with madness towards a good cause, Radhika as his wife is so apt that you would not imagine anyone else in the role. The emotions of love, laughter and even grief are brought out to perfection. Though Sonam is just there for few moments, we know that she is going to have a pivotal role to play in Padman’s journey. R Balki’s direction comes out soothing to senses and the music of Amit Trivedi is something we are looking forward to. And of course, the title track in the voice of Mika.
Let’s wait till January 26, 2018 and sing along, ‘PadMan… PadMan’.
P.S. Do watch out for the opening line. It will remind you of the line Akshay Kumar used for Amitabh Bachchan at the closing ceremony of IFFI 2017.
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