Padman Trailer OUT: Akshay Kumar’s Take On Menstrual Hygeine Is Funny Yet Effective
After giving us a back to back movies with subtle social messages, Akshay Kumar is back with another such flick which underlines the subject of menstrual hygiene in rural areas. The story is based on the journey of India’s real Padman who is Arunachalam Murugananthan. While talking about the mensuration topic is still found as a taboo in quite a lot of areas in the country, this R Balki movie takes it up on itself to handle the subject with utter most effect. The movie also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in the lead. The teasers already made it clear that this is going to be one memorable movie, to say the least.
The trailer is out and within just a few seconds you realize that this subject was supposed to be highlighted at this scale. Akshay Kumar is at his best as usual, funny, charming and effective. R Balki turned out a bold subject into a fun movie with a strong message that will leave you thinking hard. Also, we cannot miss the voiceover by Amitabh Bachchan in this film just like he does in all the Balki films. Talking about the leading heroines, Radhika Apte’s simple and vulnerable look wins your heart instantly. On the other hand, Sonam Kapoor’s supportive character is quite refreshing. Also Read: Not Rajinikanth’s 2.0, But Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam 2 To Clash With Akshay Kumar’s Padman On Republic Day
The film is based on producer Twinkle Khanna’s book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad which talks about Murugananthan and the revolutionary change that he brought to avail the low-cost sanitary napkins in the rural area. Talking about why he chose such a rather never talked about ‘bold’ topic for his film, HT quoted him saying, “If you change nothing, nothing will change!! It’s not about being bold, but about breaking taboos that hold us back … it is about education. I have lived with women all my life, yet I have learnt more making this film than I’ve ever known even after being surrounded by women in my own family. I do not mind who I offend, or whose stomach I may turn by being so bold publicly. This is not the Stone Age, menstruating is natural.”
The trailer definitely gives us the hope that we are in for a really good movie in the upcoming fresh year. How did you find the trailer? Post your thoughts in the comment section below and stay tuned to india.com for more updates.