Movie Review: Pad Man (2018)

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pad manAn inspiring tale of an incredible Indian innovator and inventor, PadMan is a fictionalized account of Arunachalam Muruganantham’s life and traces his journey as a rural welder from small town India to the international arena, as he follows his dream to bring a revolution to female hygiene in India. An entrepreneur who refused to give up in wake of resistance and ridicule and used his resilience and inventiveness to come up with India’s low cost sanitary napkin making machine, PadMan is a tribute to every ordinary and simple man and woman, who dares to dream and make a difference in the life of million others.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “Akshay Kumar Is Modest And Masterful In This Solid Film”
NDTV: Raja Sen
4.0 “PAD MAN is a brave and an inspirational attempt at creating a commercial cinema out of a taboo topic.”
Bollywood Hungama
4.0 “Akshay Kumar starrer is an entertaining social drama with its heart in the right place”
4.0 “Padman is a commercial entertainer with a strong message to the society”
4.0 “Akshay Kumar breathes as Muruganantham in this fabulous film”
3.5 “Balki’s Padman is an empowering film that gives you the wings, despite the odds. “
Times Of India
3.5 “Akshay shines in this public service film”
3.5 “Akshay Kumar shines in revolutionary ‘period’ film”
3.5 “Watch This Akshay Kumar Starrer For Every Woman In Your Life”
3.0 “Akshay Kumar’s innovative mechanic fights for menstural hygiene and wins”
3.0 “Akshay Kumar has embodied the spirit of Arunnachalam Murganatham. It’s a very sincere effort.”
3.0 “An Inspiring Journey Which Tells Why Every Woman Should Bleed With Pride!”
3.0 “PadMan has its heart in its right place, and that, along with its subject, is its biggest USP in winning over the viewers. “
Times Now News
3.0 “Need Not Skip This; Period”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Directed by R. Balki and starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, this film wobbles precariously as it becomes more fiction than fact”
Anupma Chopra
2.5 “Akshay crusades for a new cause”
Rediff: Sukanya Verma
2.5 ” Akshay Kumar Delivers Gutsy Performance In Flawed But Well-Intentioned Film”
NDTV: Saibal Chatterjee
2.5 “The film is socially relevant so critics will be careful when offering critique.”
2.5 “A bittersweet tale of menstruation”
2.5 “While Balki and Kumar win points for telling a story that might make some people squirm and uncomfortable, it unfortunately doesn’t make for good cinema.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “It’s about empowering Akshay Kumar”
Rediff: Sreehari Nair
2.0 “The Akshay Kumar starrer isn’t a particularly good film”
1.5 “This Akshay Kumar-led film is essentially a rural story about obsession and genius, but acquires an unmistakably urban gaze”

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