Padman (2018) 🌟🌟🌟
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie which was directed by R. Balki, who also has movies such as #paa #cheenikum and #kiandka under his belt. He was brave to have chosen such a taboo subject and to bring it to the big screen.
Akshay Kumar is great as Lakshmi, the husband who understands how women are affected by mensuration and sets himself a goal of making sanitary pads affordable for women. He plays his role convincingly as a man who truly cares…maybe, a bit too much at times 👀. Radhika Apte plays the role of the simple wife who is embarrassed about the subject. She reflects how I imagine the thoughts and behaviour of some women from rural India would be. And then you have Sonam Kapoor; the lady who helps Akshay Kumar to achieve his goal by giving him hope and encouragement 😊.
Apparently, the movie is “loosely” based on a true story, but I’m not sure how well that has been reflected on screen 🤔. At times I felt some scenes were a little far-fetched, but hey its Bollywood 🤷♀️. Whilst this subject itself is labelled as a taboo, I found it quite amusing in the movie that there was a song and dance dedicated to a young girl who has her first period 😂. That’s right, I said period!
This may not be a movie that appeals to the masses, but it is worth a watch. During the screening, there was even a young boy (no older than 6 or 7), watching the movie with his Mother. I wonder how he found it? 🤔 Perhaps go and watch it this #valentinesday ❤.
3 out of 5 stars. Remember, it’s my opinion! 😉