Itโ€™s My Opinion -Padman, As Seen By Raj Bitu Kang

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Padman (2018) ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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 ๐Ÿ‘€. 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Apparently, the movie is โ€œlooselyโ€ based on a true story, but Iโ€™m not sure how well that has been reflected on screen ๐Ÿค”. At times I felt some scenes were a little far-fetched, but hey its Bollywood ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚. Thatโ€™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? ๐Ÿค” Perhaps go and watch it this #valentinesday โค.

3 out of 5 stars. Remember, itโ€™s my opinion! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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