Padman Movie Cast Crew Story Release date Budget Screen count: Padman is an upcoming Indian comedy movie based on the biography of Arunachalam Muruganantham. The movie is directed by R. Balki and Produced by Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna. Padman features Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles. The movie is set to release on 26, January 2018.
Padman Movie Cast Crew Story
Padman Movie Story
The movie is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is well known for producing low cost sanitary pad making machine and for creating awareness about the Menstrual cycle. He is a school dropout and at that time menstrual cycle was embedded in many kinds of superstitions. Rejecting all the Superstitions he made it a subject of experiment to please his newly wedded wife as she had to use filthy rags, newspapers during her menstrual cycle. Napkins made by multinational companies were very expensive. He realized that raw material used to make sanitary pads cost no more than 2 rupees, but napkins are sold over the cost of Rs. 50.
Padman had to face lot of criticism and he had to wear sanitary pads to prove his point. He wanted some female volunteers to test his innovation and most of them were too shy to discuss their menstrual cycle. He then had to use animal blood using a bladder to test his invention. It took him two years to discover that commercial Sanitary Pads use cellulose fibers derived from pine bark wood pulp that increases its absorbance and allows no distortion of the shape of the pad. Machine to produce pads cost around 3.5 crore rupees but he ended up designing a machine to produce low cost pads for Rs. 65000. While he was in the process of inventing machine and pads from waste, he was ridiculed, called names and had to face to face lot of music.
Padman Movie cast
Akshay: Kumar He is playing Lakshmikant Chauhan which is a role corresponding to Arunachalam Muruganantham. Akshay is an Indian film actor who will be playing main lead character in this movie. He has appeared in over 100 movies.
Sonam Kapoor She is an actress who acts in Bollywood movies. Sonam will appear in this movie as Rhea. She is also recipient of the National Film Award for her movie Neerja. She is known for movies Prem Ratan Dhan payo, Neerja, Black, Delhi-6, Mausam, Khoobsurat etc.
Radhika Apte: Radhika is an Indian film actress who made his debut with the movie Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005). She is playing the role of the wife of Akshay Kumar in this movie. She is known for movies like Dhoni, Shor in the City, Lai Bhaari, Badlapur, Hunterr, Lion, Parched etc.
Sudhir Pandey: He is a film and television artist who is known for the movies like Toilet, Issaq, Dekh Tamaasha Dekh, Bombay Talkies, Bombay to Goa, Anwar, Haasil etc.
Amitabh Bachchan (cameo): He is a veteran Bollywood actor. He is active in the industry since 1969. He will be seen playing cameo in this movie. Amitabh Bachchan is also a singer, producer and TV host.
Padman movie Crew
R. Balki (Director)
Balki is a filmmaker, screenwriter and businessman. He is known for directing movies like Cheeni Kum and Paa. He is also the producer of the movie Dear Zindagi and English Vinglish.
Akshay Kumar (Produer)
He is playing Lakshmikant Chauhan which is a role corresponding to Arunachalam Muruganantham. Akshay is an Indian film actor who will be playing main lead character in this movie. He has appeared in over 100 movies.
Music Directors (Amit Trivedi, Komal Shayan)
Amit Trivedi is film composer, musician, singer and Lyricist. He can be associated to the movies like Aamir, Dev D, Wake up Sid, Striker, Udaan, Chillar Party, Kai Po Che, Queen, Shaandar etc.
Padman Budget: 90.00 Crores [75 Cr (Production Cost) + 15 Cr (Prints & Publicity)]
Padman Movie Release date
The movie is expected to release on 26th of January 2018.