Zee Cinema to air family entertainer Pad Man on 8th September
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. A movie that dared to break stereotypes and talk about a tabooed topic, Pad Man was instrumental in creating a platform to discuss female hygiene in the country. Helmed by the celebrated director R Balki, Pad Man is a biographical drama based on the inspiring life of the social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, and features Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in the lead. Zee Cinema will showcase this blockbuster on Saturday, 8th September at 8pm as a part of their property Shanivaar Ki Raat Akshay Kumar KeSaath.
Like Toilet EkPrem Katha, Pad Man, is about the great lengths a loving husband will go to for the happiness and the health of his wife. The movie tells the story of a one man’s crusade to provide affordable sanitary protection for all women and is certainly a complete family entertainer. Bollywood celebrities praised the makers as well as the actors for curating such a great film which focuses on a social cause like removing the stigma around periods. From Karan Johar, AyushmannKhurrana, YamiGautam, SwaraBhasker to HomiAdajania, celebrities called the film uplifting, inspiring and phenomenal.
Pad Man follows the life of LaxmikantChauhan (Akshay Kumar) and Gayatri (RadhikaApte), a happy go lucky couple. Laxmikant is deeply in love with his wife and will do anything for her comfort and happiness. Laxmikant is outraged that Gayatri uses a dirty cloth and is confined to a corner of the house for the duration of her menstrual cycle. His growing obsession with sanitation and experiments to create an affordable alternative horrify Gayatri and his extended family. Laxmikant’s war might be waged in the name of his tradition-bound and submissive wife, but it is another woman who nudges him towards success. Business school graduate Pari (SonamKapoor) enters Laxmikant’s life and helps him with sales and marketing to revolutionise female sanitation not only in India but globally.
Will his wife Gayatri and the other women come out in support of his endeavour, breaking the shackles of ancient taboos?
To watch this inspiring and path breaking story tune in to Pad Man on Saturday, 8th September at 8pm only on Zee Cinema