#LondonParis Rating : 5/5
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte
Direction: R. Balki
Runtime: 149 minutes
Akshay Kumar is back with yet another empowering movie!
People who really feel that they can change the world are the ones who really end up making the difference! Through the movie Padman, the director R Balki tries to tell the audience about the famous story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, played by Akshay Kumar. Arunachalam Muruganantham is anentrepreneurfrom Coimbatore who invented a method of making low cost sanitary napkins. Arunachalam Muruganantham faced a lot of humiliation and opposition, yet still ended up succeeding irrespective of all odds! R Balki changed the location of the story to Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh, still keeping the story line intact and authentic!
The main character of the movie is played by Akshay Kumar who in spite of making wonderful movies is one of the most under rated actors of Bollywood! Akshay Kumar went all out, wearing a ladies’ underwear which is pink in color just to make a point. This goes out to show how actors like Akshay Kumar are willing to push their boundaries and embrace their screen characters for the movies in which they really believe in.
Radhika Apte played her part perfectly well, by portraying how women of the villages react when their husbandsgo on a crusade to fight societal taboos.
Sonam kapoor’s character she makes her screen presence really felt! Balki is known for making movies that work deeply towards bridging the age and gender gap closer home. Despite everything Padman is a very empowering movie and has delivered its promise to entertain people. This movie makes Akshay Kumar a superhero who saves women from unhygienic menstruation practices. A must watch for everyone, this movie surely is going to be one of the biggest movies this year about social awareness!