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Is Pad Man the ultimate feminist superhero movie?

Is Pad Man the ultimate feminist superhero movie?

Akshay Kumar is now consistently green-lighting socially-relevant films, and that is fine and laudable (Pad Man is produced by his wife Twinkle Khanna, a witty commentator on social mores).

Further the Minister stressed that apart from just being an entertainer, the movie intends to impart a vital social message to the nation.

My character contributes to the Padman's mission and with that, I will rather urge the reader to go and see the film to witness my journey. Will these celebrities continue to lead the conversation around menstrual taboo and hygiene months and years after the film's release? The film, that stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles, was to release on January 25, 2018, the same date as Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat's but on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's request, Akshay made a decision to move his film to February 9, 2018, as to avoid a clash with the controversial film Padmaavat. "There should be awareness on menstrual hygiene among men as well", he said. The topic which people don't even talk openly, a fearless attempt has been made by the Director R. Balki to talk about the personal hygiene of women specially in the rural areas and showcasing the same on the big screen. This inspiring story is about sanitary napkins. The characters in the supporting cast seem to be in a race for overacting - be it Akshay's onscreen mom or random background characters in every frame, they look like they were simply lifted from a 60s movie. We tracked him down and asked him if I could write about his story in my book and we eventually decided to make Pad Man. "Trust me guys it's the best feeling to not have access to pads when you're bleeding and the Pad Man challenge is all that is needed to destigmatise a woman's period". It is, after all, one of the few "issues" women face that have nothing to do with men being violent, and about which all-knowing men are always on hand to help and teach women about. "Women should not make period a reason to take a leave", Twinkle added.




The comedienne said she likes the idea of the movie and hopes it erases the stigma around menstruation.

There is all of these and much more, most importantly, a man finding the woman in himself.

Pad Man will be released in theatres February 9. Comedienne Mallika Dua also poked fun at the #PadManChallenge. In India, only 12 per cent of women have access to sanitary products and the rest are forced to use old newspapers and rags, which risks infection and harming their reproductive health. People are ready to be involved in films that do more than just entertain, they want films with something to make them sit up & be inspired.


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