Padman review

Pakistan’s censor board has not yet allowed the Bollywood film PadManto be screened. Starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor, the film is written and directed by R Balki. The story is based on the life and achievements of Arunachalam Murugunatham, a social entrepreneur who rose to fame by creating a low-cost sanitary-napkin-making-machine for his wife, Shanti. While there have been allegations of plagiarism against the film-makers by a young writer, Ripu Daman Jaiswal, and the story itself relies mainly on Murugunatham’s own life story – Padman definitely deserved to be released in Pakistan due to its strong message and powerful conclusion.

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