Padman, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte has been scheduled to be released on 26 January 2018, where it will be competing with 2.0, which also stars Akshay, alongwith Tollywood star Rajnikant. This means that Akshay will be competing with himself at the box office in January, and it’ll be interesting to see how things pan out with Padman, because it isn’t a big budget movie and hasn’t been as anticipated as 2.0, which is the most costly movie made in India and features the biggest movie star in south, who already has a lot of fanfare and has accumulated hype for the movie.
Padman tells the true story of Tamil Nadu activist, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who was responsible for the menstural hygiene of rural India by creating low-cost sanitary napkins.
The movie seems to be very socially conscious and it will surely appeal to many people who are interested in the subject matter and are the fans of Sonam and Radhika. The movie doesn’t seem to have a more public appeal but it nonetheless is based on a very important topic and will be watched by people. Padman is directed by R. Balki with music from Amit Trivedi, and will feature a cameo appearance by Amitabh Bachchan.