The Padman effect is working and it has started a conversation nationwide about sanitary pads being a taboo. Recently the district collector of Rajnandgaon district in Chattisgarh decided that Padman will be showcased in each and ever village council of the district which has a population over 163,220 according to the census of 2011. The decision was taken because people in authority decided that through the screenings of Padman, one can bring the awareness between not so educated people about how periods is a normal thing and sanitary pads are necessary for a woman.
Padman has spread this awareness like nothing else which has much to do with the good content of the film and Akshay’s stardom that has brought people inside the cinema halls. Padman is not just a film about periods for the sake of it but it actually shows the well rounded picture of a problem and a man who is practically giving away ways to solve it as he spent a good part of his life totally dedicated into it and came out with some wonderful effects that proved fruitful to the whole country.
Padman might not be Akshay’s career biggest hit but the reason why the makers wanted to do this film is to initiate a conversation about this being a taboo not only in rural places but urban as well where women are not suppose to enter temples when they are at their periods. Since families can not sit together through the duration of this film as it will be apparently very embarrassing for them to see this on screen, Padman could not earn the gigantic collection but it has scratched the surface of a very big and delicate topic in this country, which makes this one a winner already. Padman is still running in cinemas for those who want to break a myth.