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Pad Man Movie Review: Watch This Akshay Kumar Starrer For Every Woman In Your Life


Pad Man Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and a half stars)

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte

Director: R. Balki

What's Good: Akshay Kumar & his heroic presence, obviously the subject and its execution, Sonam Kapoor's cute little-extended cameo

What's Bad: It tends to get melodramatic at times & also some things just get executed to easily and quickly

Loo Break: First half might tempt you to have some but sit tight second half has some entertaining stuff in store for you

Watch or Not?: Some scenes might make some people a bit uncomfortable but watch this one for every woman in your life

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Pad Man is a story which can be narrated in a single line but the team behind this tries to add every ingredient to make this connect with everyone. Lakshmikant Chauhan (Akshay Kumar) is the man who wants to create pads for his wife and family. Being in the middle-class zone, the branded pads comes under the luxury section for Lakshmi's family.

Living amidst people of a total orthodox thinking makes Lakshmi attempts some unthinkable steps. Padman is not just about this journey of a man who makes pads, it spotlights the issues wrong with people's thinking. Lakshmi starts his journey tackling many failures and moves on to success.

Pad Man Movie Review: Script Analysis

The script of the film Pad Man dances on a tightrope, what could've been an extremely preachy attempt manages to entertain you most of the time. Written by the director, R. Balki himself the story stays honest with itself. "Charas gaanja de rahe ho kya? Akshay's character says in a scene while purchasing pads from a medical shop. So, there are ample of such moments accurately portraying what's been wrong with our thinking since ages.

The process of making the pad machine has been so amazingly displayed by Balki. The final speech by Akshay Kumar is surely going to be one of the best scenes this year. The makers start the film by addressing Amitabh Bachchan as a superhero but his cameo has a minimal impact. Based in the year 2001, set in some remote area, Balki might've done his homework well to portray such strong reactions by the people living in the film apart from Akshay Kumar. Situations do go over the top many-a-times, mostly in the first half, but I can give makers a benefit of doubt.

Pad Man Movie Review: Star Performance

Akshay Kumar, once again, lives his role as Lakshmikant Chauhan. His never-ending appetite for making things work for his family really makes you feel for him. He implants his trademarked innocence to the character making it even more lovable. Not his best performance, but surely one of the best.

Radhika Apte is earthy with her presence but she has got a lot of tears to shed. Crying almost in every scene, she raises the bar of being over-dramatic. Overall, a fine job but she deserved a better-written character.

Sonam Kapoor is pretty bold and bouncy in her small appearance and surely sparks the chemistry with Akshay. She was last seen with Akshay in Thank You which never made me go high with the hopes of their chemistry in this one, but in the end, it surely surprised me.

Pad Man Movie Review: Direction, Music

R. Balki has this habit of writing his own films and with Pad Man it has actually proved beneficial for the film. The story required the same guy for both given its sensitive subject. Balki has made sure to say things in a way everyone understands without getting uncomfortable. Some might feel thorny about some scenes but that's what a film with such subject comes with. Making a mother say "Kitna dubla ho gaya on seeing his son's photo after years in a newspaper is what Padman offers you.

Music by Amit Trivedi is a hidden gem of Padman. It's there and it's very good but very few will get it because it's piled under numerous layers such as story, performances, screenplay and narration. It starts with a melodious song in Aaj Se Teri and ends on a goofy title track having a couple of good tracks in between.

Pad Man Movie Review: The Last Word

For those who're thinking if you could connect with the message of Pad Man, trust me you will. Every good thing comes with an expiry date and enjoy this era of Akshay Kumar till it lasts (Hope it's here for a couple of more decades). The combo of entertainment plus message-driven plot is a rare occurrence and Padman fits the bill.

Three and a half stars!

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Errr...this doesn't look good. Confused
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Posted: 08 February 2018 at 11:29am | IP Logged
Needs to cross Jolly LLB 2 and become February's biggest grosser
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Posted: 08 February 2018 at 11:33am | IP Logged
Reviews are quite good so far apart from Sneha May Francis who I don't really take seriously : she is so obviously biased.

Many critics have rated it better than TEPK and Jolly LLB 2.

I'm waiting for Raja Sen, Shubra Gupta, Anna Vetticad, Masand and Chopra ...

Edited by Kaoridz - 08 February 2018 at 11:35am

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The only thing that appeals to me about this film is getting to see Radhika Apte on the big screen. Will wait for a few more reviews before I decide (Su4ita to be precise) - but also, I kinda wanna see this film with my mommy, because of the message.

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Sneha May Francis hates almost every BW commercial movie
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Originally posted by 2RsFan

Sneha May Francis hates almost every BW commercial movie

Pretty much

She once tweeted that she gives negative reviews to gain attention in terms of increasing her popularity and then deleted it in 10 mins. She does praise South films a lot however

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