Feb 09, 2018 Release Date:
140 min Runtime:
Pad Man is a 2018 Indian biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by R. Balki. It is based on a short story in Twinkle Khanna’s book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad and is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu.
Pre-production began in March 2017, and principal photography commenced on March 14, The first trailer was released on 15 December 2017.The first track of the film “Aaj Se Teri” which is sung by Arijit Singh was released on 20 December 2017.The music of the film was officially released by Zee Music Company on 26 December 2017. The producers’ main agenda was to reach out to a wide audience to create awareness and eradicate prevalent superstitions in India surrounding sanitary pads.The film was released theatrically on 9 February 2018.
Twenty years ago, Arunachalam Muruganantham was a metalworker who thought it lamentable that his wife Shanthi and all the women in his community had to rely on dirty rags when they got their periods because sanitary pads were absurdly overpriced. So he did something about it, developing a low-cost machine for making the pads and evangelizing for their use all across the country.
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