PadMan, the movie which was delayed by a week, finally hit the screens last week. Among the Padmaavat storm, the movie has surely marked its presence at the box office. The movie has recently crossed the 40 crore mark in its 1st weekend.
The film, which revolves around menstrual health and the need for cheaper and accessible sanitary napkin, has managed to earn a total of 40.05 crores (51.26 crore gross) at the box office by the end of its opening weekend.
The movie has collected a total of 57.50 crores (8.9 Million) overseas and now stands with a total of 108.76 crores (global). The movie has been doing good business at the box office and look’s like the movie is not going to stop earning moolah at the box office. It will be interesting to see how it enjoys it’s run at the box office.
The film is based on the real-life incident of Arunachalam Muruganantham—the man whose initiative to invent low-cost sanitary pad making machines in rural India helped not only his wife but other women in his village to lead a hygienic life.
PadMan has been helmed by R. Balki and is Twinkle Khanna’s maiden production venture. It features Akshay in the lead with Radhika Apte playing his on-screen wife. Sonam Kapoor stars in a pivotal role.
PadMan was initially scheduled to be released on Republic Day weekend, clashing with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat and Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary.
However, on Bhansali’s request Akshay Kumar postponed PadMan to give Padmaavat solo release over the weekend. Aiyaary makers too postponed its release.