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Pad Man
Padman Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by R. Balki
Produced by Akshay Kumar
Twinkle Khanna
Sony Pictures India
Gauri Shinde
R. Balki
Prernaa Arora
Arjun N. Kapoor
Written by R. Balki[1]
Based on Arunachalam Muruganantham
Starring Akshay Kumar
Sonam Kapoor
Radhika Apte
Narrated by Amitabh Bachchan
Music by Amit Trivedi
Cinematography P.C. Sreeram
Edited by Chandan Arora
Hope Productions
KriArj Entertainment
Columbia Pictures
Mrs Funnybones Movies
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date
January 26, 2018
Country India
Language Hindi, Tamil, English

Padman is an upcoming 2018 Indian comedy-drama film written and directed by R. Balki, featuring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles. Amitabh Bachchan appears in a special role. Amit Trivedi and Komail Shayan scored the music of the film, with the former composing the film score and latter composing the songs.


  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Production
  • 4 Filming
  • 5 Official Trailer
  • 6 Release
  • 7 Music
  • 8 References
  • 9 See also
  • 10 External links


The film will be based on Twinkle Khanna's book, The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad[1], which is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham[2], a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine.[3] Padman movie revolves around the story of Arunachalam who invented low-cost sanitary pads. Radhika Apte plays the on-screen wife of Akshay's character, Lakshmikant Chauhan.


  • Akshay Kumar as Lakshmikant Chauhan
  • Sonam Kapoor as Rhea Kapoor
  • Radhika Apte as Gayatri
  • Amitabh Bachchan (Cameo Appearance)
  • Sudhir Pandey as Mr. Chauhan, Lakshmikant's Father
  • Maya Alagh as Mrs. Chauhan, Lakshmikant's Mother


The film is set to release on 26 January 2018.[1]

In November 2017, Sony Pictures became the global distributor for the film.[4]


The shooting of the film started in March 2017.[5] Principal photography of the film started in Delhi in April 2017.[6]

Official Trailer[edit]

Official trailer of Padman released on 15th Dec'17. This 2 min and 22 second video shows the story of a common man who try to find the affordable sanitary napkins pads. [7] [8]


The film is set to release worldwide on January 26th, 2018.[4]


Amit Trivedi has composed the music of the film and all music arranged by Komail Shayan while lyrics have been penned by Kausar Munir. Arijit Singh,Mika Singh, Neeti Mohan, Jubin Nautiyal, Divya Kumar, Vishal Dadlani, Jyotica Tangri and Sunidhi Chauhan have sung songs in the film. The music rights of the film have been acquired by Zee Music Company.