In rural India, a determined inventor upsets his family and invites talk of scandal when he tries to develop and market a low-cost sanitary pad.
Based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganandam, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2014). In 2006, Muruganandam invented a cost effective machine to provide sanitary napkins to the women of India. Until then, sanitary napkins were a luxury item that many women could not afford to use.
Starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte
Directed by R Balki (Paa, Cheeni Kum). Produced by Mrs Funnybones Movies, SPE Films India, KriArj Entertainment and Hope Productions.
Based on the short story “The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land,” from The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna
One of the biggest actors in India with a social media following of nearly 60 million has been using his platform to promote socially conscious issues, last year with the film “Toilet”inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India Movement and this coming year with “Padman” based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganandam, the man who created the sanitary napkin revolution in India.
Tina (Twinkle) Khanna
Best Selling Author “Mrs. Funnybones,” also a column in the Sunday Times of India
Vogue’s Opinion Maker of the Year Award 2017
India Today Woman Writer of the Year 2017
Outlook Inspiring Woman of the Year 2016
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