‘PadMan’ is not a typical Masala film that shall see audiences coming in huge numbers. With the taboo around mensural health still relevant, there are hesitant men and women who shall still shy away from going to the theatres. There’s a huge responsibility that the film comes with. However, having a superstar like Akshay Kumar take the lead has benefitted the film in earning ₹10.26 crores on this opening Friday.
Trade analyst and film critic, Taran Adarsh confirmed this collection number by tweeting:
#PadMan has a DECENT start… Fri ₹ 10.26 cr… The biz, expectedly, picked up towards evening/night shows… The journey ahead is crucial… Sat + Sun should witness strong growth for a good weekend total… India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 10, 2018
Given the positive word of mouth that the film has been receiving from its critics and audiences, this number shall definitely see a growth over this weekend. It can also be hoped that more people open their minds to this concept and accept the message that it delivers.
The film also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, along with a special cameo by Amitabh Bachchan. Directed by R. Balki, PadMan was released on 9th February 2018.