The makers of the Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte-starrer “PadMan” released the first official trailer of the much-anticipated film on Thursday.
In the trailer, Akshay emerges as the Indian superhero, 'PadMan', the man who made sanitary napkins affordable for women. The trailer starts off with a narration from Amitabh Bachchan, declaring 'PadMan' as India's answer to American superheroes. It goes on to see Akshay's character working hard on his idea of creating a sanitary pad and even trying it out himself.
However, pitching the idea to his sister and wife is met with rejection and culminates with his wife leaving him and the villagers shunning him. When all fails, Sonam's character of a social worker comes in as a guiding light to help him scale new heights.
The two minute-plus clip has tongue-in-cheek humour but predominantly the film evokes thought and has an inspirational feel to it. Shot majorly in the backdrop of a village, the film will chronicle his journey to attaining international stardom.
Based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham - the man who invented low-cost sanitary napkins for women in rural areas of India, the film is directed by R Balki and is set to release January 26.