Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's starring movie ‘PadMan’, which started off to a very decent earning on its opening day 'slows down considerably' in the second week of its release, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The R-Balki directed social drama has managed to collect 64.97 crore, so far. Mr Adarsh in his tweet wrote: "PadMan slows down considerably... [Week 2] Friday 2.10 crore. Total: 64.97 crore. India biz." PadMan, also starring Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, opened to positive reviews and had earned Rs. 10.26 crore on day 1, and went on to collect over 29 crore over the first weekend. The film got the advantage of partial holidays on weekdays in the first week of its release.
This Movie PadMan is based on the real story of entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented low-cost sanitary pad making machine. Akshay Kumar plays Mr Muruganantham in the film. PadMan is being hailed for initiating the conversation about menstrual hygiene in the country. "PadMan is a film about those who need to take things apart in order to build something better. Muruganantham did this with pads as well as with stigma. The PadMan title track revels in the fact that he doesn't have to break bones in slow-motion or leap tall buildings in order to be a superhero," he wrote.