Critics Review


A Socially Relevant Tale that's Preachy Yet Earnest

Padman is definitely one of Akshay's better works, something that reminds us that he is indeed an earnest actor. Padman isn't an outstanding film, but it touches upon a topic of extreme relevance and Balki thankfully handles it with a good amount of sincerity which works in favour of the film.(more)

Source: Sethumadhavan, MovieCrow



Balki's Padman is an empowering film that gives you the wings, despite the odds. It will free women of their inhibitions and that will be its biggest success. Period! (more)

Source: Renuka Vyavahare, Times Of India


Akshay Kumar's superhero entertains, educates

Akshay tries his best to be the superhero he has come to be identified with in his films. Only, Akshay's accent and tone often fluctuate between those of a villager, a person with the basic knowledge of English and someone who is educated enough to differentiate between American and British accents. Sonam plays a privileged South Delhi girl and fits perfectly into the role. She also gets to mouth some of the best comebacks directed at Akshay in the film.(more)

Source: Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times


Akshay Kumar Is Modest And Masterful In This Solid Film

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. Films like this are why a new actor may someday mouth a song about how he isn't Akshay Kumar. The cape is optional when the wings are built in.(more)

Source: Raja Sen, NDTV Movies


The Akshay Kumar starrer isn't a particularly enjoyable film

PadMan is as worthy, but it isn�t a particularly enjoyable film. It has tonal problems, because it is trying to appeal to many constituencies at the same time. Akshay Kumar gets fully into the role while trying to get in touch with the 'feminine' inside of him.(more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express


Akshay crusades for a new cause

PadMan has its premise in place. Now if only it had some wings.(more)

Source: Sukanya Verma.,


PAD MAN scores high on content as well as emotions

PAD MAN is a brave and an inspirational attempt at creating a commercial cinema out of a taboo topic. The movie scores high on content as well as emotions. At the box office, Akshay Kumar's mass appeal will surely help to pull in the audiences. It has the potential to grow steadily at the box-office with the positive word-of-mouth. Period.(more)

Source: Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama


Watch This Akshay Kumar Starrer For Every Woman In Your Life

or those who're thinking if you could connect with the message of Pad Man, trust me you will. Every good thing comes with an expiry date and enjoy this era of Akshay Kumar till it lasts (Hope it's here for a couple of more decades). The combo of entertainment plus message-driven plot is a rare occurrence and Padman fits the bill.(more)

Source: Umesh Punwani, Koimoi


A bittersweet tale of menstruation

PadMan is watchable for its exceptional subject. Don�t expect it to be a fancy commercial film but is definitely high on emotions.(more)

Source: ROHIT BHATNAGAR, Deccan Chronicle


Akshay Kumar-Starrer Has Its Heart In The Right Place, But Gets Too Sermonizing

In the end PadMan is admirable and has its heart in the right place, but it might have benefited from a less sermonizing tone. I�m going with two-and-a-half out of five.(more)

Source: Rajeev masand, News18


Akshay Kumar is charming in an entertaining but problematic film

This is, of course, heartbreaking, because barring this troubling truth, Balki tells his story with efficiency and, by and large, with sensitivity. It is wonderful to see a mainstream film pulling menstruation out of the realm of whispers. Besides, Kumar is a delight to watch, never more so than when he absolutely kills a speech delivered by Chauhan at the United Nations.(more)

Source: Anna MM Vetticad,