R Balki’s comedy-drama PadMan was released on February 9, 2018, and opened to positive reviews. The film started off with a decent earning on its opening day, then saw a considerable decline in its collections in the second and third weekend. Akshay Kumar’s Rs. 20 crore-film Padman, that talks about one thing that most Indians are reluctant to talk about these days but needs to be discussed more often – menstruation and menstrual hygiene, may not be able to cross the Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office. According to latest reports, the film has earned Rs 1 crore on the seventeenth day, according to film trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Also Read - Akshay Kumar Starrer Bell Bottom is First Film to Begin Shooting in International Location Amid COVID-19, Film to go on Floors in August
Earlier today, Taran Adarsh took to his micro-blogging site to share the official collection of the film, he wrote, “#PadMan [Week 3] Fri 50 lakhs, Sat 80 lakhs, Sun 1 cr. Total: ₹ 78.95 cr. India biz. #PadMan biz at a glance… Week 1: ₹ 62.87 cr Week 2: ₹ 13.78 cr Weekend 3: ₹ 2.30 cr Total: ₹ 78.95 cr India biz.” The seventeen-day collections of ‘PadMan’, stands with the grand total of Rs 78.95 crore at the domestic market. PadMan is a biopic on Arunachalam Muruganantham, who became a household name after inventing low-cost sanitary napkin making machines. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles. ALSO READ: Divyanka Tripathi: Sridevi Will Live Forever Through The Magical Moments She Has Given Us Also Read - Akshay Kumar's Air Trip to Nashik Amid Coronavirus Lockdown Creates Controversy, Probe Ordered by Maharashtra Minister
PadMan is written and helmed by R Balki and bankrolled by Twinkle Khanna under her home banner Mrs Funnybones Productions. During a recent media interaction, Akshay had said, “Nobody is interested in listening to speeches or watching documentaries. They are more interested in knowing about a subject through films. People have watched ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and they have understood the importance of toilets and not defecating in the open. Entertainment is the best way to spread a social message.” Watch this space for further updates.