After a delay of 2 weeks, Akshay Kumar starrer Padman will finally hit the cinema-screens tomorrow. First, the film was supposed to clash with Aiyaary on Republic Day weekend but on Sanjay Leela Bhansali personal request, Akshay decided to postpone the release of his film to 9th February. Aiyaary, which had already moved to 9th Feb. couldn't get a clearance from the Defence Ministry will now release next week.
Its a blessing in disguise for Padman as the film has a clear week ahead of it and is the only major release this weekend. The film will also benefit from Akshay Kumar's stardom and the actor has been on a roll and has given 5 back to back hits. The film is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham and is based on the book Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna. Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor also star in major roles. Here are 6 records that PadMan can easily break on its release:
Akshay Kumar's highest grossing film: The film has the potential to be Akshay Kumar's highest grossing film. His highest grossing film is Toilet: Ek Prem Katha which earned 134 Crores last year and Padman can break this barrier.
The highest opening weekend of February (All-time): Akshay Kumar's Jolly LLB 2 holds the record for the highest opening weekend of February. The film earned 50.46 Crores in 2017.
Highest Grossing February Release (All-Time): Again, Jolly LLB 2 starring Akshay Kumar is the highest grossing February release of all time. It earned 117 Crores last year.
Sonam Kapoor's 3rd 100 Crore Film: Her previous entries to the club include Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (103 Cr.) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (207 Cr.).
Highest Grossing Film Directed By R Balki: He has directed 4 films to date and his highest grossing film is Ki & Kaa which earned 51 Crores.
Biggest Opening Day (February): The record for the biggest opening day in February belongs to Akshay Kumar's Jolly LLB 2 which earned 13.2 Crores.