The film has received positive reviews from critics. Pad Man has opened on a fair note earning Rs 10.26 crore. Even though the opening is lesser than his previous hit Toilet – Ek Prem Katha which had opened to Rs 13.10 crore, but that film had more mass appeal than Pad Man.
This is what film team had told, “The opening day should be in that regular Akshay Kumar range of Rs 11-12 crores and over the weekend it should be able to do a Rs 35-40 crore.” It is to be seen now whether it’ll be able to show a huge growth on its day 2, which will be the real test of the film when family audiences come out in hoards to the theatre
In fact, tweeting about the business of the film Taran Adarsh wrote, “PadMan has a DECENT start… Fri ₹ 10.26 cr… The biz, expectedly, picked up towards evening/night shows… The journey ahead is crucial… Sat + Sun should witness strong growth for a good weekend total…”