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Is 'based on a true story' the new success formula for Bollywood hitmakers?

Apart from their box office success, one thing that connects the three big releases of the year, Raid, PadMan and Padmaavat is their claim to be rooted in reality. But when did reality get so boring that filmmakers had to resort to such inferior tropes to sell their content?

Bollywood box-office in February: PadMan and Padmaavat continue their reign, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety becomes a surprise hit

February has been a great month for many Bollywood films. While Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat continued to dominate the box office, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety gave tough competition to big-ticket films like PadMan.

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Rajasthan dealing with the taboo around menstruation with special campaigns

Girls who are active and well-oriented on this sensitive issue would be given the title of Swachta Doot (hygiene ambassadors), so that they continue to spread the message and do policy advocacy.

PadMan box office collection day 6: Akshay Kumar starrer earns Rs 59.09 crore

PadMan box office collection day 6: The Akshay Kumar starrer has maintained its steady pace at the box office. It earned Rs 7.05 crore on Wednesday taking its total collection to Rs 59.09 crore in just six days. 

PadMan box office collection day 5: Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor starrer earns Rs 52.04 crore

PadMan box office collection day 5: The box office collection of R Balki’s social drama PadMan remains consistent on the second working day of the week. It remains to be seen if the Akshay Kumar starrer can pass the first week test.

Top Bulletin: LeT militants killed in Srinagar, Maharashtra education dept orders books on PM Modi and many more

From two LeT militants killed in Srinagar to Maharashtra education department ordering books on PM Modi, and many more

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Meet the real PadMan -- Arunachalam Muruganantham

Akshay Kumar's latest outing PadMan is a fictional retelling of the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham. Tagged as India's "menstrual man," Muruganantham's story is not just the perfect Bollywood fodder but a story that needs to be told.

PadMan box office collection day 3: Akshay Kumar film crosses Rs 40 crore mark

PadMan box office collection day 3: Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan continues to show an upward trend at the box office. The film managed to mint Rs 16.11 crore on Sunday, at the box office, taking the total to Rs 40.05 crore.

PadMan box office collection day 2: Akshay Kumar film earns Rs 23.94 crore

PadMan box office collection day 2: Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor starrer PadMan has managed earned a total of Rs 23.94 crore at the box office till Saturday.

Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan banned in Pakistan

Akshay Kumar's latest film PadMan has been banned in Pakistan. The country's Federal Censor Board has refused to give its nod for the release of the R Balki-directed film.

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Top five Bollywood openers of 2018: Baaghi 2, Padmaavat, PadMan and more

It has been less than a quarter of a year, and we have seen the release of various Bollywood films, big and small, that have made a mark at the box office. Here are the biggest openers of 2018 yet.

Bollywood's biggest opening weekends of 2018: Padmaavat, Raid, Padman and more

While it has been less than a quarter of a year, we have already seen a variety of films hitting the theatres. While some of them bombed miserably at the box office, others have been marvellous successes. Here are Bollywood's biggest opening weekends of 2018.

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PadMan screening: Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and others in attendance

Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor starrer PadMan is all set to hit the screens on February 9, and a few celebrities got to see the R Balki directorial at a special screening.

PadMan: Five reasons to watch the Akshay Kumar starrer

Akshay Kumar is all set to kick off 2018 with another one of his content-driven dramas titled PadMan. Bankrolled by Twinkle Khanna, PadMan is helmed by ace filmmaker R Balki and stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles. Here are five reasons to watch it!

From Sonam, Twinkle promoting PadMan to Ranveer, Ranbir out and about

See latest photos of Sonam Kapoor, Twinkle Khanna, Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor.

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Most awaited Bollywood films of 2018: PadMan, Thugs of Hindostan, Kedarnath, Gold, Zero and more

The 2018 calendar has set some high expectations in the minds of cinema-goers. Deepika Padukone's Padmavati, Akshay Kumar's PadMan and Salman Khan's Race 3 are going to be the year's big releases.

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