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Pad Man: Akshay, Sonam and pads pave way for the sweet 'Hu Ba Hu' song

The song is sung and composed by Amit Trivedi.

Keyur Seta

The mission of the protagonist in R Balki's Pad Man is quite clear — providing affordable and hygienic sanitary napkins to rural women. Its latest song, 'Hu Ba Hu,' focuses on how he goes about in accomplishing this.

Lakshmikant Chauhan (Akshay Kumar) and Rhea (Sonam Kapoor), a social worker, have together cracked a way to produce sanitary napkins out of cotton and now are on a journey to market the product. They are seen hopping from one village to another distributing pads to women in the villages and girls in schools. A few moments are touching. For example, the sense of achievement that village women feel when they take up the task of marketing the pads.

At the same time, the song also throws hints at a budding relationship between Lakshmikant and Rhea. However, one can't confidently say it is a romantic relationship, it could well be mutual respect and admiration. The director too deserves applause for ensuring that the relation doesn't appear romantic upfront, since Lakshmikant is supposed to be already married to Gayatri (Radhika Apte).

The song is an impressive, sweet number sung and composed by Amit Trivedi. He has, once again, proved his mettle as a composer with such an unconventional number. In singing, too, he has retained the right amount of emotions in the voice.

All in all, 'Hu Ba Hu' makes us only more eager for Pad Man, set to be released on 26 January.