Director: Abhishek Saxena
Writer: Shaheen Iqbal
Music: Vickky Agarwal, Troy Arif
Producers: Pushpa Chaudhary, Dr. Anmol Kapoor, Kshitij Chaudhary, Raman Kapoor
Editor: Rohit Mhatre
Release Date: June 16, 2017
Background & Story:
One may have already heard of Akshay Kumar's upcoming project, Padman that deals with the subject of menstrual hygiene. Padman is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionalized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a cost-effective sanitary napkin Machine.
There is, however, another forthcoming film, titled Phullu, that also aims at breaking stereotypes attached to menstruation. Phullu showcases the story of a man who sets out to make affordable pads for the women residing in his village.
Phullu (Sharib Hashmi), wants to help the women in the village get access to sanitary napkins after he learns about them on one of his visits to a nearby city. When he realizes that the women are oblivious to the product, he takes it upon himself to make sure they are provided with it. Besides Hashmi, the film also stars Jyotii Sethi (as Phullu's wife).
The trailer was released last month. It not only captures the world of remote villages but also highlights the problems women deal with. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here:
Stay tuned for the Phullu review!