After receiving enthusiastic reviews, filmmakers Anmol Kapoor and Abhishek Saxena have now come up with a comic satire “Phullu”, which raises women health issues and touches issues of women empowerment and education.
The movie is scheduled for release on March 8 on the occasion of International Women’s day. Speaking about the film, ‘Filmistan’ fame actor Sharib Hashmi said, “Phullu is an innocent pure man who notices this social stigma and deals with the problem in a comic way. Through his wife, he comes to know about this problem.” He said the film was not preachy but attempts to educate people about the issue in a comic way. “It tells a true story,” he said.
“There are many myths regarding the women menstrual cycle. It has become a stigma in our society. Our protagonist Sharib Hashmi (Phullu) asks questions that why sanitary pads are not used by the women.Why they use clothes, which later leads to infection. We wanted to make it entertaining besides giving education to people. Though there were many challenges yet the movie can change the history of India. We want to show it in every village and city,” the filmmaker said.
Movie’s Director Abhishek said,”We want to educate people why sanitary napkins are necessary. There are many deaths reported in the rural areas due to infection. I am proud of Phullu as it will not only raise important women health issues, but will also be entertaining. I can’t wait to showcase this amazing film to the world and spread awareness about various women issues through a medium which has a mass appeal”.
This movie touches issues of women empowerment and education, Phullu becomes eager to learn how to make sanitary napkins. He wants to make cheapest sanitary napkin and make it available to the poor ladies so they can afford it. It becomes his motive to create this sanitary napkin so no other lady suffers from menstrual problem which is wife is also going through. He learns and practice napkin making in a small scale factory in city. And we show his struggle in sanitary napkin making while his wife’s heath worsens. The flick has got a UA certificate from censor board without any cuts.