He manages to create a sanitary napkin of his own. Privacy Note By using www. When his wife seems to get a vaginal infection, he begins his obsessive quest to make affordable sanitary napkins. The point is that the village bumpkin Phullu Sharib Hashmi , dismissed by people as mauga effeminate , is always ready to help the women of his village and keeps going to the city to do their chores. He sets out to ingeniously make them, drawing further wrath from his mother. Phullu gets married to Begni Jyoti Sethi and is madly in love with her. Also, the lack of a coherent script and fluidity in the screenplay leads to a half baked attempt.
There are many songs which again dilutes the films intensity. But a natural and regular phenomenon that every girl on the planet goes through 'the menstrual cycle' or in simpler words ' monthly periods' has never been considered as a topic of discussion let alone making a film on it. When he is informed about how his wife, sister and other women use rags and husks during their periods, often contracting infection, he goes on a mission to learn how to make cheap sanitary napkins for them — two for 50 paise. Menstruation is not an illness and access to menstrual hygiene is a must for every woman — the message in Phullu is laudatory indeed. He finally begins to understand why his wife needs the cloth, and why she suffers from itching every night.
Inaamulhaq is a show stealer. Phullu has been ridden by controversies for having a plot similar to the Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor starrer Padman which is still under production. Director Abhishek Saxena marks his brave directorial debut with Phullu that talks about personal hygiene of women especially in villages. Chukar Tujhe and Bhunoor Bhunoor are the pick of the lot. Based on the life of an uneducated man named Phullu, who stays with his mother and sister in a small town and is famous for not doing any work other than helping the women of his village by getting them things from the city.
The language used by the actors is totally authentic along with the realistic settings. Support our journalism by subscribing to Scroll+. Phullu is about Phullu, an errand boy who eventually makes low-cost menstruation pads. He just ends up staying in, making love to his wife. It is a few steps above the anti-smoking spot that plays before movies, and a few steps below the Swachch Bharat campaign, that at least manages to evoke laughter while urging people to build lavatories. Phullu's mother sells quilts because he doesn't have a job.
In one dialogue, Phullu says, 'If I leave the village, who will take care of ladies of my village? MumbaiMirror By Kunal Guha 1. His furious mother kicks him out of the house, saying that he's wasted the money she earned with so much difficulty. His wife is pregnant at this time, so she can't help him out either but is in how supportive Phullu's wife is, of his endeavour to manufacture low-cost sanitary napkins. Final 'Glitz' 'Phullu' is an informative film which tries to showcase a very important issue but fails to get it registered in the viewer's mind. But such is the piety and virtue with which it is dealt that the art and craft of filmmaking is entirely sacrificed.
It's at that time Phullu decides to learn the making process of sanitary napkins and make them for social welfare. Packages first wrapped in newspapers and then in black plastic bags. It is reduced to a few shots of him cutting-up bundles of cotton with scissors. Expectations After doing a few small roles in big films like 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', Sharib Hashmi made his mark with 'Filmistaan'. When Phullu gets married, he realises that his wife keeps taking away pieces of red cloth from the material he gathers for the quilts.
The 'Glitz' Factor The story is daringly different. But the execution of the larger picture falls short at a few places, pulling the film down a bit. But the ones that writer Shaheen Iqbal includes here, are laboured and crass. He takes up the challenge to change their lives forever. He embarks on a sensitive journey to create affordable and accessible sanitary napkins for women in rural areas. Please if you have any issues. Pullu's mother Nutan Surya wants him to seek a steady job in any big city, but all he wants is to keep helping people around him.
But the director is able to make his point and the message the film has tried to convey gets delivered. Meanwhile, there have been calls on social media to support this 'small movie'. Phullu runs several errands for women in the village including his wife. The message here is simple: women should have access to affordable sanitary pads. A chance meeting with a woman doctor at a chemist's shop in the city makes him realise the importance of hygiene for women and why they should use sanitary napkins instead of the customary cloth they do, to cut corners. For generations, menstruation as a subject has been taboo. But, after marriage he gets to know about menstruation and how the women in his village use cloth.
In addition, he also picks up all the other stuff the women in his village may need from there. It gets way more tedious than even a plodding Films Division documentary of yore. Rohit Mhatre's editing could have been crisper. Deliveries will be intimated by 1st week of December. But between beautiful aerial shots of a lake, slo-mo songs, random domestic comedy and abruptly cut sequences, the actual runtime dedicated to his education is too little.