Phullu’s Story is Similar To Akshay Kumar’s “Pad-man”!

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Mumbai, Bollywood has found new fascinating around sanitary napkins and is coming up with not just one but two films inspired by this dilemma. Sharib Hashmi’s “Phullu” and Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film “Padman”. “Padman” is based on the real life character who has not only created awareness about Sanitary Hygien, but also started manufacturing “Affordable Sanitary pads while “Phullu” also deals with a similar subject of menstrual hygiene with lesser known actors. Phullu has the similar character who wants to create Sanitary napkins for his village women. The filmmakers claim that the story is inspired by the real incidences.

“Padman” is based on the real life character who has not only created awareness about Sanitary Hygien, but also started manufacturing “Affordable Sanitary pads while “Phullu” also deals with a similar subject of menstrual hygiene with lesser known actors.

Phullu (played by Sharib Ali Hashmi) is a man who wants to help women of his village to embrace sanitary napkins and take a step towards menstrual hygiene. The trailer gives us small doses of Phullu’s personality, his ease and happiness in women’s company are quite visible. Phullu runs several errands for women in the village including his wife. In one dialogue, Phullu says, ‘If I leave the village, who will take care of ladies of my village? ‘. This dialogue is the simulacrum of Phullu’s personality, a man who empathises with a woman’s daily struggles. And when was the last time you remember meeting a character like this in Hindi film?

The trailer beautifully captures the world of remote villages where modernity is yet to knock its door. The characters are earthy and human. It’s endearing to watch a Hindi film attempting to show us that world. But at what cost?

The poster is the dampener. In the poster of the movie Sharib Hashmi is seen lying comfortably on a Sanitary napkin.

The poster is the dampener. In the poster of the movie Sharib Hashmi is seen lying comfortably on a Sanitary napkin. Sanitary napkins is a big issue in India and it is a fast growing market. With the television being inundated with ads on it but in these ads. There are no men in these ads. These are female centric ads because its very personal and private. The poster can prove to be a big drawback for the movie.

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