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Phullu poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAbhishek Saxena
Produced byPushpa Chaudhary, Dr. Anmol Kapoor, Kshitij Chaudhary & Raman Kapoor
StarringSharib Hashmi, Jyotii Sethi & Nutan Surya
Music byVickky Agarwal & Troy Arif
Kapoor Film Inc Kc Production Pvt.Ltd
Distributed byKapoor Film Inc Kc Production Pvt.Ltd
Release date
June 16, 2017
LanguageHindi [1]

Phullu is a 2017 Indian drama film directed by [2] Abhishek Saxena. Produced by Pushpa Chaudhary, Dr. Anmol Kapoor, Kshitij Chaudhary & Raman Kapoor under the Kapoor Film Inc Kc Production Pvt.Ltd banner. The film was released worldwide on June 16, 2017.[3] The film stars Sharib Hashmi, Jyotii Sethi, and Nutan Surya which is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu. [4][5]

Phullu is about Phullu, an errand boy who eventually makes low-cost menstruation pads.


Phullu the titular character (portrayed by Sharib Hashmi) that's the typical good guy. Phullu's mother sells quilts because he doesn't have a job. He helps out his mom by procuring all the raw material for the quilts from the nearby town. In addition, he also picks up all the other stuff the women in his village may need from there.

When Phullu gets married, he realises that his wife keeps taking away pieces of red cloth from the material he gathers for the quilts. He wonders about it, but doesn't connect the dots as he knows nothing about menstruation. Neither his wife or mother explain the concept to him.

The women in his life also want Phullu to move to a big city and find work. But he's adamant about staying back in the village.

Finally, a turning point in Phullu's life comes when he finds out about menstruation through a female doctor at a chemist's shop on one of his city visits. He finally begins to understand why his wife needs the cloth, and why she suffers from itching every night.

He then takes rather drastic step of using all the money reserved for the last installment payment for his sister's jewellery to get a whole lot of sanitary pads. His furious mother kicks him out of the house, saying that he's wasted the money she earned with so much difficulty. When he tries to protest that the sanitary napkins are more important, his mother says her grandmother used wood to get rid of the itching and went on to live for 102 years, so pads are irrelevant.

Phullu goes to the city, where he gets in touch with the doctor who'd educated him about menstruation. He manages to create a sanitary napkin of his own. However, his mother and sister refuse to test it, as do the other women in the village for whom he used to run errands in the city. 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.

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  1. ^ First Post. "Phullu movie review: This 'small' film delivers a big message about menstrual hygiene". Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ Bollywood Hungama. "Phullu Review - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. ^ Catch News. "5 reasons 'period film' Phullu should get anything but an Adult rating". Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. ^ "'Phullu' film review: Good intentions regarding unmentionables, but creaky execution". Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  5. ^ Deccan Chronicle. "Phullu movie review: Bad blood turns good". Retrieved 13 July 2017.

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