The trailer of the hardhitting film Bittersweet released on Tuesday. Directed by Ananth Mahadevan, the film has been selected for screening at the Busan International Film Festival this year.
“The trailer was a challenge as this subject had never been dealt with before on screen. The launch of the trailer today expectedly brought in a huge viewership and some overwhelming reactions, both for the concept and the visual treatment of a burning topic,” claimed Mahadevan.
Set in Beed in Maharashtra, the Marathi language film focuses on the inhumane condition of female sugarcane cutters who often go through hysterectomy surgery so that they can get rid off their menstrual cycle and avoid the ‘period leave’ and salary cut. The film huighlights how the whole process is ruining the biological cycle of many women in the district.
The film features Akshaya Gurav, Suresh Vishwakarma, Anil Nagarkar, Guru Thakur, Asit Redij, and Vinayak Divekarsmita Tambe. –ians/aru/vnc