30 MINS - ENGLISH - MALAYALAM - HINDI
The project ‘Stains’ is a Short Fiction Film based on a short story by Manjula Padmanabhan by the same name. The film revolves around the story of a couple from different cultural backgrounds who are spending the weekend with the man’s mother on the pretest of Onam. Here the woman starts menstruating and stains her bed sheets. Her boyfriends mother seeing this has an extreme and conservative reaction and makes the girl wash the sheets outside the house in a space segregated from the rest of the house. The event and her boyfriend failing to stand up for her and in turn expecting her to adjust put the girl into a space of conflict. A conflict that builds through the course of the film as she begins to examine her own relationship with her period while simultaneously examining her relationship with her boyfriend.