A boy's first period !
You read that right. The idea of a boy having his first period seems radical until you come over this 'all men' world fictionally curated and directed by Mozez Singh in his First period" , a short film which was released on world Menstruation Day , May 26. It was supported and produced by NGO Dasra and MH Alliance India .
Written by Ishani Banerji , First Period takes a look at the menstrual cycle, which is still considered a taboo in our society, from an interesting, unique and surreal new perspective.
Director Mozez Singh skilfully deals with the delicate subject of the first period day from a boy's viewpoint and shows a world where women don't exist, and where the tables are flipped.
The short movie was launched by Twinkle Khanna . Talking of the celebrity support Singh said "Twinkle was the first person I showed the film to and she instantly agreed to lend her support because she felt the film was emphatic and made the right point. She really believes in the cause and is willing to help as long as the project is credible, which my film is'' .
He acknowledged some of Akshay Kumar's recent hits like 'Padman' , Toilet – Ek Prem Katha and referred them as an example of directors opting for substantial and relevant topics.
"I think there are a lot of socially conscious films being made these days and the tide is definitely turning. Filmmakers nowadays want to make films on socially relevant topics and it's wonderful. Some of Akshay Kumar's recent hits are a case in point," he said .
First Period is yet another attempt to aware and sensitise the audience . But deep down lacks the self realisation , the realisation to change and grow , treat our girls the way they deserve irrespective of they bleed or not. It's not about boys or girls but about the formation of a pioneer egalitarian society and that seems to happen through self realisation only.