Period Virus

A young boy of seven years accompy his filmmaker mother during the rekey of her film to a beautiful village in Himalayas. Something happens to his mother during their stay. The boy was not able to understand what happened to his mom that nobody was touching her and even he is not allowed to touch her. She is not allowed to enter home and even eating food outside home. The boy was depressed with the behavior of villagers to his mom. Finally his mom decides to reveal the truth to her seven years young boy. The boy and his mom is the protagonist of this film. One morning when boy found his mother missing besides him on bed and start searching her in home, he could not find her. But he saw his mom’s camera on charging and then he start filming with it.
Director’s Statement:
In Himachal Pradesh women are supposed to be impure during their menstruation and are not allowed to enter home for five days. Even today this practice is followed. When I went with my mother to my maternal grandmother home, I came to know about this practice. My mother who is a filmmaker and doctorate in journalism has to follow this practice whenever she comes to her maternal place. I was shocked, and then my mother told me why this practice is followed in her native place. My mother and I am the protagonists of this film too. Because when my mom was not allowed to enter home, I saw camera in charging and started filming with it

  • Arjun Lotheta
    Director
  • Dr Dev Kanya Thakur
    Writer
  • Pushp Raj Thakur
    Producer
  • Arjun Lothera
    Key Cast
  • Dr Dev Kanya Thakur
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Arjun Lotheta

Arjun lotheta
Debut Director, 4th class student in St Edward Shimla
Performed as actor in three plays on stage, acted in one feature film as protagonist, and acted in one commercial.

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A young boy of seven years accompy his filmmaker mother during the recky of her film to a beautiful village in Himalayas. Something happens to his mother during their stay. The boy was not able to understand what happened to his mom that nobody was touching her and even he is not allowed to touch her. She is not allowed to enter home and even eating food outside home. The boy was depressed with the behavior of villagers to his mom. Finally his mom decides to reveal the truth to her seven years young boy. The boy and his mom is the protagonist of this film. One morning when boy found his mother missing besides him on bed and start searching her in home, he could not find her. But he saw his mom’s camera on charging and then he start filming with it.
Director’s Statement:
In Himachal Pradesh women are supposed to be impure during their menstruation and are not allowed to enter home for five days. Even today this practice is followed. When I went with my mother to my maternal grandmother home, I came to know about this practice. My mother who is a filmmaker and doctorate in journalism has to follow this practice whenever she comes to her maternal place. I was shocked, and then my mother told me why this practice is followed in her native place. My mother and I am the protagonists of this film too. Because when my mom was not allowed to enter home, I saw camera in charging and started filming with it.