THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Divorce is a social issue and hence dealt with more frequently in films these days, said Neena Kulkarni, noted actor and producer of the Marathi film Shevri.
Her debut production, Shevri, which in English means a wisp of cotton, is about a working woman who shares a rented flat in Mumbai.
"The film focuses on a single night the protagonist is forced to spend on the streets. As she wanders the deserted roads, she recalls her relationships, her estranged husband, teenaged son staying with her mother, her boss, her colleague and her roommate," said Ms. Kulkarni, who has over two-and-a-half decades of experience in theatre, films and television.
The film concludes with a visibly confident protagonist coming to terms with her lot.
The film is directed by Gajendra Ahire, a new generation filmmaker with 11 films in Marathi to his credit. His debut movie Not only Mrs Raut won him the national award for direction.
The face-to face programme was also attended by filmmakers Joshi Joseph, Jasimine Dullal and Lal Jose.