Name of the film Witaal (The Period of Impurity)

Directed by Apurva Bhilare

Cinematography Harshad Gaikwad

EditingAniket Kale

SoundAmeya Ghatpande

Year 2018

CountryIndia

Duration18 min 49 sec

LanguageMarathi (with Eng subtitles)

About the film

“Sarita, a young girl of 12, is told that she has got her first periods and thus can't go to the temple of Lord Ganesha, who she thinks, to be her best friend. She is told that, if she does so, Ganesha will punish her. The film revolves around her quest of whether she should fulfil the promise given to Ganesha or listen to her mother.”

Director Biography

Apurva Bhilare is currently working as Assistant Professor of Law. She has been doing theatre since college and has written and directed around 5-6 plays which have been well-received in Marathi Theatre and have won several accolades. This is her first ever film-making experience.