‘Maadathy’ to release on NeeStream

Chennai, June 19:
The official trailer of Leena Manimekalai directorial ‘Maadathy’ gets a spectacular launch by celebrated influencers from cinema, culture and politics. K K Shailaja Teacher, Manju Warrier, Aishwarya Rajesh, Anjali Menon, Geethu Mohandas, Cheran, Aashiq Abu, PA Ranjith, Vasanta Balan, CS Amuthan, Rima Kallingal, Neeraj Ghaywan, Tamizhachi Thangapandian MP, NS Madhavan, Rohini, SR Prabhu, TM Krishna, Shobasakthi were among many others who launched the trailer through their official social media handles. The movie, also written and produced by Leena Manimekalai under the banner of Karuvachy Films, will be released on Neestream on June 24th.
The movie with the tagline “Nobodies do not have Gods; they are Gods” is a coming of age story of an adolescent girl born in an ‘unseeable” caste group in the remote South region of Tamilnadu. Maadathy is an un’fairy’ tale as it speaks of Puthirai Vannars who are forced to wash the clothes of the Dalits, the deceased and the menstruating women who must hide from the rest of society because their sight alone is perceived as contamination. This film is a reflection on gender, caste, and identity, religious beliefs, and violence. The trailer is a slice of life on how a wronged woman of a slave caste becomes a goddess. It depicts what it is like being an unseeable woman, living the lowest among the lowest, as a victim to both patriarchy and caste system with a fresh female gaze.

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