‘Banished in a dilapidated village hut during her menstruation, ‘Nehemich’ is about a young girl’s attempt to elope with her lover. She belongs to an erstwhile village of nomads, who believe that the dead returns in the form of the most beloved one.’
During the pandemic the entire human race went through a devastatingly unique experience of being isolated from the rest of the world. What was unique and new to the entire world, for the village women in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra was a regular affair as they are banished to isolated huts during every cycle of their menstruation. That menstruation is still a taboo in India, this practice of isolating women during their periods bears testimony to that. This is the main theme that haunted me and I felt a calling to tell the story of such a girl trying to elope from the dingy hut where she has been kept during her period with her lover while the nation was under lockdown for the pandemic.