ndia is a land of Subaltern deities. Each deity has a unique legend and these legends are often interwoven with socio-historic tropes of India.
Puthirai vannaar is an 'unseeable' Dalit caste group, in southern India.Their forced-occupation is to wash clothes of other Dalits, the dead and the menstruating women. This film is a tale about a young girl who grew up in Puthirai vannaar caste group and how she came to be immortalised as their local deity, Maadathy.
Watch the trailer on YouTube and RSVP below for Maadathy's first ever in-person screening!