Sakthi Pirakkudhu Story
Sakthi Pirakkudhua is a story of a village woman trying to define what success means to her in the context of an expanding world view, and of a family struggling to find their equation at the crossroads of what is and what could be.
Sundari is young mother of two in a small village outside Madurai. She has joined a women’s self help group and wants to use the microfinance loan she will get through it to start a business. Most people fail at their businesses and her husband is scornful of her ambitions - she has never been more than a housewife. As she struggles to find her feet in a trade, the village erupts into a flurry of politics with the coming of a woman from the city looking to start a garment factory in the area.
Sakthi Pirakkudhu was evolved out of numerous conversations with self help group women in the villages around Madurai and is intended to create a role model that inspires the rural poor to look to the larger world to raise their aspirations and take charge of their own progress.