After their debut with the romantic thriller “The Blind Date”, T-Factory Entertainment is at it again with “Avalum Naanum” (Her & I), a short film that talks about the stigma of depression in the South Asian community.
Everyone has ups and downs, but even that statement is not widely accepted in our community. When I was diagnosed with depression at the age of 14 and I came and told my parents, their response was that the doctor was an idiot and didn’t know what he was talking about. Of course I believed my parents and never bothered talking about it again, nor did I even try and explore it further.
They scratch, they cut, they burn, pop pills and they tell you it’s an accident – you believe them. Depression is an illness, not a mere emotion. You can be surrounded by several people, have a perfect life and still be depressed. Sad, upset, hurt – these are all emotions. Depression is more than this; it is a relentless state that consumes you.