It is quite a momentous Mumbai Pride 2019. This is the first major event for the LGBTQIA community after the abolition of Section 377. The event is happening at the August Kranti Maidan and will be attended by close to 15,000 people. A number of important issues will be discussed. Incidentally, it coincides with the release of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. The film featuring Sonam Kapoor is the story of a shy small-town girl who is in love with someone from the same sex. The film deals with how she breaks the news to her loving but conservative family. Critics have unanimously loved the film. On the occasion of Mumbai Pride 2019, here are five films on alternate sexuality that you need to watch...
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
The film is about the shy but gentle Sweety (Sonam Kapoor) who belongs to the richest family of Moga, Punjab. After living in isolation and self-loathing for years, she finds someone like her to love and cherish. However, it is a dark secret that must remain untold till she finds an ally in a smitten lover turned BFF. How her father accepts her is what forms the story. Laced with humour, warmth and comedy it is a film that you can see with your family.
Angry Indian Goddesses
A woman (Sarah Jane Dias) introduces her lesbian partner (Tannishtha Chatterjee) to her friends. While some of them are accepting of this, some are sceptical. The story speaks volumes about coming to terms with acceptance of your friends with a different sexual orientation than yours. Moral policing on a pair of lesbian brides becomes more important for the police than looking into a case of rape and murder of a woman during the course of the film.
Margarita with A Straw
A coming-of-age story of a bisexual girl with cerebral palsy (Kalki Koechlin) tells us the importance of being accepted by the family for being who you are. A dying mother comes to terms with her daughter s sexuality, and is a beacon of hope that change will arrive, maybe late, but for sure.
The film is the story of two women (Nandita Das and Shabana Azmi) falling in love with each other. The controversial film sheds light on homosexuality being more than being about a mere sexual act with the same sex but an act of finding solace and love with the one that the heart desires. The flak faced by the film, back in the days, tells us how little we were tolerant of the subject.
My Brother Nikhil
The film poignantly portrays the stigma around homosexuality. The pain of the LGBT community being ostracised thanks to their preferences and the need to let go of the law written in the Victorian era comes alive on the screen. A gay couple (Sanjay Suri, Purab Kohli) faces the flak of their family, friends, and the law over their natural preference.
Kapoor and Sons
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Now this movie changed how Bollywood saw LGBT characters. This was the first time that a mainstream Bollywood actor, of such a popular stature, played a gay man on screen, with so much grace. There was no stereotyping of mannerisms. There were no gay jokes cracked. His sexuality is so gracefully explained in the film, without making any hue and cry about it. Certainly how things should be in Bollywood movies.