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These Bollywood films depicted homosexuality
This Hansal Mehta film was released recently. The film is about a homosexual professor who teaches Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. After a sting operation finds him in an intimate position with a rickshaw puller, he is fired from the designation of a Reader & Modern Indian languages. The film indeed disturbs, and that justifies its intention.
'The Pink Mirror'
'The Pink Mirror', directed by Sridhar Rangayan, is probably the first film to talk about the transsexuals in India. It revolves around a teenage homosexual boy and two other transsexuals who try to impress a man. The film was banned in India as CBFC called it 'vulgar and offensive'. However, the film bagged several awards.
'Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon'
It is a bilingual film which was directed by Sanjay Sharma. The film shows the first open kiss between two homosexual men. It has travelled to many acclaimed festivals across the world and was also premièred at Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.
'Fire' was written and directed by Deepa Mehta. It starred Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. 'Fire' is one of the very few films which showed homosexuality so aptly. In the film, two sisters-in-law, both deprived of love, completeness, self-identity and their husbands' attention, come closer to each other. It is dark, but it is beautiful too. The film is the first one of Mehta's 'Elements Trilogy'.
'My Brother Nikhil'
'My Brother Nikhil' is directed by Onir. It is about a sportsman from Goa who is gay. He is thrown away from his house and is also isolated by the society after his orientation is discovered. The only people he has by his side, are his boyfriend and his sister. The broken isolated man loses out the battle to HIV and dies.
Karan Johar's short film from 'Bombay Talkies' titled 'Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh' dealt with a love story of two male characters played by Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem. Some very poignant scenes made the plot even more hard hitting - like the one where Saleem cajoles Hooda to step out of his house and says "come out". The film had been given a very mature treatment by the makers and the actors alike.
Rahul Bose played a gay character in Onir's 'I AM'. In the film, his character's sexual orientation forces him to live a double life.
Actresses Eesha Koppikar and Amrita Arora took everyone by surprise with their film 'Girlfriend'. They played lesbian lovers. Isha Koppikar played an obsessive, sexually abused and murderous lesbian character who attempts to prevent her female childhood friend played by Amrita Arora, from pursuing a relationship with a man.