These Are The Bollywood Movies That Are Based On LGBTQ Relationships

These Are The Bollywood Movies That Are Based On LGBTQ Relationships

Bollywood Movies Based On LGBTQ Relationshipsvia

5. Fire

Fire Shabana Azmi

The picture Fire, which was released in 1996, was the subject of numerous disputes. The film starred Namita Das and Shabana Azmi and told the story of two ladies who fell in love. People objected to the film’s promotion of homosexual relationships following its premiere, but 20 years later, audiences and filmmakers alike have grown to appreciate this theme. Let’s take a look at how the popularity of such films has grown.


6. I Am

I Am

Onir’s film ‘I Am’ was released in India in 2010. ‘Omar,’ ‘Afia,’ ‘Abhimanyu,’ and ‘Megha’ are the four short films that make up the collection. Each film has a common subject of fear, and they are all based on true events. ‘Omar,’ one of the four films, demonstrated a misapplication of LGBT rights. The film tells the narrative of a police officer who threatens two young boys, Omar and Jai, under Section 377 of the Criminal Code (which was decriminalized in 2019 by SC). Onir collected real-life stories and research data online, which he used to create the film. While the picture received positive reviews from critics, it received a lukewarm response from the general public.


7. Bombay Talkies

Bombay Talkies

‘Bombay Talkies,’ a 2013 anthology film, featured four directors directing four short films. The film starring Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, and Saqib Saleem, directed by Karan Johar, was possibly the most daring of its time. A narrative about a busy couple in Bombay, one of whom is a closet gay, the film explored how metropolitan relationships have evolved through time and ended with its starring males having a passionate kiss. The film, directed by Karan Johar, was praised for its innovative approach to modern relationships.


8. Aligarh


Hansal Mehta’s film ‘Aligarh’ (2016) eloquently depicted the hard reality of our culture, in which a person is not permitted to choose his own partner. Based on the true story, ‘Aligarh’ told a story of a professor named Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who was the subject of a sting operation to ascertain his sexual orientation. Silas, who has been shunned by his college and society, is eventually persuaded by a journalist to sue his university. The film received plaudits for its accurate portrayal, and the main hero Manoj Bajpaiee gave a riveting and sympathetic performance, but it failed to make an impact at the box office.


9. Ek Ladki ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Sweety Choudhary, played by Sonam Kapoor, is the protagonist of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, which was released in 2019. She loves a girl, but she accepts to marry a boy because she is afraid of society and her father. Sweety eventually decides to go to war with her family for her love.

Praneet Samaiya
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