MUMBAI: The LGBT community was, until recently, one of the most marginalised communities. Most countries have legalised gay and lesbian marriages. Many LGBT movies helped society break age-old stereotypes. Have a look at top-rated Hindi LGBT films.
1. Margarita With A Straw
Laila is a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy. She is a student and an aspiring writer who falls in love with fiery young activist Khanum. Thus, she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery that hinders the relationships between her family and friends.
It is based on the real-life incident of a gay professor who was terminated from his job because of his sexuality. The plot revolves around Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who was sacked from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages, on charges of homosexuality.
3. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
It is a Bollywood drama, helmed by Hitesh Kewalya. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a sequel to 2017 Bollywood comedy-drama Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. It focuses on homosexuality.
4. Bombay Talkies consists of four short films, directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Karan Johar. The film marked the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema and the beginning of a new era of modern cinema.
Sita and Radha are young Indian women whose husbands choose celibacy or mistresses over their wives. This leads them to form an intimate, passionate relationship amidst a close-minded society.
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Credits: Filmi Beat