The month of June is very special for the gay community. People in the LGBT community celebrate this month as Pride Month. Marches are held in many cities around the world. Through this, the people of the community celebrate their freedom and legal rights. 53 years from now, in 1969, as they marched through the streets of New York, the people of this community filed a lawsuit on their behalf. But at that time the police caught people and beat them up a lot. But the protest against homosexuals continued until a law was passed in their favor. In India it was also considered a crime until 2018. But the Supreme Court struck down article 377 and removed it from the crime category. The court had said: “Whatever it is, it must be accepted as it is. Homosexual people have the right to live with dignity.
The Indian film industry has always expressed its social concerns over time. When people avoided talking about homosexuality. It was considered a crime in society. People were afraid to talk about it. Even at that time, many movies featured stories based on homosexual relationships. Those films were also opposed, but the film industry never backed down. She has always been with him in this fight for gay rights. She kept raising awareness through movies. However, there has been a lot of fuss over such films. Remember Deepa Mehta’s movie ‘Fire’, which was released in the year 1996. Actress Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das play the role of a lesbian couple in this movie based on gay relationships. There was an uproar across the country regarding this movie. In view of this, the film was banned in India.
If you want to understand the problem of homosexuals, definitely watch these 5 movies…
1. Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
What is special: This movie is based on transgender issues. We also know such people by the name of Kinnar or Hijra. Your gender does not match the gender decided at birth. Despite being a man, she is like a woman. Over time her position has changed. We are changing from a transgender man to a woman by changing sex. In this way, their sex is changing, but to understand how society’s attitude towards them is, you have to watch this movie.
The film ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, made under the banner of Bhushan Kumar, Pragya Kapoor and Abhishek Nayar’s production company, was based on a sensitive subject like ‘sex change’. It had Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor in the lead roles. Artists like Gaurav Sharma, Gautam Sharma, Kanwaljit Singh, Anjan Srivastava and Abhishek Bajaj also play important roles. The film tackles a bold and taboo subject in a very sensitive way, with a rich mix of emotions. Written by Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen and Tushar Paranjpe, the story is progressive, fresh and the need of the moment as it conveys an important message. Usually in Hindi movies we have seen a boy and a girl meet. There is romance between the two. Suddenly they both leave. In the end, the two meet. But after the romance in this film, a big question arises. Because the hero finds out that the hero is a trans girl. She has gone from a boy to a girl by changing sex. In such a situation, the ground slides under the hero’s feet. But whatever happens next is true love.
2. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
What is special: Previously, homosexuality was viewed from the perspective of crime and sin throughout the world. But over time the attitude of the people changed. In many countries, gay or lesbian is seen as a normal person. This movie tries to show that being gay is not a disease of any kind. The family and society will have to change their attitude about it. Every person has the right to live his life according to his happiness.
Romantic comedy film ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ made under the banner of Aanand L Rai, Bhushan Kumar and Himanshu Sharma’s production company was released in the year 2020. Serious themes have been shown in this film directed by Hitesh Kevalya like sexuality in a comic style. It stars actors like Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Manu Rishi Chadha, Sunita, Maanvi, and Pankhuri in major roles. The story of this film, based on the mutual love of two boys and the struggle and pain between their families, can only be understood by those who walk this path or at least have seen someone pass by. In this, two children are homosexual. they are in a relationship with each other. But when their families learn their truth, they face hate and blackmail. They are forced to marry separately. But in the end his love wins and the family loses. The film attacks the taboo in which homosexual relations are seen as a disease.
What is special: Through the movie ‘Aligarh’ it has been said that we must respect everyone’s privacy. Anyone has the right to know who is doing what in his personal life, only if he wants to say so. In this age of social media, everyone’s privacy is at risk.
Director Hansal Mehta’s film ‘Aligarh’ is mainly about raising the question of whether we should allow ourselves to spy on someone’s loneliness. In this era, there are cameras in every hand, so privacy is violated every time. Even if someone tries to hide something, people start looking at him with suspicious eyes. The film advocates personal privacy, which is based on a true event. The film was released in the year 2016, in which Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkumar Rao and Ashish Vidyarthi have the lead roles. The story of the film revolves around a gay professor at Aligarh Muslim University. A video of her having sex with a rickshaw driver goes viral. After this the teacher is suspended. Along the way, people make fun of him. The situation reaches such a point that the professor even decides to commit suicide. The movie ends with the question of the professor’s suicide or murder appearing in your mind.
4. Badhai Do
What is special: The suffocating life of people in the LGBTQ community has been presented in this film with great sensitivity. It has been said that despite the abolition of Section 377 by the Supreme Court, society’s attitude towards same-sex relationships has not changed so far. Even today, he is looked down upon in society.
The film Badhaai Do, made under the banner of Junglee Pictures, is directed by Harshvardhan Kulkarni. The film stars Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chadha, Nitish Pandey, and Gulshan Devaiah in major roles. The story of the film is written by Suman Adhikari, Akshat Ghildiyal and Harshvardhan Kulkarni. Like the previous film ‘Badhaai Ho’ from the same franchise, this film is made about a taboo subject in the social and family fabric. In the film, actors like Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar, by articulating gay and lesbian characters, not only talk about their challenges and difficulties, but also try to give a new perspective to the individuals and families of this community. The film tackles such a sensitive and urgent topic, where the story and the characters do not stereotype the gay community, but try to change the stereotypes and the underrepresented mentality towards them. In this, Rajkumar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar have given the best performance of their career. The film has the feminine to be understood to make a Gambhir laugh.
5. When I saw a girl I felt like
What is special: This film shows how the family and society are affected and treated by a gay couple. Sometimes, even if the family wants to support, they back down due to the fear of society. This happens when it is not legally considered a crime.
Directed by Shaily Chopra Dhar, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is based on such a theme, which turns out to be an important film not only for the LGBT community but for the whole society. The emotional aspect of gay relationships is firmly woven into the film, but his sexual orientation is not discussed. In the film, writer-director Sahil Mirza (Rajkumar Rao) falls in love with a Punjabi girl, Sweety (Sonam Kapoor). To win her love, Sahil first impresses Sweety’s mother, Chhatro (Juhi Chawla). Through him the town reaches Moga. There Sweety lives with her father Balbir Chaudhary (Anil Kapoor), her mother Chhatro, BG (Madhumalati Kapoor), Veerji (Abhishek Duhan). One day, seeing the opportunity, Sahil expresses his love to Sweety, but Sweety tells her that she doesn’t love any boy but her friend Kuhu. They are both about to get married. What happens to a homosexual relationship in a Punjabi family has been shown in the film. If society is against it, then the family also goes backwards.