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List Of Bollywood Movies That Are Based On The Subject Of Homosexuality

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List Of Bollywood Movies That Are Based On The Subject Of Homosexuality

It was a joyous moment for the members of the LGBT community in India as the Supreme Court in a historic judgement decriminalised Section 377.

Here is a list of some Bollywood films which spoke about the subject of homosexuality openly:

FIRE – 1996

The characters of Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das who played sisters in law get into a relationship in the film.

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DOSTANA – 2008

In the film, the characters of John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan pretend to be gay in order to rent a house.

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ALIGARH – 2015

The much-acclaimed film depicted the true story of Ramchandra Siras, a professor of Marathi and the head of the Classical Modern Indian Languages Faculty at the famed Aligarh Muslim University. He gets suspended on grounds of morality. Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao essayed key roles in the film.

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BOMBAY TALKIES – 2013

In this 2013 film, the film titled BOMBAY TALKIES depicts the attraction between the characters of Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem.

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MARGARITA WITH A STRAW – 2014

The film depicted the coming-of- the-age of the character of a girl suffering from cerebral palsy. The role is essayed by Kalki Koechlin and depicted her complex relationship with a blind girl essayed by Sayani Gupta.

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I AM – 2010

This film had two sub-plots Abhimanyu and Omar which centred around the topic of homosexuality. Sanjay Suri, Rahul Bose and Arjun Mathur essayed pivotal characters in the sub-plots.

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GIRLFRIEND – 2004

The film focused on the character of Isha Koppikar‘s obsessive relationship with the character of Amrita Arora.

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KAPOOR AND SONS – 2016

In this drama film, the character of Fawad Khan is depicted as gay.

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ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSESS – 2015

The film depicted the characters of Sarah Jane Dias and Tannishtha Chatterjee in a relationship.

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DEDH ISHQIYA – 2014

The film subtly displays a relationship between Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi.

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MY BROTHER NIKHIL – 2014

One of the most sensitive and well-handled films which centred around the topic. The film depicted the life of the protagonist, Nikhil, from 1987 to 1994, when AIDS awareness in India was considerably low. Sanjay Suri and Juhi Chawla essayed key roles in the film.

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Well, at the time these movies were not much recognized. But later, people started accepting this and things changed from hereon.

Would you like to add any movie to the list?

Published by Minal Gupta on 10 Sep 2018

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