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These films are some of Hindi cinema’s best attempts to portray an LGBTQIA+ narrative.
The critically acclaimed shorts from Netflix’s ‘Ajeeb Dastan’ features Konkana Sen Sharma and Aditi Rao Hydari, and explores the themes of caste, sexuality and patriarchy.
Hansal Mehta’s 2015 autobiographical drama 'Aligarh' tells the story of a professor who gets suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. It is a story of companionship and loneliness.
Starring Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Suri, and Purab Kohli, the 2005 Hindi film explored the topics of homosexuality and AIDS in a sensitive and empathetic manner.
An unusual story in a mainstream setting, ‘Badhaai Do’ tells the story of a gay police inspector Shardul (Rajkummar Rao) and Sumi (Bhumi Pednekar), a lesbian and a physical education teacher, who settle for a marriage of compromise to appease their respective families.
Starring Mona Ambegaonkar, Ananth Mahadevan and Devansh Doshi in pivotal roles, the film is about a son coming out to his mother in a small town, but more about the mother coming out as a woman within a patriarchal society.
The Vaani Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer made a humble attempt to smash the transgender stereotype with a powerful narrative. It showcased the love story of a man and a transgender woman.
The Bollywood family entertainer depicts the story of a same-sex couple Kartik and Aman, who are struggling to convince their families to accept their relationship.
Arvind Swamy’s third Hindi film saw him in the role of a father who comes out to his teenage son during a road trip.
This Kalki Koechlin-starrer tells the story of a queer disabled women and her journey of self-discovery.