In 2010 the first Bollywood gay movie was introduced at the first Mumbai’s LGBT festival in April 2010 and then released on november 12 in the country theaters.
The film was directed by Sanjay Sharma and the full title was : Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyon which means I don’t know in both English shortform and in Hindi.
The main characters are played by Kapil Sharma and Yuvraaj Parashar.
Even if Dostana, a comedy released in 2008 featured a fake same sex relationship, this was the first Bollywood Indian movie to show two men kissing and making love shot. The released created a lot of noise and recriminations in the country. You can see and read more just after the video here below.
DUNNO Y … NA JAANE KYON (Full movie)
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THE CAST UNDER SIEGE!
Just before the country release of the movie DUNNO Y, the house of the actor Kapil Sharma was laid siege by protesters demanding a ban on the film. For few hours no one was allowed by the demonstrators to go out or in of the house compound. Police was able to protect Kapil and his family for few days until the situation calm down.
Yuvraaj Parasher, who is the love partner of Kapil Sharma in the movie was disowned by his actual family.
On another hand , some gay activists and the first of them, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil declared that they totally support the film and the look that it brings to same sex love.
Kapil who is the brother of Sanjay Sharma, the director, explains that to released the film, the Censor Board asked to cut half of the kissing and love making scenes. And as you can notice if you watch the movie, the rear nudity of the two men lovers, was almost totally excluded.
This shows that gay love is still a controversial subject in India, and the going back and forth on the legislation on same sex relationship by the Indian authorities is an additional sign that LGBT rights and acceptance in Indian is still a today fight.
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YOU CAN’T CURRY LOVE (Short gay movie)
This is a short movie with a gay theme involving an Indian immigrant in UK who is sent back to India for a business trip and where he find an Indian lover !
In this movie the conditions of homosexuality in India is not really addressed. This is just a bromance between two cute guys.