Bollywood’s approach in portraying an LGBTQ character has been a bit different than the rest. A jolly, supporting character with slight unnatural behaviors. However, in recent years, this style is changing and trying to put a positive thought forward.
Below are some of Bollywood’s LGBTQ films that have the right representation of ideas and implications.
The plot centers around Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who teaches Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. It has its base in Uttar Pradesh and portrays the true events. On suspicions of homosexuality, he gets fired from his post as Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages. A TV station stages a sting operation in which he gets photographed in an embrace with a rickshaw driver at his residence on campus.
2. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
In Order to find a happy ending to their love life, Aman and Kartik take the toughest road of their life. While Aman’s family tries to dissuade him from marrying Kartik, Kartik refuses to back down till he marries Aman. To make the journey more challenging, Aman’s family decides to get him married to a girl. The film follows the couple daring to the world in order to get their unconventional love prevailed.
3. Kapoor & Sons
Arjun and Rahul, brothers, return home to see their dying grandfather in their dysfunctional family. Where Rahul is mature and a successful writer, Arjun is struggling to publish his book. Like any two siblings, both have love, jealousy, and rivalry amongst each other. Meanwhile, dealing with all typical Indian family issues and situations one can face, emotions get heightened amid a slew of continuing family issues when a girl causes a breach between the two.
Radha’s life takes an intriguing turn when her gorgeous young sister-in-law attempts to free herself from the restrictions of her own loveless marriage in a sterile, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment via celibacy.
5. Margarita With A Straw
Laila is a defiant young woman who has cerebral palsy. She leaves India to study in New York in order to have a better understanding of herself. She falls in love with a girl out of nowhere and goes on an exciting voyage of self-discovery.