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Chitrangada (2012)

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Chitraganda: The Crowning Wish, is a lusciously lit and deeply personal drama about a choreographer considering a gender-reassignment surgery. The film also explores insights into how gender expression can affect families.

If you appreciate beautiful cinematography and don't care all that much about the screenplay or dialogue, you might like this movie. It's one of the last movies of director Ritu****o Ghosh and he's also plays the main protagonist, Rudra, present in nearly every frame. One of the obvious problems with the film is that it's hard to relate to Rudra, who is an unpleasant tragedy queen, though we are told people think of him as vivacious. As a transgender person he imperiously rides roughshod over the other characters in the film, in a truly cringe-worthy way. He is, by turns, bitter, angry and whiny and quite a pain to watch for 140 minutes. One assumes Ritu****o wanted viewers to empathize with the transgender cause, but it works in reverse. The dialogue is half in Bengali and half in English, which is rather jarring. On the good side, the film is visually very appealing, especially the scenes shot on the beach and the dance-drama being rehearsed on stage.
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68 Pages (2007)

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Coming from a country like India that is still in denial, where being HIV+ is still a curse, '68 Pages' rips open the underbelly of its society to reveal how it stigmatizes and shuns those who are HIV+ or even those who just want to be what they are. Through 68 Pages of a counselors diary, we see the stories of Paayal, a *** worker; Ni****, an ID user; Kiran, a gay man and Umrao, a trans***ual bar dancer - their stories of pain and fear, humiliation and rejection - not only by the society, but even by their loved ones. While these stories expose the shallowness of the system, it also offers hope and healing by trying to bring about a better understanding of their fight to live with dignity. The film is a tribute to the human spirit of optimism and survival.
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Lust Stories (2018)

Manisha Koirala, Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, and Kiara Advani in Lust Stories (2018)

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Four short films by four of India's biggest directors exploring love, *** and relationships in modern India.
  • Rapper Baadshah was offered role of Vicky Kaushal.
  • The directors are exact same ones from Bombay Talkies (2013).
  • Turning point for Kiara Advani.
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Aarekti Premer Golpo (2010)

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The movie is about a Delhi base trans gender documentary filmmaker Abhiroop Sen and his bi***ual lover cinematographer. They wanted to make a documentary on the life of famous "Jatra" actor "Chapal Bhaduri" But doing so Sen recognized that his life resemble Chapal's life. The movie revolves around the trauma, the pressure,the setbacks, heartache and several situations faced by trans gender.
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The Journey (2004)

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It was on an auspicious day--the day of Kiran's arrival from Delhi, and the wedding day of Delilah's eldest brother--that the two girls first meet as children; and though they couldn't be more different, they become fast friends. Delilah (Shrruiti Menon) blossoms into a fiery irreverent beauty with the unconditional love of her grandmother, and despite the controlling eye of her hard-working widowed mother. Kiran (Suhasini V. Nair), as the only child of an intellectual father and aristocratic mother, matures into an introspective young woman. Theirs is an idyllic life of family and community, and most of all an enduring friendship. But when Kiran comes to terms with the fact that her physical attraction to Delilah is something she can no longer suppress, her once idyllic and familiar world is shattered. Mortified by her desire for Delilah, and acknowledging that she herself can never realize the object of her affection, Kiran agrees to help a mutual friend, Rajan, pursue Delilah. ...



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I saw this film as Part of London Gay And lesbian Film Festival. I had very few expectations, but was pleasantly surprised and very pleased by the unpretentious story telling.The atmosphere of rural kerala was captured in its beauty without any attempt to overstate it.The actors also played their parts with restraint.The characters were not developed fully and this means we do not get the complexity of their motivation and depth of their lives.The characters appear as one dimensional and only one actor,KPAC Lalitha( as Deliah's Mother)desperately tries to put some flesh into the character.

But then this approach (or it limitation?) gives the film a simplicity and directness which you would not get from a complex approach.

The ending was poor. Like the previous commentator, I believe it should have ended with the ****erfly flying away. Unfortunately it ends with the kakkathi's ( fortune teller) irritating laughter.In fact The Kakkathi was the only person who was miscast.And to end the film with her shot was a poor choice.

I do not know anything about the director, but would like to congratulate her on delivering an unpretentious first film which was beautiful.It really should have come in the main stream rather than the current lesbian label.
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