Homosexuality is Confronted with Silence In India, But that’s What One Filmmaker Wants

India’s first LGBT silent film by Faraz Arif Ansari. Faraz says, “The government have literally pulled the tongues out of our mouth. That’s why it’s a silent film. It’s about two people who want to be together, but they can’t be because of your stupid laws.”

Homosexuality is still considered taboo in the South Asian country, but recently the attitudes of the people have been changing, and this is being reflected in film. “…thanks to Fawad Khan stepping up to play a gay role in the movie ‘Kapoor and Sons’, John-Abhishek playing the gay duo in the film ‘Dostana,” it appears that Bollywood is seeing a seismic cultural shift.

The movie features two men looking for love in the underground world of cruising In Mumbai. The film is silent but speaks volumes about a world no one talks about. Faraz says the idea for the silent film comes from taking the train. “There are so many silent, conversational bonds which exist in the train, and they just break off when people leave. It was then that the idea of creating a story about two men on the train came to me. Sisak was born of all these observations,”

You can watch the trailer for the highly anticipated film through Sonam Kapoors (@sonamkapoor) twitter. [TU18]

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