Friday, April 14, 2006

Brokeback Bharat: Queering Bolly/Hollywood

Alternative Law Forum (ALF) - a terrific space in Bangalore that focuses on queer activism among other things - has just released a video titled "Brokeback Bharat." Juxtaposing a series of clips from Hindi cinema - like Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor in the shower, Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor in a closet, Saif and SRK in Kal Ho Na Ho - the video asks us to consider joining the fight to "break the silence and join the campaign against Section 377, Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality." (via email from Parmesh)

If you're interested in in "
queering Bollywood," ALF has a terrific set of videos and articles here. Don't miss the Kal Ho Na Ho remix! image: from ALF's Queering Bollywood.


  • Aswin
    This is a really cool video and the Kal Ho Naa Ho re-mix was great too. I guess if you remove all the Preity Zinta fluff and string these key scenes together, it becomes a Shahrukh-Saif "love story"...interesting eye-opener..

    By Blogger Durga, at 4/17/2006 3:01 PM  

  • Durag - yep, I think most people mis-read Kal Ho Naa Ho as a family melodrama. It is better read as a queer film :)

    By Blogger Aswin, at 4/17/2006 8:42 PM  

  • :-)

    By Anonymous Prabhu, at 4/30/2006 5:22 PM  

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