An aging actress comes to terms with her hijra child. (Hijras are a traditional third gender in India. They have been termed eunuchs or hermaphrodites.)
A Deepa Mehta film about two sisters-in-law, both unhappily married, who fall in love with each other. |
Tani Tatuwen Piyabanna (Flying with One Wing) is the tale of a FTM mechanic married to a woman. Manju has to deal with the advances of a gay colleague who is convinced he is a biological male. On a more sinister note, the mechanic has to fend off the attentions of a chauvinistic, unethical doctor who is fascinated by the mechanic's gender-crossing.
|The award-winning Gulabi Aaina (The Pink Mirror) tells the story of a Bollywood drag queen.|
A documentary about Manju, a businesswoman who owns a trucking business. As a truck driver, Manju has chosen to dress and live as a man.
A documentary about Aida Banaji, Bombay's famous TG.
A Hindi film about gay HIV+ schoolboy who finds support in his sister's unconditional love.
|Sancharram (The Journey) is a Malayali film about the doomed love affair between two childhood friends. The plot was inspired by the true life tragedy of two female students in India.|
Shabnam Mousi (or Shabnam Mausi) is Hindi film based on the real life story of a eunuch who won the Legislative Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh.
This listing is not intended to be exhaustive.
Larzish (an Urdu word meaning 'tremors of a revolution') was the name given to the film festival first held in Bombay, India in 2003.
QFilmistan, first held in 2001 in San Francisco, was billed as the first South Asian LGBT film festival in North America.
Nigaah is an Urdu word meaning 'perspective. Nigaah - a festival of south asian queer film - was presented by the South Asian Progressive Action Collective (SAPAC( in Chicago in 2005.
Nigaah home page
This listing is not intended to be exhaustive. Feel free to send more links.