Posts Tagged ‘Sisak’

A New Generation of Desi Filmmakers Puts Gay Characters Front and Center

A New Generation of Desi Filmmakers Puts Gay Characters Front and Center

All of us desi queers binge watching Made in Heaven are witnessing a not-so-quiet  revolution on the digital screen. While Bollywood plays catch up on the silver screen with the recent release of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, internet-driven platforms have been offering wider and fuller representation of LGBTQ Indian characters for the past couple years. Made in Heaven, the steamy web series directed by Zoya Akhtar that premiered on Amazon in March, chronicles

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SISAK’s New York Debut at NYIFF on May 2nd

SISAK’s New York Debut at NYIFF on May 2nd

Sisak, which we talked about here, will finally have its New York debut at the at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) on May 2nd at 9:15 PM.  Sisak, which is billed as India’s first Silent LGBTQ love story had its world premier on April 4 in Boston is the Official Selection at Thessaloniki International L.G.B.T.Q Film Festival and Playa Pride! in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. And for anyone in Pennsylvania this weekend,

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Sisak—India’s First Silent Gay Short Film Debuts at Boston’s Wicked Queer Fest

Sisak—India’s First Silent Gay Short Film Debuts at Boston’s Wicked Queer Fest

Sisak—India’s first silent LGBT short film will debut at Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival in April. Written & Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari, Sisak follows the story of two men in Mumbai whose eyes meet on their regular train commute.  Burdened with the larger social (and legal) scorn the two are unable to say anything to each other as their love grows in silence. The chemistry between lead actors Jitin Gulati and

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