LGBTQIA+ Stories in Indian Movie and Televisionby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 weeks ago
IMDb celebrates love in all the colours of the rainbow, showcasing some LGBTQIA+ stories and narratives in Indian movie and TV that break the mold.
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2. Sheer Qorma (2020)
30 min | Short, Drama
Sheer Qorma is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family told through courageous, queer women choose to embrace love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities.
3. Super Deluxe (2019)
Not Rated | 176 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An unfaithful newly-wed wife, an estranged father, a priest and an angry son suddenly find themselves in the most unexpected predicaments, each poised to experience their destiny, all on one fateful day.
4. The Elder One (2019)
Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A transgender child from Lakshadweep sets off to Mumbai in pursuit of Akbar, an elder brother who left the island due to his sexual orientation.
5. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)
120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The film tells the story of Sweety Chaudhary, a closeted lesbian, and her attempts to come out to her conservative and traditional family.
Votes: 3,936 | Gross: $1.18M
6. Evening Shadows (2018)
102 min | Drama
Under the 'Evening Shadows', truth often plays hide and seek. Set in South India and Mumbai, 'Evening Shadows' is a tender heartwarming story about a mother-son bond that has to withstand the ravages of time, distance and truths.
8. Margarita with a Straw (2014)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.
9. My Son is Gay (2019)
106 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Lakshmi discovers her son Varun is gay, the fact she could never accept, changes her whole life upside down. While Varun goes out and finds his love Karthik, his life isn't as happy as in the past. There comes a day, Lakshmi decides to find her lost son, will they ever meet again? My Son is Gay, showcases the dark reality of acceptance prevailing in our society.
10. Aligarh (2015)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama
A gay, linguistic professor living in a small orthodox city must deal with the aftermath of a sting operation that puts his sexual orientation in front of the entire nation.
11. The Journey (2004)
107 min | Drama, Romance
In Sancharram ("The Journey"), Kiran is mortified by her growing lesbian desire for the effervescent Delilah, in an idyllic Indian village where arranged marriage is the only acceptable form of coupling.
12. Chitrangada (2012)
135 min | Drama
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.
13. Just Another Love Story (2010)
128 min | Drama
The movie is about a Delhi base trans gender documentary filmmaker Abhiroop Sen and his bisexual lover cinematographer. They wanted to make a documentary on the life of famous "Jatra" actor... See full summary »
15. Kapoor & Sons (2016)
Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A story revolving around a dysfunctional family of 2 brothers who visit their family and discover that their parents marriage is on the verge of collapse,the family is undergoing a financial crunch and much more as the drama unfolds.
Votes: 24,010 | Gross: $2.61M
18. Bioscope (2015)
120 min | Drama
Synopsis : Bioscope is an interesting projects where four different directors have teamed up to make a single film. The film has four independent stories woven around four poems and stories... See full summary »
19. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020)
Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Romance
The road to achieving a happy ending is a little too rough for two guys Kartik and Aman. While Aman's family tries hard to battle his love for Kartik, Kartik isn't prepared to step back until he marries Aman.
20. 68 Pages (2007)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
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 ... See full summary »
21. Bombay Talkies (2013)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama
One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.
22. Ajeeb Daastaans (2021)
TV-MA | 142 min | Drama, Romance
Four shorts explore the surprising ways in which unexpected catalysts inflame the uncomfortable emotions simmering under fractured relationships.
24. Naanu Avanalla... Avalu (2015)
115 min | Drama
Young Maadesha has always felt like a woman from inside. While his small town parents dream of him being the 'man of the house', Maadesha instead follows his heart and becomes a woman, ... See full summary »
25. Made in Heaven (2019– )
Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance
It is the story of two wedding planners in Delhi, where tradition jostles with modern aspirations against the backdrop of big fat Indian weddings revealing many secrets and lies.