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Funny Boy (2020)

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Explores Arjie's sexual awakening from a young boy to a teenager who falls in love with a male classmate, just as political tensions escalate between the Sinhalese and Tamils in the years leading up to the 1983 uprisings.

Director:

Deepa Mehta

Writers:

Deepa Mehta (co-writer), Shyam Selvadurai (co-writer)

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Credited cast:
Agam Darshi ... Radha
Ali Kazmi ... Appa
Nimmi Harasgama ... Amma
Seema Biswas ... Ammachi
Shivantha Wijesinha ... Jegan
Rehan Mudannayake ... Shehan
Ruvin De Silva ... Anil
Brandon Ingram Brandon Ingram ... Older Arjie
Arush Nand ... Young Arjie
Peter Cockett Peter Cockett ... TV Announcer
David Hamilton David Hamilton ... Male Club Member
Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke ... English Teacher
Amar Fernando Amar Fernando ... Male Cousin 1
Pahandi Nethara Pahandi Nethara ... Girl Cousin 3
Melanie Samsudeen Melanie Samsudeen ... Rajan's Mother

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Sri Lanka of the 70's and 80's. The elegant world of upper class Tamils, a minority group in a largely majority Sinhalese country. At 8, Arjie loves dressing up like a bride and acting out a bridal procession with his girl cousins. When he is discovered by the adults, he wonders why he's being called "funny", a word whose meaning he can't understand, though he knows it's a 'bad' thing. Arjie is taken up by his magnetic aunt Radha, who has just returned from Canada. Radha sees that Arjie is gay and is determined to protect him and build his self-worth. But her life gets complicated when she falls in love with Anil, a charismatic Sinhalese man. Their relationship crosses ethnic boundaries in a world that simmers with tensions between the Sinhalese and Tamils. Radha must choose between her family and her lover. Arjie, witnessing his aunt's journey, learns some bitter lessons about what is possible and not in the world. We flash forward to Arjie at 17, at a new school. There, Arjie falls ...

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Drama

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Mehta's best after trilogy series
28 December 2020 | by alizehkSee all my reviews

The movie is one of the few gems of 2020. The acting especially of Arjie and his parents was both subtle and left an impression. I understand this movies casting and language have had issues but as a movie it is wonderful.


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Canada | USA

Language:

Tamil | English | Sinhalese

Release Date:

10 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Colombo, Sri Lanka See more »

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Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color (4K)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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