Exploring Queerness in Indian Cinema: Unheard Stories | FC PopCorn

FC PopCorn

Jun 6 2023 • 37 mins

In this episode, we explore the portrayal of queer identities in Indian cinema. The conversation examines films such as 'Aligarh' and its depiction of queerness through an older protagonist, contrasting with the usual narrative that centers around youth. The hosts share their nuanced opinions, raising important issues about the representation of queer characters and the storytelling techniques used. They also delve into the impact of societal gaze and the tension between the ideal and the actual in these narratives. Dive into this engaging dialogue about the evolution, triumphs, and shortcomings of queer cinema in India.

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