34 Hindi Gay & LGBTQ Movies and TV Series

Love is beyond the boundaries of the physical world, it is beyond Religion, Race or Gender. India has embraced homosexuality in ancient times, the history was requoted when the Delhi High Court decriminalized Section 377. Here is a list of movies on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Community portraying agonizing yet courageous tales of people who fought with the modern Indian society and their taboos, imparting significant knowledge about the myths and facts of Homosexuality.

Loev

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The friendship between two friends changes completely while they are on a trip together which leads one of them to explore his sexuality. The two struggle to understand their relationship while the former is already dating someone. The movie portrays the transformation from friendship to love and the social fear of coming out of the closet.

Margarita with a Straw

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Laila, a teenager with cerebral palsy, is left heartbroken after a boy she had a crush on rejects her. She lands a scholarship for a semester at New York University. There, she develops feelings for Jared, assigned to help her in her creative writing, while also being attracted to Khanum who is a blind girl and an activist. Laila tries to understand her sexual orientation while her mother who is orthodox, remains her best friend all the while.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

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Sweety struggles to come out of the closet while her homophobic father forces her to marry an eligible man. She, however, decides to fight for her happiness which is in marrying her lady love.

Fire

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Sita and Radha, who are sisters-in-law, are unhappy with their marriage to the brothers of the house. Jatin shows no interest in Sita after their marriage. Radha’s husband is unhappy that she cannot have children and follows the orders of a Hindu priest. The two women find solace in each other and experience the love they have been deprived of.

Bomgay

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Bomgay is an Indian anthology vignette based on gay poetry by R. Raj. Rao. It is about the concealed gay community and its complex existence in liberalized India portraying the gradual rise of the homosexuals.

Gulabi Aaina

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The movie is about two drag queens, Shabbo and Bibbo. they share a volatile relationship which is challenged when both try to win over a guy. The situation becomes all the way more comical when another transgender character becomes their contender for the guy’s attention.

My Brother… Nikhil

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Tackling this issue and spreading awareness, this movie is based in Goa during the time period 1986 to 1994 when a law was passed in Goa – the Goa Public Health Act, according to which people diagnosed with HIV had to stay isolated from the rest. Nikhil Kapoor, a state all-around swimming champion is thrown out of his house and team after he is diagnosed with the same. His sister Anamika and his boyfriend Nigel stand by him and try to change the way people treat him.

Aligarh

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A well-known professor is expelled from his job when a local TV station forcibly enters his house and catch him having consensual sex with another man, things take an ugly turn when he challenges this expulsion in the court with the help of a reporter who sympathises with him.

Memories in March

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A grieving mother goes to Kolkata to collect his son’s belongings after his death in a fatal accident, there she finds about his son’s concealed secret and another life she was completely unaware of. She is transfixed into stupefaction as she discovers his son’s sexuality.

Mango Souffle

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Gay fashion designer Kamlesh calls his friends over for dinner to make a special personal announcement about his personal life but things take another turn when his sister joins with her fiance who has his own secrets.

Kapoor & Sons

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Two estranged brothers, Rahul and Arjun, return to their childhood home after their grandfather’s health declines. Arjun meets Tia at a party and slowly falls in love with her but he feels that his brother might have some feelings for Tia. Arjun and Rahul soon discover about problems in their parent’s relationship. Their trip back home turns more dramatic after other dark secrets are revealed.

Romil and Jugal

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Romil & Jugal, a story of two men who fall in love. The storyline follows a north & a south Indian guy who fall in love and their struggle with society and family. Due to the unusual scenario, the couple faces several discomforts as they convince their families to accept their love. They go through various turbulences and backlashes but eventually get a nod for their relationship.

377 AbNormal

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This Zee5 Original film is about the landmark decision of decriminalising homosexuality by the Supreme court of India. Section 377 still remains the talk of the town. ‘377 Ab Normal’ sheds light on the five petitions who challenged section 377. The plot revolves around the struggles faced by the LGBT community in India and the difficulties that that arose in the process of challenging section 377.

Bombay Boys

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I Am

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Angry Indian Goddesses

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Made In Heaven

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Maaya 2

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Sisak

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Still About Section 377

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This Zee5 Original film is about the landmark decision of decriminalising homosexuality by the Supreme court of India. Section 377 still remains the talk of the town. ‘377 Ab Normal’ sheds light on the five petitions who challenged section 377. The plot revolves around the struggles faced by the LGBT community in India and the difficulties that that arose in the process of challenging section 377.

All About Section 377

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The ‘Other’ Love Story

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Four More Shots Please

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A story of 4 female best friends who struggle with romance, conflicts, ambitions, anxieties and work-life, but come out strong and find comfort in their friendship with one another in the dream city of Mumbai. Damini, ambitious about her career and struggling through her sexual desires; Anjana, a divorcee trying to find the spark in her life yet again; Siddhi, daughter of a dominating mother and loving father, going through tiffs with her mother every now and then and Umang who comes from a small town and lives in Mumbai with her real identity as a lesbian.

Ka Bodyscapes

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Dear Dad

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A Jihad for Love

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Amen

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Chicken Tikka Masala

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Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyon

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Bombay Talkies

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Dostana

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Sameer and Kunal are bachelors, living in Miami. One works as a male-nurse and another a fashion photographer. They end up looking at an apartment for rent which belongs to Neha. Neha is ambitious and works for Verve, a fashion magazine for women. Neha lives with her aunt and they have one condition that they don’t want bachelors renting the apartment. Sameer convinces Sam to pretend they are gay and in love so that they get the apartment. Trouble arises when both the men fall in love with Neha and immediately regret their decision.
The movie isn’t exactly an LBTQ+ Movie as the boys are only pretending to be gay.

Time Out

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Dunno Y 2… Life Is a Moment

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