Super Deluxe to Awe: Ring in ‘Pride Month’; 5 LGBTQIA+ themed South films that celebrate the spirit of love

Super Deluxe to Awe: Ring in 'Pride Month'; 5 LGBTQIA+ themed South films that celebrate the spirit of love

Pleasure Month is correct across the nook, and it is time to have a good time the spirit of affection with cinema. It’s nice to see how filmmakers are pushing the envelope and breaking out the tales to grasp the LGBTQIA+ group. Director Sudha Kongara’s quick story Thamngam in Netflix’s Tamil anthology Paava Kadhaigal is about dealing with longtime bullying and the way a trans villager dangers all the pieces to assist the dream of a beloved childhood buddy. 

There have been a whole lot of such motion pictures within the business which can be hailed for correct portrayals of the LGBTQIA+ group. Njan Marykutty starring Jayasurya is one other award-winning movie a couple of transgender girl. Directed by Ranjith Sankar, the movie carries a black-and-white story of a transgender whereas shredding all of the taboos related to their group and the stigma of gender-affirming surgical procedure. 

To commemorate Pleasure Month, we now have hand-picked a number of basic titles from the South Indian movie business for an ideal watchlist for our viewers. 

Listed below are 5 regional movies you possibly can watch throughout Pleasure Month:


Solid: Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menon, Regina Cassandra, Eesha Rebba, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Murli Sharma and Srinivas Avasarala.

Directed by Prasanth Varma (in his function debut), Awe is a psychological thriller and it’ll go away you rooting for its idea and interesting tales on marriage, sexuality, gender, psychological well being and baby abuse. Eesha Rebba and Nithya Menen play lesbian characters on this Telugu anthology. 

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Solid: Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Ramya Krishnan, Fahadh Faasil and others. 

Vijay Sethupathi is seen as Shilpa a.okay.a. Manickam, a transgender girl within the movie. The movie questions what is correct and what’s improper and offers an in-depth understanding in every characterisation. One of many boldest makes an attempt taken by Tamil cinema. 

Paava Kadhaigal 

Paava Kadhaigal is a Tamil anthology that explores tales about desires, want, satisfaction, honour and sin. Thangam, one of many episodes directed by Sudha Kongra is a narrative about Sathar (performed by Kalidas Jayaram), a Muslim transwoman who’s in love with their Hindu childhood buddy Saravanan (performed by Shanthanu Bhagyaraj). The story hits the precise spot! 


Solid: Raghava Lawrence, Sarathkumar, Kovai Sarala 

The horror comedy movie written, produced and directed by Raghava Lawrence, is an interesting watch but in addition a daring transfer. Kanchana is a transwoman who’s at all times shunned by society, together with her mother and father. She finally ends up being killed however vows to revenge. Kanchana, launched in 2012 was remade in Hindi as Laxmmi Bomb starring Akshay Kumar. 

En Magan Magizhvan  

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En Magan Magizhvan (My Son is Homosexual), is alleged to be the primary Tamil movie primarily based on homosexual relationships. Directed by Lokesh Kumar, a filmmaker from Chennai, the movie is a story of a homosexual man who comes out revealing about himself and the way that impacts his relationship together with his mom and different individuals round him. The Tamil movie noticed its world premiere on the Indian Movie Pageant of Melbourne. 

There are numerous such movies in South and Bollywood that depict an LGBTQ love story.

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