17 Queer Indian Cinema Romances to Watch This Valentine's Dayby imdb_india_editors | created - 05 Feb 2020 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
This Valentine’s Day, IMDb celebrates love in all the colours of the rainbow, showcasing some of Indian Cinema’s most diverse and heartwarming love stories. These movies celebrate LGBTQI+ narratives.
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1. Sisak (2017)
16 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Set in the fast-paced environs of the bustling Mumbai local trains, Sisak details a wordless romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day train journeys between two men.
2. 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: 3,973 | Gross: $1.18M
3. Sheer Qorma (2021)
Not Rated | 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.
4. 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.
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. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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 »
14. 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: 24,187 | Gross: $2.61M
16. 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 »
17. 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.