desi lgbq movies

univcrse:

here is the complete list of every movie i could find!! these range from bollywood to regional cinema to western cinema. this list is also always being updated!! [newest version]

note: unfortunately, in a lot of these, the character’s sexuality is a ~plot twist reveal~ so, spoilers ahead i guess

wlw

  • wlw¬†movies:
    • randu¬†penkuttikal¬†(1978) [offensive]
    • fire (1996)
    • nil¬†nirjane¬†(2003)
    • sancharram¬†(2004)
    • girlfriend (2004)¬†[offensive]
    • men not allowed (2006)¬†[offensive]
    • 3¬†kanya¬†(2012)¬†
    • margarita with a straw (2014)
    • dedh¬†ishqiya¬†(2014)
    • angry¬†indian¬†goddesses (2015)
    • family album (2015)
    • unfreedom (2015)
    • 141 (2015)
    • thiraikku¬†varadha¬†kathai (2016) [offensive]
  • wlw¬†movies with south¬†asian¬†leads:
    • chutney popcorn (1999)
    • nina‚Äôs¬†heavenly delights (2006)
    • the world unseen (2007)
    • i¬†can‚Äôt think straight (2008)
  • movies with minor¬†wlw/wlw¬†subtext:
    • umbartha¬†(1982)
    • mandi (1983)
    • razia¬†sultan (1983)
    • deshadanakkili¬†karayaarilla¬†(1986) [offensive]
    • uttara¬†(2000)
    • monica¬†(2011)
    • shaitaan¬†(2011)
    • heroine (2012)
    • silent valley (2012)

mlm

  • mlm¬†movies:
    • mast kalandar (1991) [offensive]
    • bombay boys (1998)
    • surviving¬†sabu¬†(1998)
    • mango souffle (2002)
    • my brother‚Ķ¬†nikhil (2005)
    • honeymoon travels pvt. ltd. (2007)
    • memories in march (2010)
    • dunno y‚Ķ na jaane¬†kyon (2010)
    • arekti¬†premer¬†golpo¬†(2010)
    • sufi¬†paranja¬†katha¬†(2010) [offensive]
    • i am (2011)
    • meghdhanushya (2013)
    • bombay talkies (2013)
    • mumbai police (2013)
    • my life partner (2014)
    • aligarh¬†(2015)
    • loev (2015)
    • timeout (2015)
    • daaravtha (2015)
    • onya¬†opalaa (2015)
    • dunno y2‚Ķ life is a moment (2015)
    • kapoor and sons (2016)
    • dear dad (2016)
    • shab (2017)
    • my son is gay (2017)
  • mlm moves with south asian leads:
    • touch of pink (2004)
    • chicken tikka masala (2005)
    • yours emotionally (2007)
  • movies with minor mlm:
    • rafoo¬†chakkar¬†(1975)¬†
    • split wide open (2000)
    • page 3 (2005)
    • life in a metro (2007)
    • fashion (2008)
    • rithu (2009)
    • do paise ki dhoop, chaar aane¬†ki baarish¬†(2009) [offensive]
    • goa¬†(2010)
    • student of the year (2012) [offensive]
    • rules:¬†pyaar¬†ka superhit formula (2013)
    • lakshmi¬†raave¬†maa intiki (2014) [offensive]
    • aagadu¬†(2014) [offensive]
    • shandaar (2015)

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webseries:

  • confessions-¬†its¬†complicated
  • all about section 377 [offensive]
  • the ‚Äėother‚Äô love story
  • romil and jugal
  • untag
  • dev dd
  • love life and screwups
  • twisted
  • class of 2017
  • tanlines

short films:

  • flesh and paper (1990)
  • bomgay (1996)
  • amen (2010)
  • mitraa¬†(2013)
  • sisak¬†(2017)

documentaries:

  • summer in my veins (1999)
  • tedhi lakeer (2004)
  • 68 pages (2007)
  • project bolo:¬†indian¬†lgbt¬†movement (2011)
  • ‚Ķ and the unclaimed (2013)
  • purple¬†skies (2014)
  • breaking free (2015)

those that are mainstream come on tv all the time, but i know some are pretty inaccessible so i suggest you either 

  1. torrent them
  2. buy roadside dvds or order dvds online (especially during holiday sales)
  3. watch them online

i’ve seen many of these so if you want trigger warnings, or want to know which have happy endings, or can’t find any, feel free to message me!

happy watching ūüėÄ