If sex is itself a taboo in the Indian society, then you can imagine what kind of reaction would homosexuality garner. While most of the Bollywood directors decide to go the romantic way and make stereotype movies, many like to break rules. Bollywood movies on lesbian theme is something that was not exploited much on the silver screen. If films are based on homosexuality it only draws a lot of criticsm and is ultimately banished as “too bold”. But despite the hardship some film makers seem determined to make movies on this sensitive issue and succeed too. So here’s a look at the top 5 Bollywood movies on lesbian theme!
When two legends like Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das come together you cannot expect anything less than a masterpiece but you wouldn’t have expected a film where they would be lesbians and that too way back in 1996. Fire is a beautiful story of two women who are married to two brothers of the same house who neglect them. So the two ladies end up having a relationship with each other, thus exploring their sexuality. Needless to say both Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das did an exceptional job in the film. But perhaps the timing was not right as many people were not ready for such a bold film back then.
When Amrita Arora and Isha Koppikar’s film Girlfriend released in 2004, it got embroiled in many controversies for obvious reasons. The poster itself was too much for many to handle! The movie explored the theme of alternate sexuality where the two women protagonist end up having feelings for each other. The film didn’t fare well at the BO and both the actors were flaked for doing such a film.
The film explored the theme of lesbianism in a subtle manner. It is about a heroine who has trouble with her personal life. Kareena Kapoor is in love with the much married Arjun Rampal in the film that paves way for a lot of trouble and tension. To ease her tension, Kareena spends time with one of her only friends Shahana. They have a great time, after a while Shahana leads Bebo to the bedroom, a scene that implies the two had a one night stand.
No one expected this film to explore the theme of homosexuality in their wildest dreams! In this brilliant film the two female protagonists played by Madhuri and Huma have a secret love affair. Their love for each other is kept a secret and is revealed much later. The homosexuality is subtle but obvious. The film is a pure delight to watch, especially when we are under the false impression that the love story is between Arshad-Huma and Madhuri and Naseeruddin.
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The film is a sequel to Ragini MMS that was about a scandalous MMS going viral. The sequel stars Sunny Leone in the lead role. Well of what the story is based on, it doesn’t look like it is based on lesbianism, but we have got our hands on an exclusive picture where Sunny Leone and Sandhya Mridul are seen doing a Lip-lock! We can tell you what exactly this scene is about only after the release of the film.