Bollywood’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
India is about to enter taboo test mode as it prepares for the release of “Dunno Y ... Na Jaane Kyun,” a film many are calling India’s “Brokeback Mountain.” It’s hoped that the film’s depiction of a gay relationship between two men will help break down social anxieties toward homosexuality.
The film was made in the wake of a 2009 ruling by India’s high court legalizing homosexuality.
It is the first to show a gay kiss in Bollywood’s cinematic history. Even heterosexual kisses have been a no-no, with scenes cutting away to flowers, crashing waves or waterfalls at the lip-locking moment. —JCL
The posters are ready, so is the film. The only question is whether the Indian public is too.
Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyun, a film featuring India’s first cinematic gay kiss, is scheduled to go on general release within weeks.
Already dubbed India’s answer to Brokeback Mountain it tells the story of an aspiring model who travels to Mumbai, India’s commercial and film capital, to seek his fortune and enters into a homosexual relationship, in part to further his career.
Trailers of the film have been well received by activists.
A movie poster for India’s “Dunno Y ... Na Jaane Kyun.”