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Jun 28, 2019 0

Bollywood’s Modern Queer Relationship Story

The movie, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga released in 2019 can be considered the story of the smallest of towns. The storyline assures every young girl that they are very normal and inspires families to treat everyone equally regardless of gender. This can be the happiest and most supportive Bollywood news in recent times. Love can be anything and can be between anyone regardless of the class and gender. If boys can only fall in love with girls and girls only with boys, it is not the only natural thing in relationships. Girls can fall in love with girls and boys with boys and this relationship is normal too!

The movie revolves around a small-town girl Sweety (Sonam Kapoor) who falls in love with Kuhu (Regina Cassandra) who is a girl brought up in London. Sonam’s relationship takes turns and twists in the hands of all other characters like her father, her house attenders, and others. Everyone assumes the character of Sweety’s love as one or the other guy but no one really cares about who she loves. The ability to love someone is overpowered by the societal norms in the film but however, love is given the crown it deserves in the lives of people. With a beautiful story capturing everyone, this film has become a big hit in box office collection.

When Sahil Mirza (Rajkumar Rao), a writer, falls in love with Sweety unaware of her relationship with another girl, he becomes her best friend and works out the perfect plan of enacting a play. He wants Sweety’s family to understand her position and he wants them not to consider as a problem. Director, Shelly Chopra Dhar and writer, Gazal Dhaliwal are the real heroes who made this film a compelling watch for everyone. In the world where queer is absolutely normal, this movie has given a push to the audience’s minds.

In the post-section-377 India, this is what Bollywood and the audience needed, a story with a heart so beautiful and soul so deep. It is a precious film for the times we live in. The movie is intimidating and it can change the way one looks at love. The film also questions one’s ability to think the same way as others. In the end, through the enactment of the play, Sweety receives the love she has desired and the support she has been deprived of. The movie wished for other small-towngirls to be strong and to fight for what is theirs.   

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