New queer cinema

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New Indian Queer Cinema: Onir’s I Am [1]

Independent Queer Cinema in India first made its appearance in 1996 through Riyadh Wadia’s much acclaimed Bomgay. Since then Indian Cinema has come a long way accommodating Queer desires within its narrative. These explicitly queer themed films have only been screened privately or at festivals (in India and abroad) thus having a limited release. By rejecting aesthetic, production and generic conventions of mainstream cinema, one finds bolder imagery and subject choice. Since 1996, more than a hundred such films have been made for public consumption.

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