• Friday, December 01, 2023


6 compelling LGBTQ+ narratives you can’t miss

By: Mohnish Singh

Discover a world of captivating stories that shed light on the diverse facets of queerness on streaming platforms. These cinematic masterpieces delve into the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ experiences, fostering a celebration of identity and authenticity. From gritty dramas to heartwarming tales of self-discovery, here are 6 titles that push the boundaries of representation and challenge societal norms.


The all-new ZEE5 original, Haddi explores the core of the criminal mind as it revolves around the seductive world of retaliation, violence, and power. It draws attention to how brutal society is to transgenders. The revenge drama is written and co-directed by first-time director Akshat Ajay Sharma and Adamya Bhalla. The movie explores the life of Haddi, a transgender character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who moves from Allahabad to Delhi to join a gang of transgenders and rises to the top of the criminal food chain to exact revenge on a powerful gangster-turned-politician who wronged his family.


This movie is the story of Shreegauri Sawant, a transgender activist, who embarked on a courageous journey to have the Supreme Court of India recognize the third gender and acknowledge them on all official documents in India. Watch Sushmita Sen in the free streaming version of the brand-new Original Taali only on Jio Cinema.


Based on true events, the movie Aligarh tells the tale of a professor who experiences prejudice and exclusion because he is gay. By highlighting the torment faced by LGBTQ+ people, fighting for their rights, and bringing attention to the need for societal acceptance and understanding, the film supports queerness. Watch this incredible movie on ZEE5 Global.

Badhaai Do

Directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni and produced by Junglee Pictures, the comedy-drama Badhaai Do is set in 2022 and centers on a gay couple who secretly wed in order to hide their sexual orientation from their families. The movie demonstrates that love is love, regardless of sexual orientation, and thus encourages acceptance and understanding of queer people. Tune in to Amazon Prime Video to watch this amazing movie.

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

Sparks fly when bodybuilder Manu meets Zumba instructor Maanvi, but Manu struggles with ingrained bias upon learning Maanvi’s deeply personal story. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, this beautifully unconventional love story revolves around two individuals who struggle inside the bodies they were born into. Follow the flawless chemistry between Ayushmann Khuranna and Vaani Kapoor in this socially relevant narrative, on Netflix.


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