Badhaai Ho, Queerness Barely Explored

The movie made a lot of noise right at the start, but for a section of the queer community, it was quite disappointing. With the trailer just under 3 minutes, Badhaai Ho is a movie about ‘marriage of convenience between two closeted queers, and the Pride March in the movie has a ‘straight pride” flag! (I mean, just fire your ADs already!).

In Badhaai Ho, Rajkumar Rao plays police officer Shardul Thakur, and Bhumi Pednekar plays Suman Singh in Badhaai Ho. Both of whom are closeted people dealing with similar marriage pressures in their respective….continue reading

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