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Kudos To The Makers Of Badhaai Do For A Nuanced Film Breaking Stereotypes About Gay People

Badhaai Do is subtle, and touches the right chords with the audience who can feel the pain of people who might be different, but certainly not 'abnormal'.


The script writer of Badhaai Do should be lauded for etching out such fine characters and bringing out the taboos of our society. A society that still needs to be educated about homosexual and trans persons: that they are very much normal people and have emotions as much as we do.

Rajkumar Rao excels as the gay but entitled male who inspite of being a tough cop, finds it difficult to come out of the closet. How the character of Rajkumar Rao finds an emotional support in the character of Bhumi Pednekar, going through similar turmoil, forms the crux of the story.

Badhaai Do breaks the Bollywood stereotypes of cliched jokes on the LGBT community and loud melodrama related to this issue. It is subtle, and touches the right chords with the audience who can feel the pain of the people who might be different, but certainly not ‘abnormal’. It shows the reality of how people suffer and suffocate adhering to the norms of our society.

I would like to specially mention about how this movie raises questions on the adoption rules of our country. A homosexual couple are not allowed to adopt children, another proof of how even the system discriminates against them. They are denied the right to even prove that they could be great parents and could give a home to a child, just because the society thinks they are ‘against nature’.

Badhaai Do is really a must watch for us, as we all need to change our outlook and perspective towards the community who have to fight everyday just to lead a normal life.

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Payel Choudhury

Hailing from Assam,m a simple home maker with a flair for writing..Being brought up in a metropolitan atmosphere,I love to appreciate and imbibe the goodness of various cultures and people. read more...

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