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DOSTANA: A rewind to the themes with homosexual themes

Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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DOSTANA has been able to contextualize the notion of homosexuality on to a central stage and in doing this has tried to dissociate the element of comic relief associated with portrayal of homosexuality in the Hindi films. DOSTANA being a major effort in this direction, it would indeed be instructive to trace out the journey of homosexual portrayal through Hindi films.



NAYA DIN NAYEE RAAT : In this film of Sanjeev Kumar where he portrayed the nav rasas of the theatrics one of the characters portrayed was that of a homosexual, who was referred to in a derogatory manner by another of the characters of Sanjeev Kumar (in the role of a Police Inspector) and who used to call this character " Chakka", and this was probably how the word entered into popular lexicon.

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