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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

NAYA DIN NAYEE RAAT


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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