If there is one man who does not think twice before experimenting with his films it is Vinay Pathak. His ability to experiment with disruptive genre of films is what has made him gain foothold in the industry in quite a small time. It is this ability to flirt with disruption that gets manifest again through STRAIGHT, a film that is going to unravel the nuances associated with having homosexual preferences, and how they struggle to be latent. The struggle is more so pronounced, when the preference is between a gay partner and a ladylove.
As the subject still is a taboo STRAIGHT has again been positioned outside India that is in London to unravel the nuances of homosexual preferences, and the dilemma is juxtaposed interestingly when it veneers to the lady love and the film shifts back to India. It indeed is an interesting trend that when the producers are trying to experiment with the genre of homosexuality in a Hindi film, they are situating the film outside India either in USA or in UK, as it was in DOSTANA, which was situated in USA, and STRAIGHT which has been positioned in England, London to be specific.
Vinay Pathak by the kind of films that he has been doing subconsciously, or consciously since his advent on the silver screen with BHEJA FRY has brought back the sensibilities of the average middle class sensibilities and aspirations through his characterization. His roles are that of an adorable bum chum whom everybody would love to have, more in the way Amol Palekar used to do in the early eighties. After Amol Palekar, changed roles and started wielding megaphone, a void was created, and with the advent of Vinay Pathak the void has started filling up. STRAIGHT would be another milestone in exploring the existence of gay relationships in the Indian society.