Hushed whispers and scared glances. These are what homosexuality has been associated with, in our country. Few amongst us manage to break free of these oppressive chains of society, while, for the rest, the sob remains struck in the throat. And that is exactly what the word ‘sisak’ means, in Urdu.
Sisak, India’s first silent LGBTQ love story, talks of the heart-rending conversations that two men have, not through words but through expressive glances, over a series of journeys in our daily Mumbai locals, and it is this very spectacle that is premiering next week at the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival on Sunday, 28 May 2017.
The theme of this year’s Kashish Queer Festival is ‘Diverse, One’ and it’s all set to explore the diversity of the LGBTQ communities. Almost 150 films from around 50 countries will be screened at the festival, held across two venues in South Mumbai, Liberty Cinema and Alliance Francaise de Bombay.