LOEV starring Shaitan actor Shiv Pandit centers around gay lovers, their friendships, trials and tribulations. The film is having its Indian premiere at the 18th MAMI Film Festival.
After Lipstick Under My Burkha, a trailer for yet another daring Indian film that will be screened at the 18th MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) Film Festival is here.
LOEV, written and directed by Sudhanshu Saria, centers around male-to-male love, bonding, attraction, friendship and heartbreak.
The film centers around gay Wall Street dealmaker Jai (Shiv Pandit) who opts to mix work with pleasure in his 48-hour long business trip to Mumbai. Sahil (Dhruv Ganesh), his friend, drops everything behind, including his boyfriend Alex (Siddharth Menon) to help him in his pursuit for happiness. Things get complicated when Alex visits Jai and Sahil with a new male companion.
At a time when homosexual relations are considered illegal in India and activists all across the country clamour for the Supreme Court to repeal Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the Indian premiere of a film like LOEV at the MAMI festival will be a symbolic victory for Indian homosexuals.
Earlier, Bollywood has dealt with themes of homosexuality with either complete lack of understanding and toilet humour (Dostana) or a certain kind of reserve (My Brother Nikhil, I Am). LOEV, in that respect, is expected to push the envelope.
Watch the trailer of LOEV here: