Of Homosexuality and maturity – Post 20

I Am Film finally released in Singapore this weekend. And of course I had to watch it especially after being associated with CSAAM and also having interacted with Harish and the cast of the movie. But this post is not about the movie or a review of the same. Enough has been said about it already. In one simple sentence – This is a movie that will make you think and talk, long after it has ended.

This post is about the maturity of the audience and how adept they are in accepting homosexuality. In a cinema hall full of people, it wasn’t too difficult to notice suppressed whispers and the embarrassed laughs as soon as the I Am Onir bit started. Some people were more than vocal in the displeasure they felt on the making out scene between Rahul Bose and his partner. Some people found it funny enough to pass on smart remarks. And then of course, the comments which could be heard, were bordering on the lines of being insensitive and vulgar.

When accepting homosexuality on screen can be such a challenge, then how putting in place a law helps? The subject in totality is taboo, and no one really wants to talk about it. But being inhumane and demeaning towards homosexuals is just so unacceptable. This kind of attitude specially, from a matured, educated and urban population, is appalling. Why do people have such narrow minds and thoughts? Decked up in the latest fashions but minds so closed?

Why is it that people believe in “my way or the highway”? Worst case scenario – If you can’t accept something and become totally pro it, then the least you can do is to ignore it. Don’t go step further to degrade it and abuse it. Live and let live. They will be thankful to you.

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11 Responses to Of Homosexuality and maturity – Post 20

  1. surprisingly there were no such whispers when I watched the film in India, when we were coming out of the fall there were no lewd remarks, only intelligent discussions going on… has Indian audience finally matured I wonder

  2. Prashant says:

    The Indian audience has definitely matured! Ten years back, this movie would have stirred a lot of problems among the people! Ten years into the future, we may have a law for these people! I watched the movie too! The theatre was obviously not full! Not even close to capacity! However, there were no remarks of disgust or sly smiles from the people who were in the hall during or after the movie!

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      yes u r right, we have come a long way in the past 10 yrs.
      But like i said the reaction of some people here was really annoying..

  3. Bharti says:

    I would really like to watch that movie. But seems like itw ill take sometime before I can get that DVD here.

    I was pretty suprised when i saw how openly people accept homosexuality here. Seems like people all over the world are more mature and accepting now. Good for mankind. There are many more issues to fight for and deal with. Its better the focus stays.

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      thats true, people are now opening up. And thats why the behavior of these people in the theater shocked me..

  4. Swaram says:

    I sooo wanna watch this, but it is out of the theatres 😦 😦
    And I totally agree with u – the least u cn do is ignore it!

  5. Tbg Dgc says:

    Guess I missed this movie. I’ll torrent it too. Glad people the world over are opening up to homosexuality. It’s high time Indians too accept is as normal. I still think an all out open acceptability is still some years away, especially in the Indian society.

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