LGBTQ Indian Movies

1 Badnam Basti (1971)

India’s first gay movie, it describes a love triangle between two men and a women. Trailer

2 Umbartha (1982)

Facing opposition from her family, Savitri accepts an important post at a women’s reformatory. But her strict, untraditional ways put her in a predicament and at odds with the authority. Trailer

3 Desatanakkili Karayarilla (1986) 

Two school students plan to run away while on their school trip. On their way, they are befriended by a stranger, and one of them falls in love with him, not knowing he has some evil intentions.

4 Sadak (1991)

Ravi, a taxi driver, falls in love with Pooja, a sex worker who works for the brothel owner, Maharani. Due to unexpected circumstances, they elope but Maharani orders her henchmen to kill them. Trailer

5 Fire (1996)

Sita and Radha are young Indian women whose husbands choose celibacy or mistresses over their wives. This leads them to form an intimate, passionate relationship amidst a close-minded society. Trailer

6 Daayraa (1996)

An abducted girl suffers terrible violence at the hands of a group of men she encounters. Escaping them, she finds refuge with a transvestite.

7 Darmiyaan (1997)

Born in 1939 as a eunuch, Mazhuddin Khan is claimed by his mother Zeenat to be her brother. She gains fame and an actor for a lover, but her world comes crashing down when she is left for a younger lady. Trailer

8 Tamanna (1998)

Tikku, a eunuch, decides to raise Tamanna, an abandoned girl, at her home. However, Tamanna decides to go in search of her real family and learn the reason for her abandonment. Trailer

9 Sangharsh (1999)

Reet, a police officer, learns about a religious fanatic, Pandey, who abducts children. She then joins forces with a prisoner in order to punish Pandey. Trailer

10 Chutney Popcorn (1999)

Chutney Popcorn is a humorous look at the meaning of family and friends from a different perspective. Trailer

11 Mango Souffle (2002)

Gay fashion designer Kamlesh, still reeling from a recently-ended relationship, invites a group of friends for dinner for a special announcement. However, the situation worsens when Kamlesh’s sister arrives with her new fiancé, a man with a deep secret. Trailer

12 Gulabi Aaina (2003)

A unique film coming from India where homosexuality is still taboo, The Pink Mirror (Gulabi Aaina), is a colorful funny look into the Indian homosexual closet. Trailer

13 Sancharram (2004)

In Sancharram (“The Journey”), Kiran is mortified by her growing lesbian desire for the effervescent Delilah, in an idyllic Indian village where arranged marriage is the only acceptable form of coupling. Trailer

14 Girlfriend (2004)

Girlfriend is a story which revolves around two girls who, being lesbians, are in relationship with each other. Trailer

15 Shabnam Mousi (2005)

An Indian eunuch goes on to achieve underdog success as a reformist political candidate. Trailer

16 My Brother… Nikhil (2005)

Famous swimmer Nikhil Kapoor (Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS. Trailer

17 Yours Emotionally (2006)

A British Indian returns to his native country and falls in love with his dream man. Trailer

18 68 Pages (2007)

68 Pages is a 2007 Indian film about an HIV/AIDS counselor and five of her clients who are from marginalized communities. Trailer

19 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007)

Six newly-married, diverse, honeymooning couples face marital bliss and discord, finding out more about themselves, their significant others and life in this happy-go-lucky, quirky drama. Trailer

20 Dostana (2008)

Sam and Kunal pretend to be a gay couple to get an apartment. Both fall in love with Neha, their roommate, and strive to win her heart, only to realise that she loves someone else. Trailer

21 Fashion (2008)

Fashion is the story of one small town girl with big city ambitions, set against the glittering backdrop of the glamorous but ruthless world of haute couture fashion. Trailer

22 Jogwa (2009)

Two strangers are forced into a life of servitude to the local deity. They fall in love and want to start a new life but will the wrath of a highly superstitious community let them live in peace? Trailer

23 Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish (2009)

When a sex worker hires a gay songwriter to care for her disabled son, the ensuing bonds that form offer a complex portrayal of love and family. Trailer

24 Memories in March (2010)

A mother finds out that her recently deceased son had a secret life. Trailer

25 Arekta Premer Golpo (Just another love story- 2010)

Abhiroop Sen, a transgender film-maker, visits Kolkata with his partner to make a documentary but faces discrimination and mental trauma owing to his sexuality. Trailer

26 Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun… (2010)

Two men fall in love but struggle to be in a relationship openly in society. Trailer

27 I Am (2011)

A lesbian filmmaker returns to her hometown in India to confront her mother’s death and interview the parents of other gay and lesbian children. Trailer

28 Murder 2 (2011)

Arjun, an ex-police officer, is hired to trace missing sex workers. When Reshma, a young prostitute, recruited to entice the abductor goes missing, Arjun needs to find her. Trailer

29 Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish (2012)

Chitraganda: The Crowning Wish, is a lusciously lit and deeply personal drama about a choreographer considering a gender-reassignment surgery. The film also explores insights into how gender expression can affect families. Trailer

30 Kalpana (2012)

Raghava, who is afraid of the dark and fears ghosts, is possessed by three spirits. They want him to avenge their murder. Trailer

31 Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (2013)

A Sikh named Umber Singh lives with his wife and three daughters in Punjab post-Partition and is desperate to have a male child. When a fourth daughter is born, he decides to bring her up as a male. Trailer

32 Waiting in Wilderness (2013)

A motherless boy from a conventional middle-class Indian family is naturally attracted to persons of the same-sex in a male chauvinistic Society and faces disapproval from family,peers and rebuke from the very person he falls in love. Trailer

33 Mumbai Police (2013)

ACP Antony Mosses has managed to track down his friend’s killer when he meets with an accident resulting in partial memory loss. Soon, he is reassigned to investigate the murder and find the culprit. Trailer

34 Bombay Talkies (2013)

The film is an anthology of films made by four distinct directors of India. ‘Ajeeb Daastaan’ is Karan Johar’s direction where a closeted homosexual man is married to a woman but has intimate affairs with another man. Marital peace is shattered when the wife finds out about her husband’s sexuality. Trailer

35 Rajjo (2013)

The journey of a nautch girl in the most extraordinary circumstances. Rajjo and Chandu fall in love against the backdrop of the dying Kothas of Mumbai. Trailer

36 Margarita with a Straw (2014)

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery. Trailer

37 Unfreedom (2014)

A Muslim terrorist kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar; a young woman resists her devout father’s efforts to force her into an arranged marriage. Trailer

38 My Life Partner (2014)

Boyfriends Richard and Kiran turn lovers as they are emotionally very attached. However, trouble begins to brew when they want a child in their lives, and so Richard ends up marrying a woman. Trailer

39 Dedh Ishqiya (2014)

What will be the dynamic duo of Khalu (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) be upto when they encounter the beautiful Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit) and Muniya (Huma Qureshi) her confidant. Trailer

40 Loev (2015)

A weekend trip between friends takes a sudden turn, making them each question what love is and what it means to them. Trailer

41 Aligarh (2015)

A true story of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. Trailer

42 Nanu Avanalla Avalu (2015)

Naanu Avanalla…Avalu is a 2015 Indian Kannada feature film directed by B. S. Lingadevaru, based on Living Smile Vidya’s autobiographical work I am Vidya. Trailer

43 141 (2014)

It is a movie based on the love story between two young girls. Trailer

44 Dunno Y 2… Life Is a Moment (2015)

The film follows a gay relationship between two young men: Aryan, from Pakistan and Ashley, from India. Trailer

45 Magizhvan (2015)

It is the first Tamil Feature film made for LGBT community awareness based on some realistic sensible feelings prevailing among the gay community. Trailer

46 Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)

A photographer invites her closest friends to vacation at her family’s home in Goa in celebration of her upcoming marriage. Trailer

47 Affair (2015)

In prevailing orthodox society in south of India, Two girls fall in love. Trailer

48 Capital I (2016)

A girl finds herself torn between two relationships, and one of them is with an imaginary woman. Trailer

49 Ka Bodyscapes (2016)

Three young people, Haris, a gay painter; Vishnu, a rural kabaddi player and their friend Sia, an activist who refuse to conform to dominant norms of femininity, struggle to find space and happiness in a conservative Indian City. Trailer

50 Aruvi (2016)

A gentle girl born and brought up amidst the ever growing eco-social-consumeristic environment finds it difficult to fit in the society. She decides to take it hard on the people. What she does is the rest of the story. Trailer

51 Kapoor & Sons (2016)

A story revolving around a dysfunctional family of 2 brothers who visit their family and discover that their parents marriage is on the verge of collapse,the family is undergoing a financial crunch and much more as the drama unfolds. Trailer

52 Dear Dad (2016)

Dear Dad” is a bittersweet coming of age story; involving a father-son duo – 14 year old Shivam, and his 45 year old dad Nitin Swaminathan. Trailer

53 Chronicles of Hari (2016)

Hari lives in a coastal town in southern India, where he is renowned for his work playing female characters in traditional yakshagana theatre, but as the performance begins to seep into his daily life, Hari finds himself trapped between genders amid a prejudiced society. Trailer

54 Roobha (2017)

A tale of romance between an older Sri Lankan married, with children and a young transgender woman. Trailer

55 Venus (2017)

A South Asian transgender woman discovers that she’s the father of a 14-year-old boy. Trailer

56 Samantaral (2017)

A young man and his girlfriend visit his family, where they learn why his uncle has been confined to one room in the house. Trailer

57 Khejdi (2018)

A tale of transgender woman, it is based on short story ‘Sanjha’ by Kiran Singh. Trailer

58 Irattajeevitham (2018)

Irattajeevitham tells the story of a female to a male transman, Adruman, and people around him. Trailer

59 My Son Is Gay (2018)

Lakshmi discovers her son Varun is gay, the fact she could never accept, changes her whole life upside down. While Varun goes out and finds his love Karthik, his life isn’t as happy as in the past. There comes a day, Lakshmi decides to find her lost son, will they ever meet again? My Son is Gay, showcases the dark reality of acceptance prevailing in our society. Trailer

60 Evening Shadows (2018)

Under the ‘Evening Shadows’, truth often plays hide and seek. Set in South India and Mumbai, ‘Evening Shadows’ is a tender heartwarming story about a mother-son bond that has to withstand the ravages of time, distance and truths. Trailer

61 Njan Marykutty (2018)

Marykutty, a female finds herself in a dilemma of being trapped inside the body of a male. She has a dream of her own and in her endeavor to realize the dream, she finds support in Manoj Vaidyan, Radio Achan and Kunjippalu. Trailer

62 Bulbul Can Sing (2018)

The film centres on three teenagers trying to come to terms with their sexual identities. Trailer

63 Kaarni (2018)

Kaarni is a psychological thriller based film,the story revolves around 4 missing girls and a psycho killer who is behind this mystery. Trailer

64 Udalaazham (2018)

The film explores the life and struggles of a tribal transgender person. Trailer

65 Nagarkirtan (2018)

It transgender love story directed by Kaushik Ganguly starring Ritwik Ritwik Chakraborty, Riddhi Sen and Manabi Bandopadhyay. Trailer

66 Ek Aasha (2018)

Ek Aasha is a story of a transgender girl’s journey to become a teacher in India. Trailer

67 Aabhaasam (2018)

The story of Aabhaasam is about an overnight bus journey from Bangalore to Kerala where the travelers analyze the schizophrenic society and how it has evolved through different times. Trailer

68 Aalorukkam (2018)

Pappu Pisharadi, an aging man, is on a constant hunt for his son, who left him 16 years back, which is when he is brought to a hospital where he meets Dr. Seetha and Priyan, who promise to help him find his son. Trailer

69 Noblemen (2018)

A film centred around bullying in schools , directed by Vandana Kataria, and starring Kunal Kapoor in the lead. It revolves around a 15-year-old boy, struggling with his adolescent years, terrorized by a gang of bullies in a posh boarding school, setting forth a chain of events that leads to loss of life and innocence. Trailer

70 Maati (2018)

Meghla finds out her grandmother had been killed in her ancestral home in East Pakistan by a trusted retainer of the family. Many years after the tragedy, Meghla goes back to Dhaka to trace her roots and faces the murderer’s family who now occupy her house. Maati traces Meghla’s trials with truth and humanity while tackling issues of migration, human displacement, and relationships. Trailer

71 Moothon (2019)

DescriptionIn the dark bylanes of Kamathipura, frequented by prostitutes, child traffickers and drug lords, a young teenager tries to learn the truth about Akbar, a fearless gangster who ran away from love. Trailer

72 Haftha (2019)

Two wanted sharp shooters navigate through the dark underbelly of crime in coastal Karnataka. Their journeys are those of transformation and reconciliation. Trailer

73 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)

Sweety has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants to get her married, a young writer who is completely smitten by her, a secret that she harbors close to her heart and ultimately the truth that her true love might not find acceptance in her family and society. Trailer

74 Sigai (2019)

The story revolves around the multiple characters that are played by the lead, Mathi, showcasing the various shades of a person including a female character. The movie shows how the life of a person can completely change in 24 hours! Trailer

75 Super Deluxe (2019)

Super Deluxe, a Tamil film Produced, Written and Directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja. It features Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Samantha Akkineni, Ramya Krishnan, Mysskin and Bucks. Trailer

76 Gandu (2019)

Nihilistic rapper Gandu embarks on a drug-fuelled rampage with a rickshaw driver. Trailer

77 377 अब Normal (2019)

377 अब Normal is a ZEE5 Original Film starring, Maanvi Gagroo, Tanvi Azmi , Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumud Mishra & Shashank Arora, that will showcase the depiction of the petitions that lead to the verdict of the Supreme Court that Homosexuality Is Not a Crime in India! Trailer

78 90ML (2019)

A woman develops a close personal bond with four other women who live in her building. Trailer

79 Hansa Ek Sanyog (2019)

The movie carries a social message and showcases the plight of third gender community in India. Trailer

80 Eelam (2019)

Shivan revolves around a couple who are very much in love but one day the woman is found dead and the man is found guilty and imprisoned. But once he is in jail he recollects certain memories that change everything. Trailer

81 DHA DHA 87 (2019)

A happy-go-lucky guy, who falls in love with a girl in his locality, gets the shock of his life when she reveals her real identity to him. Trailer

82 Aadai (2019)

A free-spirited girl gets the shock of her life when she finds herself naked in an abandoned building after a late-night party. Trailer

83 Fireflies (Jonaki Porua) (2019)

Based in a remote Assamese village, ‘Fireflies’ traces the visceral journey of a trans woman coming to terms with her identity. Trailer

84 The Last Color (2019) 

A young tight-rope walker and a widow named Noor yearn to play with colours during Holi, but Noor and the other widows are held back by tradition. Trailer

85 Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020)

Gay couple Kartik and Aman face a long and difficult road to happiness as they battle opposition from Aman’s family. However, Kartik isn’t prepared to step back until he marries Aman. Trailer

86 Laxmmi Bomb (2020)

The film deals with a ghost seeking vengeance for being wronged and haunts everyone who is staying in the house. Trailer

87 Laila Manju (2020)

 The film is s story of two British born Punjabi boys who own a heritage restaurant in Southall. But this hotel is in danger and the boys want to save the hotel so they participate in London’s most popular beauty contest. 

88 Paava Kadhaigal (2020)

Through four unique stories, the film explores how pride, honour, and sin influence complex relationships of love. Trailer

89 Unkahee (2020)

Join 6 murder suspects on their search to find the real killer amongst them. Watch the lives of these seemingly regular people change forever when they are pinned in a room and asked to find the serial killer hiding amongst them within 12 hours or face certain death. Trailer

90 Father Like (2021)

It is a film of a 38-year-old woman who is looking for her father.

91 The Power (2021)

Though two lovers’ families are ripped apart for the sake of revenge and power, they rise out of that pit of blood lust and despair together.

92 Filter Gold (2021)

The film depicts the lives of transgender people in action, portraying them as storytellers and present their love, betrayal, conflict, revenge and action. Trailer