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Contrast Between The Straight & Queer Community Over Badhaai Do

Contrast Between The Straight & Queer Community Over Badhaai Do

‘Marriages are made in heaven’ such quotes seem to be true when a marriage appears bright and perfect from the outside. However, a big chunk of these marriages involves two individuals struggling on personal levels and making daily compromises, just like the marriage between Suman and Shardul for the sake of convenience in the movie.

‘Badhaai do’ has a different take on marriage because it explores the concept of a lavender marriage in Indian setup and follows the league of films like ‘Chandigarh Karen Aashiqui’ on the theme of the LGBT+ community that has largely been underrepresented in the Indian society and mainstream Bollywood films.
The movie has particularly initiated a conversation around the representation of the LGBTQ+ community in a Bollywood movie. But, there is a contrasting perspective between straight and queer audiences related to the film. Let’s know about these contrasting perspectives towards ‘Badhaai do’

The concept of Lavender marriage is just a plot

Badhaai Do: Lavender marriage

LGBTQ+ perspective: The concept of lavender marriage is a setback to the normalization of same-sex marriages. 

Comedy helps to educate large audiences about a sensitive topic

Badhaai Do cast

LGBTQ+ perspective: Comedy around an LGBT+ community is turning it into a joke. 


Actors playing the role of an LGBT helps to normalize the topic

Bhumi Pednekar shares mom's reaction to her romancing a woman in Badhaai Do, wants everyone to watch it with family - Hindustan Times

LGBTQ+ perspective: People from the LGBT+ community should play the character of an LGBT. 

The use of a wrong flag in a Pride March is a minor detail

Pride March in badhaai do

LGBTQ+ perspective: The use of the wrong flag in a Pride March depicts a lack of research on the community. 

The representation of the LGBT community in Bollywood movies will help people to accept them

Badhaai Do Gulshan Devaiah

LGBTQ+ perspective: The representation of the LGBT community is being stereotyped in Bollywood movies. 

The issue of institutionalized homophobia is controversial and it should not be highlighted in movies.

institutionalized homophobia in badhaai do

LGBTQ+ perspective: The issue of institutionalized Homophobia should be highlighted and raised.

These have been some of the contrasting viewpoints about Badhaai Do that have initiated a new debate over the representation of the LGBT+ community in Bollywood movies. 

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