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Those crazy Hindus...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by tibor75, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Police guard Indian lesbian film

    The film has been criticised by numerous groups
    Police are to guard dozens of Indian cinemas after Hindu hardliners tore up posters and burned effigies in protest at a film about a lesbian love affair.
    Officers will flank cinemas showing the Hindi film Girlfriend in Bombay, New Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and Bhopal.

    "We are mounting a close watch on theatres showing Girlfriend in view of incidents in other parts of the country," said a police spokesman.

    The movie has also upset women's groups who say it is a "stereotypical".

    Nearly 100 student activists of Hindu group Shiv Sena smashed window panes at a cinema in Bombay showing the controversial film, which was released on Friday.


    Members of the right-wing group said they plan to mount more protests against the film.

    "We'll not allow such a film to be screened," Arun Pathak, one of Shiv Sena's leaders, told the Reuters news agency.

    "What one does in the bedroom and bathroom should not be displayed publicly," he added.

    But officials said they would not let the group disrupt further screenings.

    "The film has been passed by the censor board," said Dharam Singh, a senior government official in Varanasi.

    "We will deal with troublemakers firmly. We've deployed enough police outside movie halls," he added.

    Critics say the film is pornographic

    Women's groups say that the latest film - about jealousy and hidden desire coming between two women when one of them finds a boyfriend - is "highly regressive".

    A member of a women's organisation, Forum Against Oppression of Women (FAOW), Tejal Shah said that Girlfriend is pornographic and has been made entirely to give pleasure to heterosexual males.

    "All the negative popular myths about lesbians [have] been woven into the storyline, and I think it will antagonise society even further," she said.

    As the lesbian character in Girlfriend becomes more possessive about her partner, she also becomes more psychopathic as the film reaches its conclusion.


    The film's director, Karan Razdan, said the movie was about a woman who becomes a lesbian due to her circumstances rather than her sexual orientation at birth.

    ''I have not made a pro-lesbian film but my film has started a debate about the subject," he said.

    "Whether my film generates good or bad publicity, my intention is to start a discussion about this subject, and create an awareness in society.

    "Lesbians should be accepted in society because freedom of sexual preference should be allowed in a free and democratic country," he said.
  2. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    What's up with your peeps Tibor?
  3. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Sounds like a good movie to me :biggrin:, better than endless singing and hollywood ripoffs Bollywood usually gives us.
  4. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Some of those Bollywood women are really good looking too; some, not so much.
  5. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    I've seen some smoking Indian chicks walking around OSU
  6. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    What's up with your peeps Tibor?

    He's not Indian...he's Asspackinstanian...
  7. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    The film was about gay Indians wasn't it. :tongue2:
  8. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Social Media is just a SOCIAL DISEASE

    What, the Cleveland Indians are gay??????!!!!
  9. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    Not all of them. Only the Japanese pitcher was in a gay porno. I'm not sure whether he was the pitcher in the movie though.
  10. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Violent Hindus? That's not something you hear about everyday. What's next? Peaceful Muslims?:p
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2004

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