Section 377. The two words have been the talk of the town innumerable times. A lot of debate has happened over the issue, but the one thing that’s been missing is an authentic take on romance between people from the same sex.
With Sisak, India’s first silent LGBTQ movie, writer and filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari is trying to fill the void. The movie has been shot entirely in Mumbai’s local trains, guerrilla style with a minimal crew of celebrated industry professionals, a borrowed camera, and zero permissions. It is a love story with absolutely zero possibility of physical intimacy. Cited by the director, the movie is sure to make you fall in love with the two male protagonists while they fall in love with each other.
Crossing all barriers of language, skin, race, religion, gender, this movie just has one final obstacle. In the final stage of post-production, they need to raise 3 lakhs in 30 days. They are live on Wishberry, a crowdfunding platform. Having already raised over Rs 2.64 lakhs, they just need some more money to get the film out into the world.
In case you want to give a voice to this silent film, you can help them here.