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Moonlight, Guilty Minds, Flee & Others – Watch These Multifaceted, Enlightening Stories That Go Beyond Tokenism



This Pride Month, watch these multifaceted and enlightening stories that go beyond tokenism
This Pride Month, watch these multifaceted and enlightening tales that transcend tokenism

The historical past of Pride Month could be traced to ‘The Stonewall Uprising’ in 1969 when a series of demonstrations by homosexual communities challenged a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York. This rebellion is taken into account to be a turning level for LGBT rights. Today, Pride parades, film festivals, workshops, symposia, and concert events mark the LGBTQ Pride Month the world over.

In India, yearly since 2010, the annual KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival has proudly screened homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer movies from around the world. This Pride Month, we additionally decide just a few movies and shows which you can watch proper at residence. These tales incorporate LGBTQ dilemmas, struggles, and triumphs seamlessly in diverse themes and points that every one of us are going through right now.


Celebrated as among the finest movies of the twenty first century, ‘Moonlight’ gained the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016 and was the primary LGBTQ drama with an all-black forged to earn this honor. It additionally gained two extra awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins and based mostly on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play,’

In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, the film explores a number of phases of the protagonist’s life from childhood to maturity and portrays how he grapples together with his sexuality and the abuse he has suffered. As he interacts with the individuals who cross by means of his life, he begins to make clear what he desires out of life and love. Starring Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali, the film struck a common chord and went on to gross over $65 million worldwide. It is obtainable on Amazon Prime.

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This 90-minute, Oscar-nominated animated documentary by Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen has been delivered to India and is at the moment displaying on Zee 5. And it’s a must-watch this Pride Month. Even although the bigger framework of the story is the worldwide refugee disaster triggered by conflict and ethnic violence, what we see is the human aspect of the staggering tragedy by means of the eyes of Amin, a younger, homosexual Afghan boy.

When Amin is pressured to flee his nation together with his household, he additionally leaves his childhood behind together with the reminiscences of pasting Jean-Claude Van Damme posters in his room. Though ‘Flee’ is about the ache of displacement, it’s also about the fear and uncertainty that Amin feels as he begins to find himself. Watch this beautiful documentary to know if Amin will ever belief love once more or if he’ll ever really feel at residence in his pores and skin.

Sense 8

This Netflix series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski weaves science fiction with human tales which can be as numerous because the multinational ensemble forged. This present, that one should watch this Pride Month, is about eight strangers who uncover that they’re “sensate” and are mentally and emotionally linked to at least one one other. What follows is an fascinating and enlightening exploration of questions pertaining to id, politics, sexuality, and gender. The present’s overarching theme is that regardless of our variations, we’re all interlinked and may resolve any battle with empathy for each other. ‘Sense 8’ additionally gained a lot popularity of its illustration of LGBTQ characters.

Guilty Minds

Created and directed by Shefali Bhushan and co-directed by Jayant Digambar Somalkar, ‘Guilty Minds’ on Netflix is a legal drama that tackles gender points in addition to social fault traces. The protagonist is an idealistic lawyer Kashaf Qazi (Shriya Pilgaonkar) who tries to get justice for the marginalized and the underserved whereas her equally upright pal and colleague, Vandana (Sugandha Garg) is overtly homosexual and has a live-in relationship along with her companion, Sunanda (Chitrangada Satarupa).

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This relationship is handled as a pure a part of the unfolding story although there may be one outstanding scene the place Sunanda confronts her conservative mom for disrespecting her and her relationship with Vandana. The series identical to ‘Fame Game’ on Netflix has homosexual characters who are usually not outlined by their sexuality alone.

The Half of It

This feel-good, coming-of-age Netflix film was written and directed by Alice Wu and revolves around Ellie (Leah Lewis), an introverted teen in a small city who’s weighed down by the lack of her mom and the grief of her father. She is essentially friendless, is discovering that she is probably homosexual, and in addition has a deep curiosity in artwork and writing.

Her life quickly turns into entangled with Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer), a soccer jock, and Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire), a fantastic woman he desires to woo. Ellie begins to put in writing letters to Aster on his behalf however alongside the way in which develops emotions for her. What follows is a journey of self-discovery, friendship, freedom, and probably, love.

Which of those movies are you watching this Pride Month? Let us know within the feedback beneath.

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Aadil Jaipuri is pumped up for his debut music video with wild buffaloes music



Aadil Jaipuri is pumped up for his debut music video with wild buffaloes music
Aadil Jaipuri is pumped up for his debut music video with wild buffaloes music ( Photo Credit – A Still From Saajan )

Grandson of a legendary lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri,Aadil Jaipuri ,who has worked as a child actor ,is now a matured actor and making his debut with a music video with Wild Buffaloes music.The romantic song is called Sajjan, sung by Ankit Tiwari.

Aadil Jaipuri lived his passion for acting ever since he was young. ‘Do Aankhen baara haath’, ‘Laawaaris’, ‘Hadh’ and TV shows like ‘Zindagi Teri meri Kahani’, ‘Saamnewali Khidki Mein’, ‘Shhh … Koi hai’, ‘Aangan’, ‘Kaise kahoon’, etc are projects he has worked in. Aadil is the grandson of legendary lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri who has penned evergreen songs like, ‘Badan pe sitare lapete hue’, ‘Zindagi ek Safar Hai Suhana’, ‘Jaane Kahan gaye woh din’, ‘Sun sahiba sun’, ‘Baharon Phool barsaao mera Mehboob aaya Hai’ and many more.

Over the years, Aadil trained himself in dance and worked on his body focusing on strength and aesthetics. Recently, his music video with Wild Buffaloes Music, a new music label, that released its romantic song, ‘Saajan’, sung by Ankit Tiwari, was launched in front of the media and received a lot of positive response.

“Shying away from hard work is something that was never wired in me and I am glad that it wasn’t. When Divyansh, the director of my music video told me that he required me to cut down muscle mass and get leaner, I was like man, this is going to be a ride. Because the shoot was coming up in like 20 days and I had to cut roughly 7kgs. However, I knew one thing, what has to be done, has to be done and I achieved it”, said Aadil.

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The music video, set in an apocalyptic world of a Zombie rampage, showcased Aadil and his on screen love interest, Kashika Kapoor as two passionate lovers and trained dancers, amongst whom, Kashika is infected by the virus that will turn her into a zombie any moment. Aadil’s last wish is to dance with her one last time. “Despite being a trained dancer, when I heard the concept from Divyansh, I knew this will be

challenging because this was not just a dance sequence but I also had to emote my pain of losing my love to a virus and yet dance my heart out with her. It was a complete package and a brilliant concept to showcase my talent and honestly, Divyansh’s clarity and Kashika’s performance were two big supports”, expressed Aadil.

Shubhankar Jadhav, the choreographer and the editor of this music video designed the dance moves keeping their emotions and pain in mind and Aadil and Kashika have done a brilliant job in performing them rightly. When asked about his experience of working with Aadil, Shubhankar said, “Seeing Aadil bhai cut down was a treat for me. He is so hardworking that I was free in my head when I thought of certain steps that would require him to express the right emotions and dance along with them.”

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When Divyansh was asked about his thought behind casting Aadil for this music video, he said, “What more would I want in an artist, when he is brilliant with his performance as an actor, dances well and knows how to blend emotions and dance together. In addition I wanted an aesthetically fit artist and having known Aadil since ever, I knew he will give his all to bring me the look I wanted. Also, it’s a treat directing him for he exactly gives me what I want.” He further added, “It was so satisfying to hear from Aadil when he told me that what he achieved physically wasn’t his best and that he could have been a lot better but the crunch of time didn’t give him the chance to do so. However, wait for a few more months and you will see him at his ‘lean muscular’ best.”

Aadil is all pumped up for his debut and preparing up to return to big screen. His music video is available on the Wild Buffaloes Music YouTube channel and the song is out on music streaming platforms.

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“Gurnaam Singh Is Fierce Yet Calm, He Is Strong Yet Fragile”



Randeep Hooda's 'Cat' is a story of relationships - family, friendship and deceit!
Randeep Hooda’s ‘Cat’ is a story of relationships – family, friendship and deceit! ( Photo Credit – Movie Still )

Actor Randeep Hooda, is set to bring an intense and authentic story from Punjab with his upcoming crime thriller series ‘Cat’. This will be Randeep’s second venture in the streaming space after ‘Extraction,’ in which he shared the screen with Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth.

The trailer of the series was unveiled on Friday and it shows Randeep’s character of Gurnam Singh, a simpleton, who is compelled to infiltrate the drug cartels of Punjab as he works for the police in a bid to save his brother.

While Gurnaam is not new to this, the stakes are high, this time around. He finds himself plunged into the dark world of politics, corruption, and crime. The trailer is laced with drama, gore, and thrill and brings together the world of Punjab’s underbelly, politics, police, and drug lords.

Commenting on the occasion of the trailer release, Randeep Hooda said: “Gurnaam Singh is fierce yet calm, he is strong yet fragile and while you will find familiarity with this character, you will not be able to guess his next move. I am thoroughly excited with ‘Cat’ and that Balli (Balwinder Singh Janjua, the creator) has brought authenticity and genuineness to each and every scene.”

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Created and helmed by filmmaker Balwinder Singh Janjua, the series goes beyond the romanticised version of Punjab and puts forth a story of a brother’s love, remission and espionage.

Speaking about his foray into a direction, creator Balwinder Singh Janjua shares, “‘Cat’ is a very unique story and I am glad we could collaborate with Netflix to bring this story to life. As a writer and director, I will define ‘Cat’ as a story of relationships – be it family, friendship or deceit! It’s a story set in Punjab and explores two timelines as well as the underbelly and its complexities through well-defined characters.”

“We’ve shot in over 80 locations across Punjab to bring authenticity and flavour to the fore. Working on ‘Cat’ has been a rewarding journey and I can’t wait for the audience to experience it,” he added.

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Along with Randeep Hooda, the series stars phenomenal actors such as Suvinder Vicky, Hasleen Kaur, Geeta Aggarwal, Dakssh Ajit Singh, Sukhwinder Chahal, K.P. Singh, Kavya Thapar, Danish Sood and Pramod Pathal.

Produced by Movie Tunnel Productions in association with Jelly Bean Entertainment, ‘Cat’ will debut on Netflix on December 9 in Punjabi, Hindi and English.

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R&B Girl Group XG New Rap Video Out! Jurin, Harvey, Maya & Cocona Perform Their Own Different Beats- Watch!



Hiphop-R&B girl group XG release a new rap video featuring 4 members
Hiphop-R&B girl group XG release a new rap video featuring 4 members ( Photo Credit – YouTube )

High-powered girl group XG has come out with a new rap video featuring their four members. On Friday, a video entitled ‘[XG TAPE #2] GALZ XYPHER (Jurin, Harvey, Maya and Cocona)’ was posted to YouTube.

The video features individual performances from XG’s rappers: Jurin, Harvey, Maya and Cocona, with each of their own different beats and original lyrics.

The video will feature four samples, containing lyrics in English, Japanese and Korean – all in an unrivaled performance that is uniquely XG.

XG are a seven-member HipHop/R&B girl group consisting of Jurin, Chisa, Harvey, Hinata, Juria, Maya and Cocona.

They made waves worldwide with their second single ‘MASCARA’. Last month, XG released solo vocal performances by Chisa, Juria and Hinata receiving huge acclaim worldwide.

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With their second single ‘Mascara’, XG made a huge impact on the music scene, reaching number one on the iTunes song chart in 17 countries and territories and entering the Spotify ‘Viral50’ in 21 countries and territories.

Solo vocal performances by Chisa, Juria and Hinata were recently released, showcasing their exceptional vocal skills. These have received rave reviews from around the world.

Now, a new video from Hinata entitled ‘Welcome to My Party’ has been released. In this video, Hinata talks about her hometown, her hobbies and the type of music she likes to listen to.

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