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“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide. That is both bitter and sweet to be true. Everyone defines love differently, and to be honest, we should all be accepted for who we love. Section 377 became legal in India only a few years ago, and I’m proud to say that it is PRIDE month! And, without a doubt, it is time to rejoice in love! It’s time to celebrate yourself and, more importantly, to be proud of yourself!

Our beloved Bollywood industry has begun to create films in order to find a mainstream audience, to support and raise a voice to those who are anti-LGBT, and believe me, we have loved to support it. So, to give this month a sweet little twist, here are 5 essential LGBTQ films to watch this PRIDE month!


This film is about a girl named Sweety (Sonam Kapoor), a closeted lesbian who hides her sexuality to avoid upsetting her family and agrees to marry a man chosen by a typical Punjabi family. Furthermore, this film depicts the father-daughter relationship and how they battle society to get Sweety out of her bubble.

Streaming on: Netflix


We are all aware of this lovely film, which was released in February 2022, in which Shardul Thakur (Rajkumar Rao), a police officer, and Suman Singh (Bhumi Pednekar) are pressured to marry. Hiding their sexuality secrets, both of them agree to get married in order to escape the chaos. But when Suman’s girlfriend begins to stay with her, they have no idea what surprises await them. It’s entertaining, comical, and an emotional roller coaster.

Streaming on: Netflix

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This late Rishi Kapoor film is a heart melter. The plot begins with the introduction of two brothers, Rahul Kapoor (Fawad Khan) and Arjun Kapoor (Sidharth Malhotra), who are both invited to their childhood home in Connor to visit their 90-year-old grandfather (Rishi Kapoor), who has suffered from a cardiac arrest. Rahul had planned to reveal secrets to his entire family, but the plot twists when Tia Malik (Alia Bhatt) causes a schism between two of them. There’s romance, comedy, and drama to be found. What else do we require for a good movie change?

Streaming on : Amazon Prime Video


Kalki Koechlin’s classic film Margarita with a Straw. She decides to study in New York because she is a rebellious woman with cerebral palsy. While she is attempting to discover herself while travelling through a completely unknown city, she begins to experience a life-changing romance in which she falls in love with a female activist who is blind. A must-see film for a lousy afternoon.

Streaming on: Netflix

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This film has brought about a revolution in the Bollywood industry. Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan is an emotional yet humorous film about two gay men, Kartik (Ayushmaan Khurana) and Aman (Jitendra Kumar), who try to persuade their families about their relationship. Situations are not easy when Kartik plans to fight his entire family and Aman decides to marry a girl under duress. It makes your heart race, and it’s a must-see movie for the weekend.

Streaming on : Amazon Prime Video

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There you have it folks! These are the ultimate 5 LGBTQ movies to stream this PRIDE month!! Watch these and let me know what you liked the most in the comments!

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