Pride Month: 3 ZEE5 Originals That Prove #LoveIsLove (And With Pride)

From 377 Ab Normal to Aligarh, a binge-list for culturally significant LGBTQA movies for #Pride2020.

1. 377 Ab Normal

Section 377 Ab Normal ZEE5 Original Poster
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377 अब Normal is a ZEE5 Original film and tops out list. Starring Sid Makkar, Maanvi Gagroo, Tanvi Azmi, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumud Mishra and Shashank Arora, the movie is inspired by true events. The emotional drama is a brilliant example of how one should #WelcomeChange as it narrates the journey of five petitioners who challenged Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Witness the struggles of the LGBT community and the landmark judgment that marked the beginning of a new era of equality in India. Catch trailer here to know more:

2. REJCTX

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REJCTX is the quintessential high school drama. The ZEE5 Original stresses upon the acceptance of one’s sexuality. Sehmat, a conservative Muslim girl, battles with identity issues. One of the narratives running deep through REJCTX is how teenagers grapple to come to terms with their sexual identity and why it is important to let them. #LoveIsLove

3. Ragini MMS Returns Season 2

Ragini MMS Returns Season 2 new poster
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Ragini MMS Returns Season 2 is an erotic horror web series one may argue. However, it significantly contributes in normalizing intimate scenes between same sex couples on the big screen, and not just in the realm of the real world. For the longest we have seen subtle and sarcastic depiction of homosexuality but it is high time we wrap our heads around  a very basic fact and feeling.

4. Aligarh

manoj bajpayee rajkummar rao in aligarh
manoj bajpayee rajkummar rao in aligarh

Aligarh is a 2016 Hindi biography drama film starring Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao. Based on a real-life incident, the film reveals the plight of homosexuals in the Indian society. The story revolves around professor Ramchandra Siras of Aligarh Muslim University who gets suspended due to his sexual orientation. The film was critically acclaimed and Manoj Bajpayee won the Filmfare Critics’ Award for Best Actor.

5. Kahaani Mitra Ki

Kahaani Mitra Ki
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Kahaani Mitra Ki is a Hindi play now streaming on ZEE5, starring Sayalee Pathak, Parna Pethe, Abhay Mahajan, Om Bhutkar and Priyanshu Painyuli. Bapu and Mitra are two unlikely friends studying in a college in Pune. One day, Mitra reveals her secret to Bapu that she has feelings for Nama, a female student, instead of men. These innocent teenagers get caught up in a web of their own chaotic feelings and the stigma attached to their arrangement from society.

6. A Married Woman

Ridhia Dogra and Monica Dogra in A Married Woman
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*Special Mention

Based on Manju Kapur’s book, the OTT platforms join hands to bring to you an unconventional love story starring Ridhi Dogra and Monica Dogra. A romantic saga of two beautiful souls that come together beyond societal bounds, the plot is set during the time of political unrest that ensued in 1992. A Supreme Court verdict in 2019 has healed the wounds suffered 27 years ago!

Even though A Married Woman may be in the making, it gives us immense joy to announce that yet another beautiful love saga will be soon streaming on your screens! After all, #LoveIsLove.

Now carry your entertainment with you everywhere with the latest collection of movies and series on ZEE5!

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