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Award-winning gay Indian feature film screening on Netflix

Award-winning gay Indian feature film screening on Netflix

Evening Shadows is now showing on Netflix (Photo: Twitter)

One of India’s first LGBTI-themed feature-length films, Evening Shadows, is now streaming on Netflix.

Evening Shadows tells the story of a young man coming out to his mother in a small town in southern India.

Director Sridhar Rangayan crowd-funded most of the finances for the film.

Throughout 2018 it had a successful festival run, showing at 55 international festivals and picking up 16 awards.

‘Evening Shadows has been touching hearts and creating a very important bridge between LGBTQ communities and their families across the world’ said Rangayan.

‘We are happy to continue not only its film festival run, but also continue to explore its exhibition at mainstream platforms’.

Section 377

Earlier this year, it also became the first LGBTI-themed movie released in theaters following decriminalization of gay sex.

India’s Supreme Court in September last year ruled the country’s ban on gay sex was unconstitutional.

The film also went on to show in San Francsico.

Evening Shadows stars Mona Ambegaonkar, Ananth Mahadevan, Devansh Doshi and Arpit Chaudhary.

What’s more, the film includes the song Surmaee Shaam, composed and sung by eminent musician Shubha Mudgal.

One viewer on Twitter described it as a ‘beautiful movie’ that they ‘instantly connected with’.

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