After a very busy week I decided to spend some family time and go to the movies to watch Broken Promises. I have for a long time experienced a great deal of discomfort in my conservative Indian home over my sexual orientation. After many difficult years my family finally accepted me and we now live in harmony.
This movie opened up old wounds of the lack of acceptance of the Indian community towards homosexuals. It’s quite troubling that this movie used some of the cheap tactics of humorizing homosexuals to add some comedic relief.
Homosexuals in the Indian community face a lot of victimization and bullying, which is statistically proven by many studies carried out in South Africa and abroad. It is of importance that the Indian media helps to improve the lives of the LGBT Indians, however this is not the case.
- I won’t waste money to watch rubbish & other reactions
- Broken Promises is a ton of insults to the LGBT community
Bollywood has also let Indian homosexuals down by using LGBT people as humor elements in movies such as the popular ‘Dostana’ and many others.
I found the two homosexual themes in Broken Promises to be in very bad taste. The utterance of the word “gay” in the movie was met with responses of shock, disgust and disbelief.
This movie will do more damage to the lives of LGBT Indian people who are trying very hard to get family and societal approval.
Apart from the LGBT themes in the movie, I felt that the movie was underwhelming and lacked the magic of previous movies under the same banner.