Why south Indian films can’t shake off the queer phobia

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South Indian films still have a long way to go in their portrayal of the queer community. Photo: iStock

Early last year, Tamil movie ‘En Maghan Maghizhvan‘ (My Son is Gay) was in the film festival circuit and won the Best Film Award at the Second Indian World Film Festival. With a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), compelling performances from its talented cast and positive reviews right from its premiere, the film......

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