A comic-tragic evening with two Indian drag queens and a gay teenager as they attempt to seduce a handsome bisexual hunk.
Apart from being a drag romp set a la Bollywood entertainer with song and dance routines, the film is an exposition of the Indian gay landscape, the humanly tender bonds between drag queens in India who form unique, non-patriarchal families and the lurking impact of HIV/AIDS.
- Jury Award for Best Feature
2004 Fire Island FIlm and Video Festival (Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY)
- Le Prix Comtesse des Flandres' - Best Film
2003 Question de Genre (Lille, FRANCE)
The wonder is that it was not made before. The reality is that it is here now.
~ Ashok Row Kavi, Pioneering Gay Activist; Chairman, The Humsafar Trust, India
Intimate, sad and humorousGulabi Aaina... An excellent example of Indian cinema, and it is surprising to know that it has been prohibited in its country.