Controversial gay film ‘Dunno Y2 - Life is a Moment’ gets release date

NEW DELHI: After a protracted battle with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the controversial gay film Dunno Y2 – Life is a Moment is slated for release on 17 September.


By sheer coincidence, the film is being released on the same day as Roland Emerich’s LGBT filmStonewall that kick-started the modern day gay movement. The Stonewall riots are often regarded as the birthplace of the LGBT movement.


Dunno Y2’s makers hoped that the movie will bring about a revolution for homosexuality lifestyle amongst the 2.5 million LGBT closeted community in India.


The film is on equality rights and conveys the message that love is above gender, race, religion or human boundaries. The film, which celebrates human rights, revolves around the love story of two boys - Aryan and Ashley.


In part one Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun, Aryan and Ashley fell in love but it had a tragic ending. However, Dunno Y2 - Life Is a Moment has moved on to celebration. It is the first Indian film, which will have two men getting married. This becomes even more important, as one is a Pakistani Muslim and the other an Indian Hindu. The filmmakers point out that if in India the conditions of LGBT rights are bad, in Pakistan they are worse.


The film is set in Norway, where same sex marriage has been legal for years. It is first Indian Norwegian collaboration film.


The film stars Kapil Sharma, Yuvraaj Parashar, Zeenat Aman, Pakistani actress Meera, Sadia, and a host of European actors and has been directed by Norwegian director Tonje Gjevjon and Indian director Sanjay Sharma. The sequel is a musical romantic comedy in three languages Hindi, English and Norwegian.

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