Indian Gay DVDs

Thursday, February 28, 2008

YE on Green Cine

Sridhar Rangayan's flamboyant Bollywood drama Yours Emotionally concerns Ravi, a homosexual Indian expatriate residing in England, who carts his friend Paul along with him to a gay party in an Indian village. Once there, Ravi finds himself beginning to fall love with Mani, another guest at the event, and decides to stay in the area a few days to pursue this courtship. But the persistent interference of Paul - who desires an intense sexual affair with Mani - threatens to undo everything. Ravi is counseled in his pursuit by Murthy and Anna, two gay male proprietors of the hotel where he's staying. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

YE on Green Cine :

YE on Netflix

Yours Emotionally!. When Ravi (Premjit) travels back to his native India on a vacation with his friend Paul (Jack Lamport), he falls in love with the handsome Mani (Prateek Gandhi). In the comfort of India's gay subculture, their romance blossoms, but societal pressures have pushed Mani deep into the closet, and the lovers find their relationship at a crossroads. Sridhar Rangayan directs this love story co-starring Ikhlaq Khan and Ajai Rohilla. Rent the movie, Yours Emotionally!.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Review by Nicholas Sheffo

Yours Emotionally (Water Bearer)
Review by Nicholas Sheffo at

For all the wealth, modernism and outsourcing of business to India they have going on, the homophobia by society and law is outrageous and makes them seem like an old dictatorship. Writer/director Sirdhar Rangayan takes a look at this goofy situation in Yours Emotionally (2005), a film actually made and released in the U.K. since that is where Gay men from India go to see a better world of possibilities.

It is ironic that Gandhi had to die to get the Brits out of India, only for their gays to have to go there for more freedom, but that is what has happened.... Either way, India has already shown their homophobia and ignorance to Deepa Mehta for her Elements Trilogy (see Earth, Water and Fire separately on this site), so this will hopefully tick off the same idiots those films did.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 is a first for Water Bearer, usually letterboxing their widescreen releases. This may not have increased the detail much for this taped production, but it does make color richer and there are monochromatic lighting choices here and there that are interesting. The Dolby Digital 2.0 is simple stereo at best and is noticeably location sound. Extras include the trailer and a making of documentary Yellow & Blue.