Indian Gay DVDs

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.

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