Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan which literally in English translates to ‘Happy Marriage – Extra caution’ is an Indian film which has two men playing the role of protagonist. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar as a Gay couple, the story plot has included why India is homophobic?
When the trailer of the movie was released last year, it had a lot of applauds from critics and audience. Though Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan is not the first movie in Bollywood which speaks about Homosexual relationship but we can say it has become one of the successful Queer movies from the money collected in Box office in less than a week.
The movie describes Kartik and Aman in a strong relationship and are living in Delhi. They travel to Allahabad to reveal their relationship to the to reveal their sexuality as Gay. There are instances where there is a misconception about gender and sexuality in the movie but the message is loud and clear. The credit of the film is that it really lets go of all the gender and sexual stereotypes of Gay though Ayushmann’s character had a nose ring and tattoo.
Ayushmann has never failed to give a different view on the character he plays in the movies. The movie nonly ot only caught the eyes on the Indian audience but also has hit the international stars. American President Donald Trump had given his comments through twitter.
Human rights campaigner and LGBTQ+ activist Peter Tatchell shared a tweet praising Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. His tweet read, “A new #Bollywood rom-com featuring a gay romance is hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Hurrah!” For which, Trump retweeted it with the comment saying ‘Great.’ Ayushmann in a recent interview, stated that it was a surprise to see Donald Trump tweeting about his movie. He also hoped that Trump should watch the movie and work on the LGBTQ+ rights in his country.
Though not the first Queer movie of Bollywood, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan had its own essence to grasp the audience on understanding Homosexuality.