Society has always shut doors on culture of homosexuals and this continues to be a practice in the 21st century as well. Transgenders or gay are often exploited as sex workers and the same has been incorporated in a movie titled “Rainbows Are Real” (RAR). The movie directed by Ritesh Sharma will be screened at Epicentre on Tuesday.
The movie throws light on the individual lives of Anu, Tracy and Pauli and how their undying spirit helps them to overcome the fear of society and also features several interviews from the transgender community.
RAR has been shot in Bangla - English- Hindi and points out the criticising nature of the society. Ritesh Sharma got the idea of making this movie in 2008 when he got an opportunity to interact with a transgender over a candid conversation.
“RAR is about their homes, childhood, work, hobbies, relationships and what obstacles they have faced in life. My main objective is to change the perception of people towards transgenders and break all the barriers demarcating the society. I did an extensive research for 8-9 months and interacted with lot of transgenders during my research”, said Ritesh Sharma, Director of RAR as reported by English daily ToI.
The director feels that transgender community has been neglected by the society. He was bewildered with the decision of Supreme Court to make section 377 criminalize in late 2013 and hopes that movies like RAR might help in making a difference to the society norms.
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