Series: Queer Commons Film Festival
EK LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA ( THIS IS HOW I FELT WHEN I SAW A GIRL) is a pioneering release for Indian cinema: the first mainstream, star-studded blockbuster about a family coming to terms with their daughter loving another woman. It has the trappings of a classic Bollywood story about forbidden love – that just happens to be between two women.
Some love stories are not simple, Sweety's is one such story. She has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants to get her married, a young writer who is completely smitten by her, a secret that she harbours close to her heart and ultimately the truth that her true love might not find acceptance in her family and society.