Sridhar Rangayan’s flamboyant drama delves deep into the invisible Indian gay culture. The movie explores cultural identities and openly challenges the Indian gay stereotype. Based on the theme of struggling love, Yours Emotionally is vivid, honest and full of passion.
Two best friends, Ravi and Paul go on a vacation to India where they attend an all night gay party. At the party Ravi falls for Mani, a good looking but strictly closeted working class guy. The scene becomes rocky as Paul reveals his own hook-up with Mani, but the love again blossoms within the confines of the hidden subculture. Will the traditions and customs allow these two love birds to accept each other? Can they be together as long as their love is a traditional scar of shame?
According to the director, what is interesting about the movie is the participation of more than 100 gay and transgender members of gay support groups in Mumbai and Gujarat. It is indeed appreciable that the movie has been shot so openly in a society that frowns on gay life. But the movie is disconsolate because of the prodigal use of characters. After watching the movie one may say that India is loaded with homosexuals and transgenders. Everyone is into everyone else without the slightest idea of why. That said, one must also admit that all these issues are overshadowed with the surreal beauty of the film. The bizarre colours, the excellent cinematography and of course the hot Indian characters make the movie a must watch.