I’ve narrowed it down to my top three, but I just can’t pick between them! They are all wonderful and I love them all in their unapologetic “the audience will never get this so we are just gonna go for it” over the top romance.
First choice, which reigned triumphant in my heart as “gayest song in Hindi film” for years. “Jashn-E-Ishq” from Gunday. The title means “season of love”, and it is about the deep physical bond between childhood best friends and partners and BFFs Arjun and Ranveer. Which they express through wrestling, loudly singing “Season of love” at each other, and some very explicit train decoupling right at the end.
Next choice! Which I had heard about for years but somehow never seen. And then I saw it and started questioning Gunday‘s place on my mental list. “Yeh Dosti Tere Dum Se”, or “This friendship is my heartbeat”. Akshay, of course, always has chemistry with everybody. But you add on Bobby’s shirts, and all the handholding and gazing and stuff and it reaches a new level of romance.
And then right after I was ready to make my peace with “Yeh Dosti” as tying with “Jashn-E-Ishq”, Reflects on Life in the comments directed me to “Tere Yaar Hoon Main”. And yep, it can easily challenge the other two! It’s less about the physical love than “Jashn-E-Ishq”, and less about the euphoria of love than “Yeh Dosti Tere”, but the romance! The pure swoony tragic romance of it!!!!!
What do you say? Which of these is the Gayest of them all?