World AIDs Day! How is it Addressed in Hindi Film?

Amitabh just reminded me through twitter that it is World AIDs Day today.  And I also got an email from the very very good local AIDs clinic in Chicago (donate to them!  They do good stuff), and I thought it might be interesting to look at the few times Indian film as acknowledged the AIDs epidemic in the country.  It’s about the same amount as American pop culture has acknowledged it, but more musical! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Friday Classics: Kaminey, the Best Bhardwaj Film and the Best Bombay Film for Ganesh Chaturpathi

Not sure why I suddenly felt like writing about this film, but I did, so you will have to put up with it.  And it is a really really good film.  An odd film, not as easy a sell as Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare trilogy, but brilliant if you give it a chance.  Plus, it’s Ganesh Chaturpathi, and this is a nice Bombay themed film for that.

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Happy World AIDs Day!!!

I just got an email from Howard Brown reminding me (donate to them!  They do good stuff), and I thought it might be interesting to look at the few times Indian film as acknowledged the AIDs epidemic in the country.  It’s about the same amount as American pop culture has acknowledged it, but more musical!

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