February 10, 2009 6:30 pm February 13, 2009 9:00 pm
Mango Soufflé is the first openly gay male film from India and is an eye-opening exploration of gay sexuality and relationships in a culture that is far from accepting.
In a departure from Bollyood style, marked by mostly English-language dialogue and sans musical numbers, this heartfelt drama begins when gay fashion designer Kamlesh, reeling from a recently ended relationship, invites a group of friends (of all sorts) for dinner for a special announcement.
The situation reaches a boiling point when Kamlesh’s sister arrives with her new fiancé, a man with an explosive secret. From there, the action whips into a frenzy as sexual tensions build and skeletons fly out of the closet.
Writer/director Mahesh Dattani’s colorful directorial debut (based on his own acclaimed play) is a breezy, tangy and colorful peek into the contemporary life of Indian gay culture.