Unrated | 1h 22min | Drama | 15 September 2020 (USA)
Vilom, a lonely, isolated young man from India, is obsessed with becoming internet-famous and deeply confused about his sexuality. When he moves in with Amay, a dynamic, openly gay hairdresser, and Nivi, a beautiful struggling actress, he finds that they are both slowly falling in love with him. This sudden love triangle leads to even more confusion, forcing Vilom to examine his sexual and romantic wants and needs on an even deeper level. Meanwhile, societal pressures and prejudices are beginning to build just outside the walls of their home. The feature-length debut of Mumbai-based actor Sunder Pal, Vilom is an unflinching sociopolitical drama. Centered around gender-blending gay/straight relationships, this films tells a provocative story of risk-taking, creativity, rebellion and survival.
I was so unexpectedly moved by this sensitive and beautifully directed drama about the realities of gay love in small town India. I strongly urge everyone to check this out. The film is one of the most achingly accurate portraits of the lives of these individuals. It truly deserves to be seen by a wider audience and released on streaming platforms. Right now it is available as a DVD from TLA releasing in the United States. Please seek it and check it out if you can.
Director: Sunder Pal
Writer: Sunder Pal
Stars: Balwinder Bannu, Chaman Bansal, Ambika Kamal
Release Date: 15 September 2020 (USA)
Filming Locations: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42 (mp42)
File size : 1.19 GiB
Duration : 1 h 20 min
Overall bit rate : 2 130 kb/s