ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles by Pushpesh Kumar and Deepa SreenivasSubscribe to Pushpesh Kumar and Deepa Sreenivas

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui and Transfeminine Identity: Representation or Exclusion?

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui fits in with a trend initiated in recent years by a new generation of filmmakers, experimenting with characters and narratives that yield a more empathetic and mature representation of sexual minorities. The film has Maanvi, a trans girl, in a pivotal role, attempting to define her beyond her "transness"—highlighting her love for dance and life, her spiritedness and vulnerabilities. However, the process through which Maanvi, the trans girl protagonist, is "normalised" calls for some unpacking.
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