The film stars Vidhur Sethi and Sahib Verma in the lead roles
Last Updated: 05.55 AM, May 30, 2023
Film maker Onir may not be the regular Bollywood director who makes larger than life films that has grandeur as its middle name. He has to his credit, of having made heartfelt films like the Juhi Chawla- Sanjay Suri starrer ‘My Brother…Nikhil’ and ‘I Am’ (which starred Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das and others). The latest offering to the cine audiences film from Onir is ‘, a film that is touted to be a celebration of love within the LGBTQ community and is a story that is a powerful advocate for their true representation in cinema.
Today, the filmmaker released the film’s first look in the form of the film’s poster. The said film, which serves as a powerful advocate for true representation of the LGBTQ community in cinema coming from lived experiences, is now set to open South Asia's largest queer film festival, ‘Kashish’, on 7th June. The film promises to captivate audiences with its layered love story of a gay man as he navigates through love, loss and desire. The film stars Vidhur Sethi and Sahib Verma in the lead roles.
Earlier, while talking about the film ‘Pine Cone’, director Onir said, “Speaking about the film, Onir said, "Pine Cone’ is a very special film to me. As the process started, the Ministry of Defence did not approve one of my scripts that was inspired by a real story. So, we started working on this story in 2021, so that we continue telling our stories and overcome resistance to our identity. ‘Pine Cone’ comes from memories of love, loss, deceit and forgiveness. Forgiving the world, that special person and oneself and celebrating the beauty of our journey... the rainbow journey”.
What is very unique about the film is that, it introduces five debutant actors. And, as for the film’s lead actor Vidur Sethi, Onir said that, he might be one of the first queer Indian actors to be introduced as lead in a feature film.