Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon

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Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon
Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed by Sanjay Sharma
Produced by Rajkumari Satyaprakash
Written by Kanjar Sharma [1]
Starring Kapil Sharma I
Yuvraaj Parashar
Music by Nikhil Kamat
Cinematography Basheer Ali
Edited by Sanjay Sharma
Production
company
Movies Masti Magic Studios
Release dates
  • 22 September 2010 (2010-09-22) (I View Festival)
  • 12 November 2010 (2010-11-12) (India)
Country India
Language English
Hindi

Dunno Y...Na Jaane Kyon (English: Don't Know Why) is a 2010 bilingual Indian film. It was directed by Sanjay Sharma and written by his brother Kapil Sharma who also played the lead.[2] It premiered in April 2010 at India's first mainstream gay film festival, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. It features the first gay kiss in Indian cinema between Yuvraaj Parashar and Kapil Sharma.

The film had its North American premiere at the I View Film Festival in New York and also will be screened at the Sydney Film Festival and the Indian Film Festival of London (IFFL). Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon was released in theatres in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland in September 2010.[3] The film is Directed by Sanjay Sharma

Cast[edit]

Main actors Yuvraaj Parashar and Kapil Sharma at a special screening of the film

Music[edit]

The film's music is composed by Nikhil Kamat. The theme song "Pal mein rishte badal jaate hain" is performed by Lata Mangeshkar.[4] The film also features Zeenat Aman performing the song "Aap Jaise Koi" from her film Qurbani and the song "Chura Liya Hai Tumne" from Yaadon Ki Baraat.[5]

Controversy[edit]

The real life parents of Yuvraaj Parashar, one of two lead characters, have initiated legal action to disown him because of the shame arising from the film, claiming to "not want to see his face even in death".[6] This came despite Parashar winning acclaim from Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Chhagan Bhujbal for his sensitive portrayal of gay men.[7]

Furthermore, the lovemaking scene between Parashar and Kapil Sharma is facing censorship. Sharma said: “Why should the censors be scandalised if two men are kissing and making love? The ones in my film are very aesthetic. And so what if it’s two men making love? Love is love regardless of gender.”[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roshni Mukherjee, (12 November 2010). "People are so focussed on the script: Maradona". Times of India. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Jason Burke (23 April 2010). "India's answer to Brokeback Mountain ready to hit cinemas". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kapil, Yuvraaj Parashar going global". Times of India. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Roshmila Bhattacharya (19 August 2010). "Lata Mangeshkar sings for Zeenat Aman". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Shaheeen Parkar (12 December 2009). "Zeenat forced to sing Aap Jaisa Koi as punishment". Mid-Day. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Hernandez, Greg (2010-09-27). "Indian film star Yuvraaj Parasher is disowned by his family for playing a gay man in a film". Greginhollywood.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Yuvraaj's family family disowns him - Times Of India". Times of India. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  8. ^ "Gay Film in India Sparks Homophobia DUNNO Y…NA JAANE KYUN". Best Gay News Magazine. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 

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