The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) community is scarcely represented in different entertainment mediums. Their feelings, emotions and thoughts never find any depiction. The only work they ever get is adding the comical element in a project. But here’s a short film that doesn’t comedify them.
Baby Steps is about Delhi-boy Dev who is staying in Mumbai for work. His only family is his mother, who is trying to keep busy after the death of Dev’s father. During a regular video call, Dev is pestered about when he will get married by the mother. That’s when she meets Ishaan, who is introduced as Dev’s colleague.
In reality though, Dev and Ishaan are gay lovers. What will happen when Dev’s mother finds this out?
What’s WOW? The portrayal of the gay couple is a far cry from the typical humor element and that is such a welcome change.
What’s Blah? The only disappointment is Ishaan as a gay character. He falls in the typical ‘gay’ persona and that may not be true for every grey character.
Parting Shot: Despite falling into the ‘preconceived notions’ pit, Baby Steps is a worthy effort.
Writer and Director: Joyeeta Chatterjee
Cast: Soni Razdan, Akshay Oberoi, Paras Tomar
Duration: 9.51 mins
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