“My film is not about two gay people meeting but about two individuals who meet and stumble upon love. And that lasts till the train ride. Outside they have their own world. One of them is married and has to go back to his world and this suffering young man has to go back to his misery. The film’s focus remains the fleeting solace they find in each other,” says Faraz Arif Ansari, the director of India’s first silent LGBT short film ‘Sisak’ which is going to be screened at various international film festivals soon.
According to Scroll.in Sisak follows two young men (Jitin Gulati and Dhruv Singhal) who take the same local train home every day. As the film progresses, the shy and reticent men gravitate close enough to say something to each other, but they cannot muster the courage to open their mouths. The story can be seen as an allegory on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexual sex.
It stars Jitin Gulati and Dhruv Singhal.
Watch the trailer here