A special screening of comedy film ‘Crazy Cukkad Family‘ was organised for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community here.
A Prakash Jha production, the film touches upon the sensitive topic of sexual orientation, in a small way. The screening was held for The Humsafar Trust at a PVR Cinema hall in Andheri West here Tuesday.
(Read: Crazy Cukkad Family movie review)
In the film, a family is shown accepting their son’s sexual preference. Though the film failed to create ripples at the box office, Ritesh Menon, director of the film, feels that the film can act as a ray of hope for the LGBT community of India, which is still fighting for their rights.
“It was such a wonderful experience watching ‘Crazy Cukkad Family’ with our LGBT friends. The laughs throughout and the applause during the gay marriage sequence was priceless. If our film can give hope and happiness we have won,” Menon said in a statement.
The film features Swanand Kirkire, Shilpa Shukla, Ninad Kamat, Kushal Punjabi and Siddharth Sharma. It was released Jan 16.