September 6, 2018, is a day written with golden words in the Indian history as it was the day when Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which stated that sexual activities “against the order of nature” stands to be illegal was abolished. ‘Section 377 अब Normal’ is a ZEE5’s Original that will showcase the depiction of the petitions that lead to the verdict of the Supreme Court that Homosexuality Is Not a Crime in India.
The Battle is only half won
The series is about the verdict by the Supreme Court of India abolishing Section 377, but it also showcases that the passing of verdict in the favor of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) Community is the only victory over the half battlefield and still the other half is awaited. The other half of the battle will be conquered when the whole society will accept the group of LGBTs and will treat them equally with respect which they should be given. The teaser showcases how people treat the LGBT group and how they were harassed just because of being different. It also shows what problems and hatred did the LGBT supporters faced by the Orthodox community. Check out trailer.
Why it is a must watch?
This series will change people minds as it showcases what problems were faced by the community just because they loved the person of the same sex. It will change people perspective on the LGBT Community and would implant that abolishing Section 377 was one of the best judgment by the Supreme Court. It will change the thinking of people who thought that the LGBT Community is different than the normal people and that they should not be treated equally. It will help them realize that whatever happened with the LGBT Community till now was not fair and it should not be followed henceforth and that the Community deserves equal respect as others. Their love is also pure as others the difference is just that they love the person of the same sex and that is not a problem. It has many impactful dialogues out of one is in the court proceedings in the supreme court started which is ‘I am what I am, so take me as I am’ and one more statement is that ‘A person cannot be tagged as a criminal just because he/she loves the person of same sex.’
Section 377 अब Normal Cast
The cast of series has many Bollywood icons including Tanu Weds Manu Returns fame Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumud Mishra (Rockstar, Filmistaan, Revolver Rani etc), Titli fame Shashank Arora and Luck by Chance fame actor Sid Makkar playing central roles in the film and other renowned actors Tanvi Azmi and Maanvi Gagroo being part of the film. They will play the central roles of the five petitioners who objected to the decision of the Supreme Court of India for making homosexuality legal.
Released on 19th March 2019, Section 377 is currently streaming on ZEE5. So, go ahead and watch it now!