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Riyad Wadia passed away on Nov 30, 2003.
As a filmmaker, he made the first explicitly gay film in India - BOMgAY - based on the poems of R. Raj Rao. He was 42.

This film festival is a tribute to him.
Check out the report of an earlier festival  

Date : Sunday, 30 November 2003

Time: 1:30 pm onwards

The Films to be screened :

1. Celluloid Closet - chronicles the way Hollywood movies have portrayed homosexuals for the past 100 years and how these images, both positive and negative, have helped shape America's attitudes toward gays. Directed by Rob Epstein (100 min)

2. I Think I Do - well written gay comedy - Two college roommates meet five years after graduation at their house mate's wedding. One of them is gay, the other, is a hit with the ladies but with a secret of his own. (90 min)

3. Life and Times of Harvey Milk - a documentary chronicling the life and career of charismatic, openly gay San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk, whose life was cut short by an assassin's bullet. Also directed by Rob Epstein (88 min)

4. BOMgAY - by Riyad Wadia based on the poems by R. Raj Rao. Starring Rahul Bose. (14 min)

CONTRIBUTION - Entry is free. The event is entirely sponsored by GayBombay.

Landmarc Citi
Sriram Mills Compound
Gate No 5 & 6
G M Bhosale Marg,
Near Worli Naka,
Mumbai 400 018
Tel : 5661-1100 /01 /02

From South Bombay - If you are coming from the Haji Ali side, at Worli Naka go STRAIGHT on to G.S. Bhosale Marg This will take you towards the BDD chawls and further down is the Mahindra Towers. (DON'T go LEFT on the Anne Besant Road towards Poddar Hospital). Once you are on this road you will come on to a busy congested market area. You will come to a tiny Masjid. Take a RIGHT here. You will come to Shaman Automobiles - Fiat Garage. Turn in. This is the entry gate # 5 of Sriram Mills for MIKANOS.

From North Bombay - If you are coming from the suburbs down Anne Besant Road - go past the Passport Office and turn LEFT after Glaxo towards Doordarshan. Take the 2nd turn to the RIGHT on to G.M. Bhosale Marg. Go past the Mahindra Towers towards Worli Naka. Just before you hit the Naka you will come to a Masjid on your LEFT. Turn LEFT here. You will see Shaman Automobiles. This is the entry gate of Sriram Mills for MIKANOS.

Lower Parel Station - is the closest Western Railway Station. You can cab it up from here or take one of the many buses - #44, #50, #166. Get off at the Sriram Mills Stop. You can also take a cab from Mahalaxmi Station.



  1. The films are excellent original copies on DVD & VHS.
  2. The films are NOT pornographic. Only good, clean gay films.
  3. GB as a support group, has created this comfort space/event for gays, many of whom may be "newbies" (those still coming to terms with their sexuality and who have mustered courage to come for such a meeting for the first time). So we request you to be sensitive to the comfort levels of others attending this event and behave and dress accordingly.


This is a GayBombay (gb) organized event
Rights of admission reserved.
You have to 18 years and above to participate in this event


If you have any further queries/questions please email at: friend@gaybombay.cc 



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