Welcome Valentine 2017

16 minutes / Colour / 2017
Directed by
Dhruv Satija

Country of production India

In a temple dedicated to Hanuman in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, a priest flouts convention by marrying couples who are shunned elsewhere: mostly those who have eloped from families who disapprove of their union, but also, even more controversially, same-sex couples. A portrait of a staggeringly progressive and liberal institution, that counters the conservatism and orthodoxy found elsewhere in India’s religious communities.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Student

Language and subtitles Hindi with English subtitles

Location(s) depicted Ahmedabad

Region South Asia

Country India

Keywords Marriage Love LGBTQI* Religion / Belief / Faith