Movie Review: Bijli

Bijli is about a person who passes as “Fayaaz”, a man, during the day, and dances as “Bijli” in drag, to Bollywood songs at night.

Fayaaz has fond memories of his deceased parents, but has a bittersweet relationship with his faith, and the Mosque.

My partner showed me a post titled, A Flash of Lightning: Bijli on the blog Racialicious about a short film called “Bijli.”

“Bijli” is a 15-minute long, international film about a Muslim pakistani who moved to Manhattan, New York.

Furthermore, this film is about a person who passes as “Fayaaz”, a man, during the day, and dances as “Bijli” in drag, to Bollywood songs at night.

Fayaaz has fond memories of his deceased parents, but has a bittersweet relationship with his faith, and the Mosque.

For more, just watch the full 15-minute short on youtube! – Bijli

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Anurag

Anurag is a queer, feminist, social worker-to-be. Currently residing in the cornfields of Illinois.  Fierce, emotional and reclaiming the brown-ness.