Crazy Little Thing Called Loev

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Crazy Little Thing Called Loev

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza


here’s a sharp, fleeting sequence in Sudhanshu Saria’s Loev that encapsulates what it means to be a LGBT person in this country.

Sahil and Jai, the protagonists are on their way back from dinner. Jai can’t take his eyes off his partner, and reaches out to lace their fingers together but within seconds, is forced to disentangle. A man is staring at them, observing their interaction closely. But there’s a subtle shift in Jai’s mind: The stranger’s presence makes him reach out again and hold Sahil’s hand more purposefully.