Yogesh Bhardwaj, director

Shabnam Mousi (India, 2005)

Original one sheet movie poster


Based on a true story, Shabnam Mousi is a Bollywood musical about a hijra who overcomes numerous obstacles to become a successful politician.   A hijra is a physically male or intersex person who is considered a member of "the third sex".  Soon after Shabnam’s birth, he is given by his parents to a group of hijras to be raised in their community.  Ashutosh Rana plays the adult Shabnam, who first becomes a dancer, but later decides to enter the volatile world of Indian politics.


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