The film was shot in secrecy due to India’s extreme LGBT laws.
Sudhanshu Saria’s debut feature, a gay love story shot entirely on location in India, will receive an exclusive global launch May 1 on Netflix, Deadline reports. The film premiered last year at SXSW.
Because homosexuality in India is still a crime and punishable by life imprisonment, the filmmakers took a risk and produced Loev in secrecy.
According to an official synopsis, Loev follows two friends—Wall Street dealmaker Jai (Shiv Pandit) and Mumbai-based music producer Sahil (Dhruv Ganesh)—on an emotional road trip where “chances are missed, truths are evaded, and an unexpected love develops.”
Watch the Loev trailer below: