Some are of the opinion that by resorting to stereotypical gay representation, the film does the community great disservice. However, the fact that it is a mainstream film with two mainstream heroes taking the plunge to the extent of even showing a prolonged smooch and courtship should have the pink brigade cheering. Add to that the acceptance of this relationship by Kirron Kher, who plays Abhishek's mother in the film, in keeping with Dharma Productions philosophy, it's all about loving your family.
As per the buzz, producer Karan Johar has made a neat over-the-table profit. Going by the response to the film, the distributors should also be satisfied. What will emerge over the next few days will be interesting - is the movie as acceptable in small towns as it is in the urban centres? If yes, then this could well be another sign that things are a changing. And yes, the government may please consider doing away with the archaic Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, known as the "Anti-Sodomy Law".