The first movie in Deepa Mehta’s acclaimed Elements trilogy, Fire received tons of backlash from certain groups in India. Fire addressed the connection between two female lovers, and was one among the primary Bollywood films that addressed ho-=mo-=$e-=xuality. Despite being passed uncut by the Indian Censor Board, with an @d-= ult rating, many spiritual groups protested against the movie and its themes. This set a few flurry of public dialogue surrounding the movie, associated with ho-=mo-=$e-=xuality. and freedom of expression.