Soongava: Dance of the Orchids

2012

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Soongava (original title)

drama, romance

Soongava: Dance of the Orchids
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Director(s): Subarna Thapa

Writer(s): Subarna Thapa

Cast: Deeya Maskey, Nisha Adhikari, Saugat Malla, Bashundhara Bhusal

Spoken in Nepali,English

Subtitles in English

Country:

Nepal

Genre: drama,romance, arranged marriage,forbidden love, lesbian storyline

Availability: globally

Diya, who wishes to become a dancer enters into an arranged marriage, although she's in love with her friend Kiran.

Independent and strong-willed Diya, now 22 years of age, is training to be a traditional Nepalese dancer. She forms a deep escalating friendship with another dance pupil, Kiran. Her feelings clearly border on physical desire. She is desolate when her parents find a suitable man for her to marry. Meanwhile, her closeness to Kiran becomes passionate and they become lovers. Diya breaks off her engagement. The two young women decide to live together. The open avowal of their relationship exposes them to ridicule and alienation. How their strength makes them surmount these hardships forms the climax of the film.