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Soongava: Dance of the Orchids (2012)

Soongava (original title)
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 ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Deeya Maskey Deeya Maskey ... Diya
Nisha Adhikari Nisha Adhikari ... Kiran
Saugat Malla Saugat Malla ... Kiran's Brother
Basundhara Bhusal Basundhara Bhusal ... Kiran's mother
Nirmal Nisar Nirmal Nisar ... Kiran's father
Rajendra Man Shakya Rajendra Man Shakya ... Diya's father
Laxmi Giri Laxmi Giri ... Diya's mother
Sunita Thakura Sunita Thakura ... Diya's sister
Bharat Maharjan Bharat Maharjan ... Diya's brother-in-law
Subarna Thapa ... Diya's fiance
Prakash Ghimire Prakash Ghimire ... Principal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Menuka Pradhan Menuka Pradhan


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. Written by jerry010

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Drama | Romance




France | Nepal


Nepali | English

Release Date:

4 January 2012 (Nepal) See more »

Also Known As:

Soongava - The Dance of the Orchids See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Best Movie
11 January 2015 | by akash-kunwarSee all my reviews

Its a best movie with Nepal's realistic context. Tho, I've heard its not good movie because it doesn't have sexy scenes etc. But I think It has everything that story demands. Nisha and Diya play the role greatly, I wish in Nepal, people would get some education about sexuality. Though, its very sad story, but it represents the story of those unlucky people in Nepal, who are forced to marry to someone they don't love. similarly in this movie, she is being killed for being who she is, for loving someone she wants. Its sad they haven't released it in DVD, I hope it will be released in DVD too. I watched it in big screen and Loved it, after few days I tried to take my mum to show it but it was already gone from Cinema.

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