Soongava — Dance of the Orchids is a Nepali Movie by Subarna Thapa. Soongava stars Nisha Adhikari and Diya Maskey in the lead roles of two lesbian lovers. Other actors doing pivotal roles in the film are Saugat Malla, Basundhara Bhusal, Laxmi Giri, Menuka Pradhan and Sarita Giri. The story, screenplay and dialogues of the film have been written by Thapa himself, while the film has been produced collaboratively by Rapsodie Production (France), Ami Films (Nepal), and Cite Films (France).
The story is based on the Capital City of Kathmandu. Diya, a young girl dreams of being a professional dancer encouraged by her best friend Kiran. While her parents have promised her hand to a stranger, her friendship with Kiran develops into a love affair. Crossing over all her Traditions and Local Morals, Diya breaks off with her fiance to live with her Girlfriend. But it wont be easy for them to live with such a relationship on a traditional city like Katmandu. They felt themselves in danger living out their lifestyle.
Deeya Maskey, Nisha Adhikari, Saugat Malla, Bashundara Bhusal, Nirmal Nisar, Rajendra Man Shakya, Laxmi Giri, Prakash Ghimire, Sunita Thakura, Bharat Maharjan, Menuka Pradhan, Sarita Giri, Naswa Joshi…
Written/Directed by: Subarna Thapa
DOP : Sara Cornu- France
Producers:Virginie Lacombe ( Rapsodie production), Raphael Berdugo (Cité Films),