Sonam Sonam

Bhutanese_Flim_Sonam_SonamDIRECTOR : Tshering Wangyel

CAST : Lhakpa Dhendup, Tandin Bidha, Phub Thinley, Karma Tshering, Kinley Wangdi, Pema Sambhava

Synopsis : The plot revolves around two different individuals who are brought together by circumstances leading to a truly heartwarming romance

The movie, which is very simple in its plot, is like most Bhutanese movies that have yet to mature in terms of its story content.

Sonam and Sonam is a film that revolves around the lives of the two main characters Sonam Tenzin played by debutante Lhakpa Dhendup, and Sonam Dema, by well-known Tandin Bidha. The protagonists are vastly different in personalities but are brought together by circumstances leading to a truly heartwarming romance.

Sonam Tenzin is someone who has been indulged all his life and is, therefore, arrogant, immature, and selfish and has never taken on any responsibilities. His father wants him to face reality and become a responsible person and offers Sonam a job at his company but Sonam refuses, which causes further damage to the father-son relationship.

Sonam Dema, on the other hand, is an honest, hardworking and independent woman. She works for Sonam Tenzin’s father, who is very impressed by her diligence. Orphaned at a young age she has learned to strive on her own and is very much the opposite of Sonam Tenzin.

When the two first meet, they are off to a rough start but soon Sonam Tenzin is convinced that he is in love with Sonam Dema. He is determined to pursue her irrespective of the fact that she does not reciprocate his feelings. With time and a lot of effort from his side, Sonam Dema is finally able to see the side of him that is loving and compassionate.

His love for her changes him into a better man. He turns over a new leaf and even gets a job. Soon after, they get married. Everything seems perfect and the two cannot be happier.

The movie, which is very simple in its plot, is like most Bhutanese movies that have yet to mature in terms of its story content. The storyline is sometimes confusing and even dragged out.  It is definitely not one of Tshering Wangyel’s best works. However, Lhakpa Dhendup as a new comer to the Bhutanese silver screen has made an impressive debut. Tandin Bidha is equally good. If the movie doesn’t delight, the soundtrack should. It features the song “Tharingsa” which was an instant hit with the public.

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