Queens! Destiny of Dance wins six awards at LAMA

MUMBAI: Miraj Entertainment’s Queens! Destiny of Dance recently made its dent on the global film circuit when it won six awards at The Los Angeles Movie Awards (LAMA) in the International Films category recently.

Besides winning the first prize in the international films category, the film won awards for best director for David Atkins, best cinematography, best costume design, best supporting actress for Seema Biswas and best special effects.

Queens! - Destiny of Dance takes one into the heart of an upmarket hijra community run by a lovingly-firm mother-figure called Guru Amma. The story is told through the eyes of a young hijra called Mukta - the archetype of hijras - beautiful, the best dancer in the community, a natural leader whom all the other ‘girls‘ look up to, and potentially the next Amma of the community.

That is….until the entry of a total stranger into their midst - a young 16-year-old whom Amma names Nandini.

Right from the outset Nandini is an enigma and a mystery - where has she come from? Who has sent her (if at all)? And the purpose of her coming? And what really is she? Is she in actual a goddess as Amma resolutely believes her to be? Is she a female? Is she male? Is she a hijra?

The mystery persists throughout. However, with Nandini‘s coming, things start going drastically wrong in the community, which ultimately compels Mukta to pursue the truth. The rest forms the crux of the film.

Said Miraj entertainment COO Sonal Deshpande, “We are here to make quality films. Queens, for us, is a journey of life in human experience that is seldom understood. The film is made with the honest efforts to show such lives in a better light. And through this film we hope to celebrate a way of life in every colour through dance of destiny.”

Queens! Dance of Destiny stars Seema Biswas, Vineeth, Laxminarayan Tripathi and Archana Gupta.

The Los Angeles Movie Awards aims to celebrate Independent Motion Picture and Literary Arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have an opportunity to be awarded for their work.

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