Roobha (2018)

A beautiful twenty-year old dancer with a secret named Roobha has fallen for the much older Anthony. Each of them finds an escape within the passion they have for one another. However, once their families discover their secret love, their worlds fall apart.

Born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka and raised in Toronto, Canada, this is the third film by director Lenin M. Sivam, who wrote this along with Jesuthasan Antonythasan (who also plays Anthony).

The secret is that Roobha is transgender and her conservative family does noy understand her. Finding work on the streets of Toronto, she has endured ridicule and assault before falling with Anthony, whose poor health and family life make a happy ending untenable.

This isn’t a happy story, but an interesting one. You can find it on demand from IndieCan Entertainment.

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