The Holy Bride

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The Holy Bride (Rukuni Koina)

Directed by Jadab Mahanta

  • India 2018; 90 min
  • Original version: Assamese
  • Genre: Fiction


The film RUKUNI KOINA is based on a true story. It is about Gunati, a girl who has been suffering from primary amenorrhea – a disease where menstrual cycles never start. Gunati’s medical condition affects her prospects of marriage. Her social life too suffers. At every stage, Gunati finds herself facing questions from people about her problem. In Assamese culture, an important ritual is performed at the onset of puberty. This ceremony plays a vital role in the film and provides a glimpse into important aspects of Assamese culture.



    Jadab Mahanta