The Square Circle (1996)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Melodrama, Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - India  |  
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It's difficult to tell the girls from the boys in this off-beat, melodramatic East Indian love story. The story centers on a classically trained actor who has spent his entire life performing onstage as a woman, something that has carried over into his personal life. He is on the road one day when he meets a frightened young woman who was kidnapped just before her wedding day and sent off to become a prostitute. She fought her captors and escaped, but then suffered at the hands of three brutes on a beach. The drag queen offers to return her to her home, but only if she will disguise herself as a man. Thus an odd-couple is formed. As they make the long journey back to her village and endure a few adventures, the two find themselves falling in love.

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abuse, damsel-in-distress, escape, kidnapping, love, on-the-run, prostitute/prostitution