Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia, which is a story on the horrors of child trafficking will finally hit theatres on September 14. This is Tabrez’ directorial debut and has been released in London and Melbourne receiving great response from the audiences. The makers are now excited on the release of the film in India. Also Read - Fair & Lovely: Abhay Deol, Richa Chadha, Bipasha Basu, Suhana Khan And Others Hail HUL's Decision to Remove 'Fair' From The Name
Talking about the same, Noorani said in a statement, “After the incredible audience reactions in London and Melbourne, I am thrilled that the movie is now releasing back home in India. I am blessed with a powerful ensemble cast and all of them have contributed to make this film special”. Also Read - Ali Fazal Shares Emotional Post After Mother’s Demise, Richa Chadha Says ‘Will Always Take Care of You’
“I am deeply thankful for the accolades ‘Love Sonia’ has got so far in London and Melbourne. Tabrez has made a powerful film and I am glad we are now releasing in India,” producer David Womark said. “Love Sonia enters the dark alleys where sex trafficking is a business and sexual exploitation and oppression a way of life,” he added about the film. Also Read - Rest in Peace Auntie: Richa Chadha Mourns Ali Fazal’s Mother Who Passed Away on Wednesday
Executive Producer Shalini Thackeray said, “‘Love Sonia’ is a brave and moving film. I am proud to be a part of this movie that talks about human trafficking in such a poignant manner. Samraaj Talkies is proud to present a movie featuring a strong ensemble cast.” To this, co-producer Amar Butala added, “Love Sonia’ is India’s most sincere and disturbing film on human trafficking. It a potent story that spans from India to Hong Kong all the way to Los Angeles”.
Produced by Tabrez and David, Love Sonia is a hard-hitting story of a 17-year-old girl who risks her life to rescue her sister from a vicious human trafficking network across India, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. The film has got standing ovations globally for its touching tale about human trafficking. It also won the best Indie Film Award at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2018.
It features Mrunal Thakur in her debut film role. The film also stars Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Rajkummar Rao, Sai Tamhankar, Adil Hussain and Mark Duplass, with a special appearance by Demi Moore.
Tabrez is an Indian born and bred producer who is a known name in Hollywood. He has produced films like Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Life of Pi (2012) among others.
(With inputs from IANS)