Tabrez Noorani’s 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. “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,” Noorani said in a statement.
It features Mrunal Thakur in her debut film role, with a cast including Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Rajkummar Rao, Sai Tamhankar, Adil Hussain and Mark Duplass, with a special appearance by Demi Moore.
“‘Love Sonia’ is based on women trafficking and I hope our censor board passes that film as soon as possible and for that, I would like to urge the censor board to not cut any portion of that film because women trafficking is a very big issue of our society and it’s a horrific crime,” Manoj said on Tuesday.
“I think if ‘Love Sonia’ will be released without any cuts then whoever will watch it, he or she will get affected and disturbed by the subject of the film. It will make the audience think about that issue so it is necessary to release this film without any cuts so that people will know about women trafficking where small girls are being forced into prostitution.” “I remember when (Hollywood actress) Demi Moore watched this film in Los Angeles, she wasn’t able to speak for two to three hours after watching it. So that kind of impression… this film leaves on the mind of the audience.”
Love Sonia, based on the horrors of child trafficking, is scheduled to release on 14 September.