It was earlier reported that the world premiere for Tabrez Noorani’s directorial debut, Love Sonia was to be held at Europe’s largest South Asian Film Festival, The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF). Now, the latest reports say that Love Sonia will open the Birmingham Indian Film Festival.
This gritty film on global sex trafficking stars A-list actors from Bollywood and Hollywood. Love Sonia introduces Mrunal Thakur as the lead character Sonia and Riya Sisodiya on screen. The huge cast also includes Demi Moore, Frieda Pinto, Richa Chadda, Anupam Kher, Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpayee, Adil Hussain, Sai Tamhankar, Sunny Parwar and Mark Duplass.
Tabrez Noorani previous line-up of work includes Oscar contenders like Slumdog Millionaire, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, Eat Pray Love and Lion. Oscar-nominated prolific producer David Womark produces the film.
This is what Tabrez Noorani had to say about the film, “The film is unflinching and controversial. We wanted to make a movie that can be a global platform for a problem that is happening in every community, which people don’t notice”
Birmingham Indian Festival, starting from June 21 2018 till July 1 2018 is split into thematic strands
covering female filmmakers, father-son relationships and famine amongst others. The film festival will
close with Venus, which is about a transgender person who, on the eve of gender-reassignment surgery,
finds out about the existence of a son.