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Love Sonia all set to go to United Nations

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After winning the heart of audiences in London, Melbourne & India, Love Sonia is all set for a special screening at the United Nations in New York on Oct 11, the International Day of the Girl Child. This is the first official screening on US soil and Love Sonia is the film Indian film to be officially invited by the UN for a special screening. The screening will be hosted by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime and Indian anti-trafficking organization, Apne Aap Women Worldwide.

“Art is a powerful advocacy tool to raise awareness and we hope this beautifully acted thoughtful film will move people to take action against the scourge of sex trafficking,” said Simone Monasebian, Director of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime.

According to the UNODC, human trafficking is the third largest crime in the world, involving billions of dollars and victimizing thousands of people, especially women and children.

Survivors of prostitution from Apne Aap supported and consulted the filmmakers by sharing their life stories with the director and the actors, showing them the red light areas of Kolkata and were on the set during filming.

“It’s an honor for us to screen our film Love Sonia for the United Nations. I feel privileged and am looking forward to the screening on the 11th October in New York!” shared director, Tabrez Noorani. Read more

IMC Ladies’ Wing has successfully organized a special screening for the movie “Love Sonia” on Friday 14th September

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L – R Mrs. Kalpana Singhania – Advisory and Past President Mrs. Surbhi Ghatlia – Chairperson, Cinema and More Committee Mrs. Mohana Nair – President, IMC Ladies’ Wing Mr. Tabrez Noorani – Director of the movie, Love Sonia Mr. David Womark - Producer of the movie, Love Sonia Ms. Shalini Thackeray – Executive Producer of the movie, Love Sonia Mrs. Arti Gupta Surendranath – Event Curator

The IMC Ladies’ Wing, one of India’s oldest and most credible women’s organisations hosted a special screening of the movie Love Sonia – a hard hitting powerful film that takes one through the gritty journey, a story of hope and courage of a 17 year old whose struggle takes her across India, Hong Kong and Los Angeles to rescue her sister from the nexus that runs horrific human trafficking across continents.

Director Mr. Tabrez Noorani, Producer – Mr. David Womark and Executive Producer – Ms. Shalini Thackeray were present at the screening with notable members of the IMC Ladies’ Wing and guests.   Read more

5 Compelling Reasons Why Love Sonia is Must Watch!

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Love Sonia that created a storm in International Festivals for its remarkably brilliant plot released in theatres today! Directed by Tabrez Noorani, Love Sonia, the story of an Indian village girl who gets caught in the cuff of prostitution is set to shock us and give us an outdoor view on the unforgiving truths of the world!

Here are 5 compelling reasons why you should definitely watch Love Sonia:

1. Hard-hitting Story

Love Sonia tells the story of two sisters, Sonia (Mrunal) and Preeti (Riya) whose lives change after their poor farmer father, (Adil Hussain) sells off Preeti to a procurer due to poverty. Sonia, who loves her sister dearly, moves to Mumbai in search of her and gets trapped in the vicious world of human trafficking herself. Read more

Mrunal Thakur was the biggest prankster on the sets of Love Sonia

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Mrunal Thakur

Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia, a film that took closely 13 years to bring to the fore will be hitting the theatres on 14th September. While the theme of the film may be hard-hitting, to keep the environment light on set, Mrunal Thakur who plays the character of Sonia would be often seen playing pranks on the cast and crew!

One such incident was when Mrunal played a prank on Sai Tamhankar’s spot boy. “Shooting in the scorching locales of Grant Road, Mrunal kept a water spray in handy always. This time, instead of cooling her face, she aimed for the spot boy. She pretended to sneeze on his face when actually it was just the water spray doing its wonders! The mighty prankster, Mrunal targeted every member on set and got away with it each time! The spot boy’s face fell but Sai continued to play along. Nevertheless, all’s well that ends well, everyone was all smiles by the end of this comical episode”, said a source. Read more

Love Sonia Goes To China!

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After receiving standing ovations and awards at the London and Melbourne film festivals, debutant director and Mumbai boy Tabrez Noorani’s film Love Sonia is set to make India proud on the international stage one more time.

Love Sonia will be released in China in October after its India release this 14th September; the film has already won many awards to its name including Best Indie Film and Best Supporting Actor to Richa Chadha at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and Best Outstanding achievement award to Richa Chadha at the London Indian Film Festival.

Traditionally, for Hindi films to release in China had to wait for their release in India; there is then a long process for approval. The entire process can take 12-18 months however, Love Sonia has been excluded from these formalities in fact distributors from across China after watching the reactions of the audiences at the screenings in London and the strong media buzz have bought the rights for theatrical release in China even before the release in India. Films from India like Dangal with strong female characters fighting against the odds have done very well in China and the distributors from China feel that Love Sonia’s inspiring story of a 17 year old who takes on the world of human trafficking to save her sister will resonate with the Chinese audiences. Read more

‘The Journey’ Promo from Love Sonia is OUT Now!

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The makers of Love Sonia have launched their third promo video titled The Journey and it will intrigue you for sure! The film is slated to release on 14th September 2018.

The film has a strong ensemble cast including Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Anupam Kher, Adil Hussain, Sai Tamhankar, Sunny Parwar, Demi Moore, Mark Duplass, Noorani is introducing Mrunal Thakur as well as Riya Sisodiya.
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Love Sonia, Dialogue Promo ‘Manish Meets Sonia’ OUT Now!

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Ahead of its release next week, the makers of ‘Love Sonia’ have released the dialogue promo ‘Manish Meets Sonia’ from the film. Read more

Richa Chadha hosts a special screening of ‘Love Sonia’ for women of small towns

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Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha will be hosting a special screening of her upcoming movie, ‘Love Sonia’ for women of small towns and villages across the country to create awareness on human and sex trafficking.

She truly believes that it is extremely essential to educate women at the elementary level in order to eliminate the practice of human sex trade. Read more

Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia making waves on social media with #AgainstAllOdds

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This is me at 17 I had just started working with Balaji #Home as an intern . I was not able to go to college and my parents and family had decided I was a failure. The only thing I could get a job was in a call centre . Maybe they were right . A boy with no financial or most importantly emotional support who hasn’t even completed a year of college education . I was not even able to secure an interview at a channel for an entry level position cause I wasn’t educated enough . I really was lost but than I came to my Hogwarts #Againstallodds and met Her . Post which a college degree dint matter , I actually headed the same channel in years to come , Niv and Her helped me find myself. I actually don’t know what I wanted to do in my life , may be now also I keep looking but I am blessed that I do what I enjoy doing and keep evolving . We all our super heroes in our stories .. we are celebrating a 17 year old story and her courage in #lovesonia . Let our stories inspire others #Againstallodds . Now it’s you turn , I nominate @theanshumanmalhotra @ruchikaakapoor @harshita1210 @ravidubey2312 @varunsood12 @nushratbharucha @shawnmendes @nakuulmehta and My #Lostsouls please upload your 17 years old pic and tell your story #againstallodds and inspire others #lovesonia . Thankyou @mrunalofficial2016 for nominating me , we are all so proud of you .

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After winning accolades across International Film Festivals, Tabrez Noorani’s upcoming film Love Sonia is now creating waves on digital platforms as well! The star-cast of the film which also includes names like Richa Chadha, Mrunal Thakur, Riya Sisodiya and Sai Tamhankar took to Instagram to kick-start an intriguing social media campaign using the hashtag #AgainstAllOdds. These gorgeous actresses posted pictures of them from when they were teenagers, with a motivating message and in no time the idea created a stir all over!

Here’s what these celebrities from the television & film fraternity had to say: Read more

Love Sonia Actors dropped their Trendy Avatars for the Film

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Mrunal Thakur in Love Sonia

Tabrez Noorani’s upcoming film, Love Sonia that has a power-packed star cast including Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Anupam Kher, Sai Tamhankar, Mrunal Thakur and Riya Sisodia deals with the subject of human trafficking. These glamorously trendy actors dropped their stylish avatars on screen to prepare for their intense characters in the film.

Tabrez’s team of power ladies – Richa Chadha, Freida Pinto, Mrunal Thakur, Riya Sisodiya and Sai Tamhankar look so different in the film that when the world had a look at them at the screening, they couldn’t believe their eyes. Commenting on the same, a source said, “These girls deglamorized themselves to make their characters rusty and authentic as the script demanded. Mrunal grew her eyebrows for a year and Sai gained 10kgs during the filming of Love Sonia.” Read more