LOVE SONIA is a U.S.-Indian drama, about a young girl’s journey to rescue her sister from the devastating world of international sex trafficking.
Starring Mrunal Thakur (Netflix prequel series Baahubali: Before the Beginning) in the title role, Richa Chadha (Gangs of Wasseypur), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Demi Moore, directed by Tabrez Noorani (consulting producer on Lion, Viceroy’s House, Miral, Eat Pray Love and Slumdog Millionaire), and produced by award-winner and critically-acclaimed David Womark (The Life Of Pi and Deepwater Horizon).
The film had support and guidance from two of the world’s largest anti-trafficking NGOs, including UNODC (UN Office of Drugs & Crime), CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking) and APNE AAP Women Worldwide.
SC Johnson also supported the film and is sponsoring the theatrical release in the UK, including the Premiere screening, reception and promotional campaign – to help raise awareness of human trafficking around the world.
OPENING GALA - Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival - June 2018
Birmingham Premiere: OPENING GALA - Birmingham Indian Film Festival - June 2018
What are critics saying
★★★★“Socially conscious cinema at it’s most powerful… not only deserves to be seen but feels necessary for the world to see too” - Time Out
★★★★ “The relentlessly grim subject of under-age sex-trafficking is delivered with unflinching commitment by the debut director Tabrez Noorani” - The Times
“Powerful … hard-hitting” - The Guardian
★★★★ “It’s a film which highlights a global problem that needs to be addressed urgently and wiped out.“ - Morning Star
“The film is anchored by the remarkable Mrunal Thakur. Her vulnerability makes what happens even more heart-breaking“ - Film Companion of India
Love Sonia stars hope film shines light on global sex trafficking industry - Read more here
Mrunal Thakur, Richa Chadha & Freida Pinto on the darkness at the heart of Love Sonia - watch it now
IN UK CINEMAS 25 JANUARY 2019
UK TRAILER - Watch it here
Following the London PREMIERE Screening on Wednesday 23 January 2019 at Curzon Bloomsbury
with Mrunal Thakur, Richa Chadha and Freida Pinto in attendance, as well as director Tabrez Noorani, LOVE SONIA is on general release from 25 January.
From 25 January
VUE Westfield Stratford, VUE Birmingham and Manchester Printworks
CINEWORLD Birmingham, Bradford, Feltham, Glasgow Silverburn, Ilford, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Wood Green, South Ruislip
BBC Woman’s Hour - Listen to it now
New film ‘Love Sonia’ is the story of a girl in India who finds herself caught up in the global sex trafficking industry. Freida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire is one of its stars. She joins Jenni this morning.
BBC 2 Newsnight - Watch it now
Kirsty Wark speaks to Freida Pinto about her film Love Sonia - a story of international sex-trafficking
BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire - Listen to it now
Richa Chadha on bulimia, body image, #MeToo and her film Love Sonia
BBC Radio Asian Network - Listen to it now
Director Tabrez Noorani talks about Love Sonia
BBC Sound - Listen to it now
Freida Pinto discusses her new movie Love Sonia, a harrowing story of sex trafficking.
BBC News, The Film Review - Watch it now
Mark Kermode joins Ben Brown to discuss Love Sonia
Channel 4 News - Watch it now
Richa Chadha on ‘Love Sonia’ film and India’s sex trafficking problem
LBC – Listen to it now
Freida Pinto interview with Steve Allen
BBC News - Watch it now
Love Sonia: Why Freida Pinto made a film about sex slaves