Mumbai: 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.