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Hard-hitting films like ‘Love Sonia’, makes one believe in the power of cinema

Filmy Digest

The film shows a shameful reality of sex trafficking, we all knew existed. But the scale to which it prevails as shown in the film, is shocking.

Not that we haven’t seen cinema or read stories about it, but the realism in the film makes it exceptional.

Not for the faint-hearted and yet a must watch for everyone for content and awareness.

Watch it If you like -

Fine performances, Watch it to face the reality we know and ignore

But Beware of -

Not for the faint-hearted, A little repetitive in narration

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Nirmata (Makers)

Tabrez Noorani, makes an impressive and impactful directorial debut, after having produced films like Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi.

It’s the way that this film is treated that makes it effectual.

Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)

Even the presentation and execution are such to make a lasting impact.

Presenting the costumes, the sets, the streets, the scenes, the locations and the apartments, just as real as they can be, the makers made sure to deliver an engrossing film.

Treatment went hand in hand with the execution, very realistic and intense. The narration goes hand in hand with the script, emotional and shocking.

While the concept is seen in other films too, it is the dialogues and realism that makes this film stand out.

Though you’d want the post interval to be as compelling as the first, the zone the film creates is enough to make one ponder even hours later one has watched a film. Also, the ending of the film is so beautifully and figuratively done, its like a hug to all those who have suffered and still are suffering and have lost their souls to this racket.

Abhineta (Actors)

This soul stirring script couldn’t have been this convincing without some fab performances.

Mrunal Thakur, what a debut! This is so natural, it’s like her soul turned wooden and yet spoke a thousand words. Riya Sisodiya (as Mrunal’s sister Preeti) made us shiver with her tears.

Manoj Bajpayee as the soul less brothel runner Baabu Bhai is too good. makes you hate him. The actor modified his dialogue delivery for the role and it was amazing. Richa Chadha, bold and fab and spontaneous as always. Freida Pinto is impressive in her short role. We wish the film had more of Rajkummar Rao.

 

Anupam Kher as Dada Thakur is convincing, so is Adil Hussain. Both fine actors and can deliver their best even in short roles.

Geet Sangeet (Music)

The background music is like a part of the script, thought we can’t say how much difference it added to the film. A.R. Rahman’s “I Am More” ends the film in a thoughtful and charged up zone.

Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)

With applaud-worthy intent to bring to light such heinous crimes, with a great concept portrayed in the most genuine form, this film is a must watch for everyone.

FilmyCurry Rating

★1/2

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