Soni | Crime, Drama | Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Saloni Batra | Hindi Movies | Bollywood Movies

'Soni' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

Soni is an 2018 Indian Hindi-language crime drama film edited and directed by debutant Ivan Ayr and stars Geetika Vidya Ohlyan and Saloni Batra. Written by Ivan Ayr and Kislye, the film chronicles the life of a police officer and her superintendent in Delhi Police who deal with the cases regarding crimes against women. It premiered in the Orrizonti (Horizons) section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival receiving a standing ovation. The film won the Facebook Award for Best 'Work-In-Progress' project. Ayr received a special mention for "Achievement In Directing" for the film at the 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

"Soni" was screened at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival. It was followed by a screening at the 2018 MAMI Film Festival, where the film won the Oxfam Award on Gender Equality. It won the Best film award at the Pingyao International Film Festival that included a cash prize of $20,000, with half going to development of the director’s next project, and half provided to the film’s distributor in China. The film was released on 18 January, 2019 on Netflix.

Cast - Geetika Vidya Ohlyan as Soni
          Saloni Batra as Kalpana

          Vikas Shukla as Naveen
          Mohit S. Chauhan as Sandeep

Release Date - 8 September 2018 (Venice)
                         18 January 2019 (Netflix)

Genre - Crime, Drama

Directed by - Ivan Ayr

Produced by - Kimsi Singh
                       Kartikeya Narayan Singh

Screenplay by - Ivan Ayr

Music by - Nicholas Jacobson-Larson
                  Andrea Penso

Cinematography - David Bolen

Edited by - Ivan Ayr
                  Gurvinder Singh

Production Company - Jabberwockee Talkies
                                    The Film Cafe Production

Distributed by - Netflix

Country - India

Language - Hindi

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