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Soni (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama | 18 January 2019 (USA)
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Soni, a young policewoman in Delhi, and her superintendent, Kalpana, have collectively taken on a growing crisis of violent crimes against women. However, their alliance suffers a major ... See full summary »

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Ivan Ayr
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Credited cast:
Geetika Vidya Ohlyan Geetika Vidya Ohlyan ... Soni
Saloni Batra Saloni Batra ... Kalpana
Vikas Shukla Vikas Shukla ... Naveen
Mohit Chauhan ... Sandeep
Himanshu Kohli Himanshu Kohli ... Navy Officer
Gauri Chakraborty Gauri Chakraborty ... Huma
Mohinder Gujral Mohinder Gujral ... Mummy ji
Upasya Goswami Upasya Goswami ... J.B
Simrat Kaur Simrat Kaur ... Nishu
Dimple Kaur Dimple Kaur ... Daisy
Prateek Pachori Prateek Pachori ... Govind
Kalpana Jha Kalpana Jha ... Landlord's wife
Samar Samar ... ASI Chauhan
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Punit Tiwari Punit Tiwari ... Second Navy Officer
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Soni, a young policewoman in Delhi, and her superintendent, Kalpana, have collectively taken on a growing crisis of violent crimes against women. However, their alliance suffers a major setback when Soni is transferred out for alleged misconduct on duty. Written by Ivan Ayr

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Drama

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India

Language:

Hindi

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18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Σόνι See more »

Filming Locations:

New Delhi, India

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$450,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Police soap opera with a '#MeToo' message
28 October 2018 | by euroGarySee all my reviews

Police Sub-Inspector Soni makes her first appearance in this film as bait in an 'Eve-teasing' sting operation: as she cycles, in plain clothes, along a dark city street, an oik cycles up beside her and starts making suggestive remarks. He follows Soni into an alleyway where her police comrades are waiting, but before they can arrest the man Soni starts to beat him with perhaps more force than is necessary. This leads to her being reassigned to the police's call centre (in echoes of another film shown at the 2018 London Film Festival, Gustav Möller's 'The Guilty'). Meanwhile, Soni's immediate superior, Kalpana, tries to convince *her* superior - whose romantic partner she is, handily - to reinstate Soni back to her squad.

As the film progresses we get a view of the everyday casual harassment the film-makers present as the lot of women in India: for example, as Soni is being shown the call centre ropes, a male caller ends his call by asking the female operator for her personal telephone number. Soni and Kalpana also have personal troubles: Kalpana's relationship with her partner/superior is put under strain due to her efforts on Soni's behalf; and Soni herself has to deal with her boyfriend trying to get back into her good books after betraying her at a terrible time.

Soni and Kalpana are interesting central characters, and Geetika Vidya Ohlyan is particularly good as the former. I would perhaps have appreciated a stronger central plotline - the film strikes me as being a loosely-woven collection of plot threads - but it was certainly well worth watching.


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