Love Sonia Movie Reviews

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Love Sonia Reviews

Ratings: 6.05/10
Score: 60%
Reviews Counted: 35
Up: 21 | Down: 14

Bollywood Hindi/English Movie Love Sonia Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Tabrez Noorani
Producer: David Womark, Tabrez Noorani
Writer: Ted Caplan, Alkesh Vaja
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 14 September 2018

Jyoti Sharma Bawa | Hindustan Times: 3.5/5
Sex trafficking drama is sincere in intentions, unsubtle in style ... Full Review

Renuka Vyavahare | Times of India: 3/5
What then makes this film an honest if not a compelling attempt is its spectacular ensemble cast ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 1.5/5
The Mrunal Thakur film is weighed down by cliches ... Full Review

Shilajit Mitra | The New Indian Express: 3/5
Turns a human lens on an inhuman trade. Tabrez Noorani's directorial debut is a hard-hitting film about global human trafficking ... Full Review

Shrishti Negi | News18: 2.5/5
Although relentlessly disturbing, Love Sonia is more conceited than it is satisfying ... Full Review

Hanna Flint | Time Out: 4/5
This is socially conscious cinema at its most powerful and important. It might be tough to witness, but it's vital that we do ... Full Review

Edward Porter | Sunday Times (UK): 3/5
Tabrez Noorani's film is credible and forceful, with an excellent performance by Mrunal Thakur, but doesn't quite escape the deadening air of educational drama ... Full Review

Matthew Bond | The Mail on Sunday (UK): 4/5
It's not an enjoyable watch but it's well made, authentic-feeling and very powerful thanks to fine performances from a cast led by Mrunal Thakur ... Full Review

Liz Beardsworth | Empire Magazine: 4/5
An excoriating, urgent look at the sordid world of global sex trafficking, anchored by a head-turning performance from newcomer Mrunal Thakur ... Full Review

Cath Clarke | The Guardian: 3/5
It is powerful filmmaking, but I found questionable the packaging of sexual violence with the uplifting notes of mainstream entertainment ... Full Review

Stephen Dalton | The Hollywood Reporter: 2.5/5
A worthy but lifeless passion project ... Full Review

Kevin Maher | Times (UK): 4/5
[Thakur] holds every scene, mostly in close-up. She carries the emotion. She gives the film a delicate yet defiant soul ... Full Review

Nigel Andrews | Financial Times: 2/5
Love Sonia has moments of power before it blands out in a nulling denouement ... Full Review

Rich Cline | Shadows on the Wall: 4/5
Newcomer Thakur is excellent in a tough role ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3.5/5
Disturbs Your Soul To Portray A Hard-To-Swallow Reality! Some situations are so well depicted they are too dark to be true ... Full Review

Kennith Rosario | The Hindu: 2/5
A well-intentioned film, Love Sonia panders to a voyeuristic Western gaze ... Full Review

Shilpa Jamkhandikar | Reuters: 2/5
Besides missing a punctuation mark in the title, Love Sonia is lacking in several other things. Plausible plot points, for one ... Full Review

Sreehari Nair | Rediff: 4/5
Powerful. Poetic. Demanding. Rewarding ... Full Review

Udita Jhunjhunwala | FirstPost: 3.5/5
When the two-hour viewing ends, one feels the need to take a deep, deep breath ... Full Review

Suhani Singh | India Today: 2.5/5
Mrunal Thakur shines in strong sex-trafficking drama. The film loses steam after an engaging first half ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: 2.5/5
A familiar tale elevated by strong performances ... Full Review

Mayur Sanap | Deccan Chronicle: 2.5/5
The film talks about the burning issue of sex-trafficking in helpless minors but the plot here relies heavily on contrivance ... Full Review

Angel Rani | Deccan Herald: 3.5/5
Still, if there’s something missing here (like the comma in the title), Mrunal fills the blank spots with that haunting fright in her eyes ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3.5/5
The film just doesn't raise the questions but offers some answers as well, ultimately stating that one should keep on fighting for one's survival even in the face of the most adverse of circumstances. ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: 3/5
The plot feels like it is designed to reflect newspaper headlines and everything gets resolved so easily that it seems implausible. But Sonia's tortured face will haunt you. ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: 3/5
Tabrez Noorani is unrelenting in his deconstruction of cinema, and by extension, humanity. Bad things happen in dark, closed spaces; good things, rare as they are, happen in daylight ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand | Book My Show: 3.5/5
Ultimately Noorani has crafted a powerful film that you won’t be able to shake off immediately. It puts the horrors of confinement and abuse front and center, and compels you to feel everything from sympathy to shame ... Full Review

Mayur Lookhar | Cinestaan: 4/5
Director Tabrez Noorani’s hard-hitting story on human trafficking should be shaking the conscience of mankind ... Full Review

Medium: 3.5/5
Love Sonia is a hard-hitting film with gritty performances embedded in a realistic setting which will both enthral you and anger you ... Full Review

Reshu Manglik | India TV: 2.5/5
If you have a penchant for films backed by harsh realities and brutal truths about the murky facets of our world, this film is just right for you ... Full Review

Vishal Verma | Glamsham: 4/5
LOVE SONIA is worth every minute of its run, its heart wrenching, disturbingly powerful adage on exploitation, greed, lust, machismo, prejudice that ends with that much needed dope of hope ... Full Review

R.M. Vijayakar | India West: 2.5/5
“Love Sonia” is boosted by a good turn by debutant Mrunal Thakur as Sonia. She is perfectly cast, but her performance stops at real and good, never getting into the extraordinary ... Full Review

Vickey Lalwani | Spotboye: 2.5/5
Physical, mental, financial and verbal abuses fly left, right and centre as Mrunal Thakkar enters Mumbai's red-light area. And then it goes somewhat haywire. Love Sonia is no and yes, yes and no- not necessarily in either order ... Full Review

Shubha Shetty Saha | Free Press Journal: 2/5
Robust performances cannot redeem this sunless drama ... Full Review

Poulomi Das | Arre: 2/5
At several points during Love Sonia, I found it hard to not question its real purpose: Is it really to highlight unimaginable trauma or fetishise it? ... Full Review
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