Filmmaker Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia has been honoured by the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2018 with two awards, winning the Best Indie Film and the Best Supporting Performance Award to actress Richa Chadha. The film was also the opening film at the festival.
It has been a strong start for Love Sonia from a well applauded UK premiere to a standing ovation at the Melbourne screening and now bagging the awards. Actress Freida Pinto too won the diversity award at the festival.
The film was also found strong support with popular Bollywood personalities present at the festival including Rajkumar Hirani and Vicky Kaushal.
Director Tabrez Noorani shares, “Love Sonia is an important film, not only for me, but also for the inspiring cast and crew that gave this movie their all. To have this recognised by the IFFM means a lot.”
Actress Mrunal Thakur says, “I am extremely happy to know that a film like Love Sonia is getting appreciations and winning awards. I always wanted my film to be such that it leaves an impact on audiences’ hearts and they take home a message. I really appreciate the team’s effort and glad that Tabrez’s efforts are being recognised as it’s his dream project’’.
After watching Love Sonia at IFFM 2018 filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani expressed, “The most disturbing film I have ever seen in life and I am saying it in a good way. It requires tremendous courage and empathy to do this, big salute to the entire team of Love Sonia.”