The Indian-American film Love Sonia, which has an ensemble star cast including Richa Chadha, Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpayee will open the Bagri London Indian Film festival.
It will be the world premiere of Life of Pi producer David Womark's Love Sonia on June 21 at Empire Leicester Square, reports variety.com. The Tabrez Noorani directorial also stars Demi Moore, Freida Pinto, Mark Duplass, Anupam Kher and Adil Hussain.
The film revolves around two sisters forced into prostitution in Mumbai. The movie also marks film debut of Kumkum Bhagya fame Mrunal Thakur.
The ninth edition of the fest closes on June 29 at BFI Southbank with the UK premiere of Venus, helmed by Aisha Marjara. It is the story of a transgender person who discovers, on the eve of surgery, about the existence of a son. The fest is broken into thematic strands covering female filmmakers, father-son relationships and famine among others.
"This cutting edge festival showcases indie cinema that entertains but shows the more realistic and sometimes the raw side of South Asian culture. At the same time, there are always stories of comedy, hope and the inexhaustible energy of over 1.3 billion South Asian lives from the Indian subcontinent," said festival director Cary Rajinder Sawhney.
(With IANS inputs)
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