Ivan Ayr

India 2018, 97 min.


Spoken language: Hindi

Subtitles: English

Dutch premiere

Festival year: 2019

Soni is a young police officer in New Delhi. Together with her chief she is engaged in the prevention of the ever-increasing violence against women. Their work is complicated when Soni is transferred to another team for aggressive behaviour. Her career is even further jeopardized when her former husband turns up.


Soni is a female undercover agent in New Delhi, India, where she works mainly on night shifts as part of a secret mission to investigate violence against women. She frequently faces unpleasant men but she stands up for herself. Her fierce attitude gets her in trouble when one night she attacks a cyclist for making a sexist remark. Her chief Kalpana only rebukes her, but she is transferred to another team after having crossed the line once again. Her life becomes even more complicated when her former husband turns up. Director Ivan Ayr based his compelling fiction film on various occurrences in India’s police force.


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Talkshows & debates

Soni: Q&A with Vira Mistry

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 16:00

Bahrem Sadeghi speaks with Indian activist Vira Mistry. 

Soni: Q&A with professor by special appointment Renée Römkens

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 14:15

After the screening film journalist Floortje Smit (Volkskrant) speaks with professor by special appointment of Gender Based Violence, Renée Römkens (UvA).