Programme 2019

Shut Up Sona

Director: Deepti Gupta


World Premiere

Section: Spotlight

Country: India | Year: 2019

Language(s): English | Time: 84 mins


A legal notice arrives one day at singer and popstar Sona’s doorstep, accusing her of blasphemy. Her fault? Singing an 800-year-old song that has devotional lyrics while being dressed ‘obscenely’. Used to being questioned every single day, this is just one fight of many, as she fights for equal space in a culture ridden with misogyny.

Director's Bio

Deepti Gupta is a filmmaker, whose work as a cinematographer – Laxmi and Me (2007), The Fakir of Venice (2019), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Ranu (2001) – has received global recognition. Gupta co-directed and shot the short film The Proof (2019) which won Best Narrative Short at the Brooklyn Film Festival. She is also one of the founding members of the Indian Women Cinematographers’ Collective.