Shut Up Sona
  • Year2019
  • Duration85 min

Being on the receiving end of blasphemy lawsuits, internet trolling, and death threats are all in a day’s work for Indian singer and leading #MeToo activist, Sona Mohapatra. Over three years, filmmaker Deepti Gupta follows Sona as she battles with music execs and India’s patriarchal traditions at large in her fight for equal space in the music industry and beyond. The film also charts Sona’s rise as a singer, songwriter, and composer – fusing pop, folk, Bollywood and rock – inspiring a generation of women as she performs around her home country.


Click Here to watch a pre-recorded Q&A with Shut Up Sona director Deepti Gupta, moderated by Mita Suri, Film Programme Producer. (UK audiences only)

  • Director(s): Deepti Gupta
  • Producer(s): Sona Mohapatra, Deepti Gupta, Ram Sampath
  • Country: India
  • Language: English, Hindi
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere