Sold – Hollywood’s initiative, India’s predicament, Assam’s pride


After the grand success of Slumdog Millionaire, Hollywood has turned its eyes towards India again with the hard-hitting drama SOLD. Based on the harrowing subject of trafficking of under aged girls, it’s the story of a 13 years old girl from Nepal who is sold to a brothel in India and her torturous experience thereafter.

The film is based on a Novel by Patricia McCormick and adapted for screen by Joseph Kwong. Emma Thompson is the Executive Producer and Jeffrey D. Brown directed it. Gillian Anderson of The X-Files and The Last King Of Scotland fame stars as the protagonist. The film also has a few famous faces from India, Parambrata Chatterjee of Kahani fame being one of them. The film is special for Assam as well, as one of our most famous exports in the world of Cinema, the highly talented Seema Biswas stars in an important role. Besides, the character of the unfortunate 13 years old girl is played by a young girl from Assam – Niyar Saikia. The film has already earned many laurels in London and New York, and it will soon make its way to Indian Cinema Screens.

There are films which make us swoon, make us fall in love, give us an adrenaline rush and then there are films which mirror the evils present in our society. They hold our hands and take us on a journey through the hell created by us humans. It’s a tough journey to be in, but it’s a journey that’s always for a cause and it’s important to go through that experience and not just hope, but act for a future sans an evils. SOLD is a film that takes us through such a journey.


Dev Daniel K Gupta

Dev is an aspiring film-maker based in Mumbai. Films, Writing and Wildlife complete his existence.

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