Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Ivan Ayr’s feature Soni, ahead of its world premiere in the Horizons section at this year’s Venice Film Festival (August 29 - September 8).

The film explores gender politics through its eponymous protagonist, a policewoman in Delhi taking on a spate of violent crimes against women with the help of her superintendent. However, their alliance suffers a major setback when Soni is transferred out for alleged misconduct on duty.

Soni is Ayr’s first feature; he has previously directed shorts Lost & Found (2014) and The Perfect Candidate (2015). The film is produced by Kimsi Singh under her banner Jabberwockee Talkies, with fellow Indian producer Kartikeya Singh. Newcomer Geetika Vidya Ohlyan leads the cast.