The film Sonali Cable was directed by Charudutt Acharya and produced by Ramesh Sippy and Rohan Sippy in 2014. The script was one of eight chosen for the Mumbai Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012, and it was written by Acharya himself. Rhea Chakraborty, a newcomer, was hired to play the key role. Rhea was seen opposite Ali Fazal and Raghav Juyal which marked his acting debut in this film. On October 17, 2014, the film was released.
Sonali, a feisty self-made online entrepreneur, proudly operates a tiny business with her gang of ghetto lads in a Mumbai neighborhood. When Sonali’s childhood sweetheart, Raghu, comes from the United States to assist her in bringing her tiny business into the twenty-first century, complications arise.
The film fails to connect with audiences as Sonali spars with the chief of a competing cable business (Kher). You don’t get a sense of the villain’s cunning or the protagonist’s fortitude, and this is the film’s main flaw. Rhea Chakraborty makes an effort, but she doesn’t fit the stereotype of a normal Maharashtrian girl because she doesn’t look or sound anything like one. Rhea’s love interest is Ali Fazal. He once again plays second fiddle to an actress and is likable in his role. The film has a fantastic concept, but it lacks the dynamism and passion of the city in which it is situated. It has ‘connectivity’ concerns in general.