Commenting on Sooni’s collection, India’s celebrated photographer Raghu Rai observed: “Sooni’s work is reflective of documentary photography since she has done documentaries and films. Salaam Bombay was almost like a documentary. If you look at the sequence of the photographs together you can almost see a documentary in photographs. But the energy and expression she carries is so special that it warms up your heart. Though it’s her own community, it touches everyone’s heart”.