Directed by: Shivaji Lotan Patil
Banner: Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd
Music Director: Milind Gaba, Vijay Verma
Produced by: Harry Sachdeva
Starring: Soha Ali Khan, Vir Das, Lakha Lakhwinder Singh, Pritam Kagne
Cinematography: Ramani Ranjan Das
Release dates: 21 October 2016
The movie speaks about a true incident happened on 31st October, 1984, when Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated. The film narrates a story of a Sikh family and their fight for survival.
The film is a depiction of one of the most important dates in Indian history, the day India lost its Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.
She was shot dead by her own bodyguards, which changed the political scenario of the country to such an extent that many innocent lives were lost and India witnessed a black Wednesday. It is a story of human emotions, conflicts, survival and friendship.
31st October had its official screening at the London Indian Film festival on 18 and 20 July 2015
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:
Shivaji Lotan Patil is an Indian film director. He received the 60th National Award for Best Director for his Marathi film Dhag.
My Gut Feel and comments:
“There are wounds that never show on the body with time, that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”
“The worst part of holding the sad memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it.
31st October is a story of a Sikh family struggling to survive during the tough circumstances arise out of a tragic event Indira Gandhi's Assassination. Going by the writer producer of this film Harry Sachdeva during their ground research around this topic they came across a diary in which a couple documented their pain full journey of survival. This family is still alive even know, it’s just don’t want to come in media for obvious reasons.
Shivaji Lotan Patil is a national award winner who is a tenured Marathi film director and well known for his realistic cinema. With him around I am sure film would live up to the expectation of audience that would like to revisit the pain full historical event in sensitive and sensible manner.
Going by Harry Sachdeva he found it tough to get clearance from censor board however film did get clearance eventually after nine cuts.
Going by my gut feeling I am giving 31st October 3.5 stars out of 5, a five days before the release.