31st October

31st October

2.9 252 Ratings

Directed by : Shivaji Lotan Patil

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  • Critics Rating 1.5/5
  • MJ Rating 2.8/5
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A thriller about a Sikh family trapped in a riot-affected part of Delhi during the anti-Sikh pogrom following Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination on 31st October 1984. Magical Dreams Productions and Anand Motion Pictures presents , A Panorama Studios Worldwide release "31st October" releases on 21st October.


“The honest efforts are marred under the documentary style of narration!”

31st October Credit & Casting

Vir Das


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31st October Audience Review

31st October Review- Faithfully made film on actual events, which is watchable

Rated 2.5 / 5
by Madan Mohan Marwah (4,204 DM Points) | See all my reviews

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Making a movie on actual events has got its benefits and drawbacks. This film deals with events on the day Prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984. Sure enough in a film of this nature one would expect the following type of scenes in this film.
1. The peaceful situation that morning before the assassination
2. Scenes of determined assassins getting physically and mentally prepared with their weapons
3. The tragic event itself sending shockwaves throughput the country.
4. Groups of highly agitated people moving around and attacking innocent Sikhs. Scenes of destruction of homes.
5. A couple of good Samaritan Non sikhs coming forward to save their Sikh friends/neighbours/ relatives from mob frenzy at the cost of their own safety..
All the above scenes are there in good measure and since the situations are all too familiar the film drags at many places. The plus point is that the emotions are not over the top and it develops into some kind of docudrama. Both Vir Das and Soha Ali as the sikh couple go about their roles in a satisfactory manner. The direction is also low key keeping into account the sensitive nature of the plot. Overall one can just about sit through the film especially people who can identify with the events.