“31st October”, a movie based on the assassination of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and its aftermath, will release in October after getting clearance from the censors with nine cuts. Its producer says the making the movie had been an uphill task.
At a press conference, producer Harry Sachdeva said: “It was not an easy journey to attempt and complete ’31st October’, owing to the sensitivity of the subject in which thousands of Sikh families had to leave their country and settle in a foreign lands.”
The film, starring actors Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das, revolved around a Sikh family who gets stranded in their house while the entire city is ablaze after the communal riots. The story is about the battle for survival of this family.
“31st October” has been screened at Vancouver International Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and in London.
It was cleared by the Revising Committee of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after a four-month wait and nine major cuts earlier this month.
Earlier, Sachdeva had said many of the scenes depicting violence and bloodshed had to be edited out or toned down. Verbal abuses also had been beeped, he said.
Directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, the film was shot near Ludhiana. – CINEWS