PIL against 31st October film pushes release
After struggling with the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for over four months, writer-producer Harry Sachdeva was all set to release his poignant thriller, 31st October, featuring Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan on October 7, 2016 and just when the promotional activities of the film were in full swing, the release of the human drama met a roadblock again by few political parties and particular communities strongly objecting to the film’s release.
A Delhi-based close aide of the Congress party has also filed a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) against 31st October:, demanding a ban on the release of the film, directed by National Award Winning Director Shivaji Lotan Patil and produced by Harry Sachdeva, Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd, co produced by Anand Prakash and Panorama Studios.
Amidst all the chaos and protest, Harry Sachdeva can now breathe a sigh of relief, as the movie will now be released on October 21, 2016. Fortunately, the movie has also managed to get a solo release status for itself.
Since the movie is based on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination, a first time in the history of Indian cinema, all the eyes are indeed set on the film releasing on 21st October, 2016 all over.
Starring Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das in the lead, 31st October showcases a family’s courage and survival that was caught in their worst nightmare with death and torture staring them in the face. It’s based on the true life story of a family and is close depiction of one of the darkest days in the Indian history.
Writer-producer Harry Sachdeva says, “It’s been a tough journey ever since I started working on this subject but I didn’t give up then and will not give up now.From the censor to now getting threats and opposes I am strong that I will make this film come to the big screen and people who don’t want this subject to come out cannot stop the world to know the reality of 1984″
Produced by Harry Sachdeva, Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd, Co Produced By Anand Prakash and released by Panorama Studios, 31st October featuring Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das is now scheduled to release October 21, 2016.