31st October – Film Review : A Film That Touches You Through Your Own Imagination

SpotboyE's Sangya Lakhanpal goes to the movies

The film is about a family's survival against all odds. It opens on the infamous day of Indian history, 31st October 1984, when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated. What followed was even more dreadful and gory – the country witnessed one of the most gruesome riots targeting the Sikh community.

In the film, Vir Das plays a simple amicable and friendly sardar living with his wife Soha Ali Khan and three kids. The film begins in morning and before the day gets over, the entire family is in a state of catastrophe.

People were brutally killed and burnt around on streets. There was hatred everywhere. Swords were soaked in blood and Vir Das’s family struggled to survive.

Fortunately for them, amidst all the hatred there was also a group that believed in humanity and not religion and didn’t get swayed by the mob mentality. They took the responsibility of saving the Sikh family at the risk of their own life.

All the actors in the film, be it Vir, Soha or the supporting casts have failed to perform with any conviction. Weak performance and direction couldn't put forth the real pain and suffering on the screen. Though the issue tackled in the film is a sensitive one and will make you feel through your own imagination. 31st October simply fails to connect.

SpotboyE.com's biggest film buff Sangya Lakhanpal took to the theatre to review the film and gave 1.5 stars. Don’t miss this.


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