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31st October (2015)

The assassination of Indira Gandhi leads to a slow spread of brutal violence against Sikhs, leaving a Sikh man and his family trapped in endless danger.


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Lakha Lakhwinder Singh Lakha Lakhwinder Singh ... Yogesh
Nagesh Bhonsle ... Inspector Dahiya
Arohi Radhakrishnan Arohi Radhakrishnan ... Vicky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vir Das
Pritam Kagne Pritam Kagne ... Dilpreet
Pritam Kangne Pritam Kangne
Anika Radhakrishnan Anika Radhakrishnan ... Ricky
Deep Raj Rana ... Pal
Malkeet Rauni Malkeet Rauni
Akshat R Saluja Akshat R Saluja ... Luvleen (as Aksshat Raj Saluja)
Sezal Sharma Sezal Sharma
Vineet Sharma ... Tilak
Gurjeet Singh Gurjeet Singh
Dhruv Souran Dhruv Souran ... Pappu Singh


On 31st October 1984, Prime Minister of India gets assassinated by her Sikh Security Guards. Politicians use this incident to spark public hatred towards the Sikhs labelling them as traitors. Devender Singh and his family are stuck in their house as their city plummets. In 24 hours of uncertain oscillations, helplessness and with their relatives dying and neighbours turning hostile, Devender's family seek help from their Hindu friends who live across town. As Pal , Tilak and Yogesh travel to save Devender's family, they come face-to-face with the destruction of humanity. They witness the carnage and the moral corruption that makes men turn into savages. In their attempt in ferrying Devender's family to safety , Pal , Tilak and Yogesh must face their own demons first.

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A journey against all odds


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Hindi | Punjabi

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There's a movie to be made here, it's not this one!
3 October 2015 | by thefilmlawyersSee all my reviews

31st October is the Hindi language portrayal of the events of the Sikh genocide of 1984 that occurred after the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Played at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival, the movie follows the lives of a Sikh family who were caught up in the ever deteriorating situation in their neighbourhood in Delhi.

The first thing that you will notice is the flimsiness of the plot and quite frankly the acting as well. The acting is done in a way that the actors are trying to "act the hell out of it". So all you notice is the actors very cheery while they speak (as if they're on camera for the first time) for the first half of the film, and then so forcefully emotional to a point where it is cringe worthy to watch. It's not to say there isn't a well-known actor in the movie, as Soha Ali Khan (Dil Maange More) plays the mother but that absolutely does not redeem the film.

There is an unbelievable amount of indulgence (close to Tarantino - esque) with the camera continually panning over the dead bodies in the houses and streets and lingering on them for far longer than they should have.

Now, the only thing that can be said about the plot is the crazed propaganda behind the movie, which if you don't notice it during the movie; you'll surely know by the time the helpful footnotes at the end of the movie play.

There is a movie to be made about the 1984 genocide as it's a very important subject for the people of Indian and those abroad, and honestly for the rest of the world. But this movie is definitely not that movie. I will give it a generous grade of a D

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