‘31st October’ Makers Give Fitting Reply To Detractors Through Candelight March
The producer and writer of upcoming thriller “31st October” Harry Sachdeva along with actress Soha Ali Khan and BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and DGSMC President Manjit Singh GK today led a dignified candle light march, to seek justice for the victims of the Sikh Genocide of 1984 and to speak out for their film 31st October and to respond to the ones who have been opposing the film in the recent past. The candlelight march was attended by hundreds of people including 1984 Sikh Genocide Victim Nirpreet Kaur and many dignified personalities of the Sikh body.
The procession from Bangla Sahab Jai Singh Road to Jantar Mantar that attempted to shed light on those who have tremendously suffered in the aftermath of the late Indira Gandhi’s assassination, witnessed participation of more than 300 people which involved youngsters, victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and people from different walks of life holding placards in support of ‘31st October’, who were seeking justice for 1984 and voicing their opinions loud and strong in the support of the film.
Since 31st October is a poignant thriller that aims to depict one of those days that changed the course of Indian history and affected millions of people in the country, the makers took the opportunity to draw focus on the injustice that the victims and their families continue to face to this day.
The film recently faced a fresh PIL and a video of the film was also leaked trying to prove that the film is targeting a political party and that it should not be released.
Says writer-producer Harry Sachdeva, “I am affirming that the opposition cannot scare us from voicing our opinion and spreading the message which the film aims at. We have chosen to use cinema as a catalyst to bring about a social change. I am happy to be part of this movement and would like to thank everyone who has supported us through this journey.31st October is a human interest story and the message of the film is very clear that such genocides pay no good to any individual, country or community”.
Says Soha Ali Khan, “The film is based on a true story of a Sikh family and their journey against all odds for survival and having lived their life albeit on screen, it personally moves and saddens me to see the atrocities they have gone through”.
Actor Manoj Tiwari said “Me and my government are in complete support of 31st October and this film should be seen across the globe not only by Sikhs ,in fact by each and every community “
DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK said ” There were two Gandhis- Mahatama Gandhi and Indira Gandhi, when Mahatama Gandhi was killed by Nathuram Godse nothing happened but when Indira Gandhi was killed, thousands of innocent Sikhs were brutally murdered , looted and women were raped and it’s been 32 years and justice is still delayed. I strongly support film31st October as it is a true glimpse of what happened during 1984 anti-Sikh genocide.
“31st October” is an edge-of-the-seat thriller based on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her two Sikh bodyguards, which completely shook the political scenario of the country.
Produced by Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd and Harry Sachdeva and directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, 31st October stars Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das in the lead roles. The film will release on the 21st October 2016.