Sometimes Art exists to inspire,Sometimes Art exists to provoke and on occasion it exists to remind. Now its possible that everybody has different definitions for what exactly makes a movie unforgettable but I'm sure we can all agree on what should never be allowed to be forgotten. Sparked by the horrific and senseless genocidal tragedy termed"the 1984 riots" ,31st October depicts the story squarely through the eyes of those it affected the most:it's victims.It seeks to remember and remind us of the sheer basic heroism of those willing to hold their own against the madness of the mobs in order to protect their friends and loved ones.It takes it's time to haunt us with the consequences of communal insanity even as it navigates it's way through the intricacies of the lives of it's characters. With stellar performances by it's leads Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan ,the movie serves as a riveting account of the divisiveness of the forces of political manipulation that still exist In India to this day.It unapologetically traverses rigid controversial boundaries lying deep in the vision of India we are trying to inherit .Without remorse,it can easily be considered one of the most haunting flicks to be released this year Highly recommended for anybody wishing for an undistorted view of the Indian spirit.
What happened in Delhi and elsewhere in North India in the days following the assassination of former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, is gore insanity, to say the least. And this crime thriller here tries to reinvent one of those days with sheer pithiness and smallest fractions of the darkness, which engulfed the whole country in the final months of 1984. ..
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31st October, 1984 is not a day to be easily forgotten - in the subcontinent, and elsewhere. Oct 31 to Nov 4, the capital city of India turned into a case study of state sponsored genocide. Over the years, I have read multiple books, seen countless documentaries and read endless reports to understand, as much as possible, what happened there. This is one more real life account. But one very under-represented aspect of that pogrom, was the brave neighbors who risked their own life, their property and families, to save their Sikh friends and neighbors. This film tells that story rather well. ..
Awesome and must watch movie... I am not sure why Indian express and NDTV claimed it to be a violent movie as it showed much less the gruesome horror as we see in Google search pictures. Probably they still don't want Sikh to get justice. I would everyone should see this movie and know the reality what shameless and merciless Sajjan Singh and his party did. I would like people to know the reality and its wonderfully shown. Each moment was so anxious.. not sure how Sikh went through all this in real.i hope people know the truth now. Its realize date is also awesome when the real verdict to the culprit is in processing for real. For me its an eye opener and must watch