’31st October’ to be screened for families affected during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

In New Delhi, Widow Colony is run by the government, providing shelter to several families affected by the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 that followed the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

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  • The makers of upcoming film “31st October” have organised a special screening of the movie
  • Based in New Delhi, Widow Colony is run by the government, providing shelter to several families affected by the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 that followed the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
  • Vir and Soha play a Sikh couple in the film who try to escape from a riot-prone area with their kids post the assassination of the late political leader
New Delhi, Sept 20, 2016: The makers of upcoming film “31st October” have organised a special screening of the movie for the women whose families were affected during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, and reside at the Widow Colony here. Actress Soha Ali Khan says it is a way of paying them a tribute.
Based in New Delhi, Widow Colony is run by the government, providing shelter to several families affected by the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 that followed the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

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“The film is not made with the intention to give justice to the victims of 1984 riots. We have made this film to share a story. Showing ’31st October’ to the survivors and victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, is our way of giving them a tribute,” Soha said in a statement.

The film’s writer-producer Harry Sachdeva shared that “it’s our privilege and honour to show the film to the victims of anti-Sikh violence of 1984 riots who are still hoping for justice”.

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Also starring Vir Das, “31st October” is based on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination and its repercussions.
Vir and Soha play a Sikh couple in the film who try to escape from a riot-prone area with their kids post the assassination of the late political leader.
Directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, “31st October” is scheduled to release October 7. (IANS)
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  • Manthra koliyer

    Bollywood at its best for the society

  • Antara

    It feels amazing to see filmmakers coming up with such initiatives for social awareness and wellfare!