After the world premiere at the London Indian Film Festival, writer-producer Harry Sachdeva and Magical Dream Productions Pvt Ltd’s 31st October was screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) on September 28, 2015.
Directed by the National award winning filmmaker Shivaji Lotan Patil, the political thriller starring Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das is based on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination. After watching the film, the critics couldn’t stop raving about the thriller and Vir and Soha’s stellar performance in the movie calling it – thrilling, heartrending and full of love!
Praising the movie, popular critic Ken Eisner said, “The aftershocks of Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984, at the hands of her own Sikh bodyguards, are presented brutally in this re-creation of events that led to more than 2,100 deaths in Delhi alone.”
While others wrote, “VIFF is proud to present a film torn from history, made with urgency and passion, vital for Indian culture but meant to move the world. Written and produced by Harry Sachdeva, directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, and starring Bollywood’s finest, this is a powerhouse of a thriller, yet it never fails at bringing human emotions great and small to the screen. Thrilling, heartrending and full of love, this is a movie that will bring down the house. A roller-coaster ride of a film… a must-see drama.”