The trailer of Harry Sachdeva’s upcoming dramatic thriller ‘31st October’, which stars Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan, was unveiled today at a suburban venue in Mumbai.
Attended by Vir, Soha, Harry and National-award winning director Shivaji Lotan Patil, the trailer event was a major success as media-persons could not get enough of the trailer and requested that it be played twice. The trailer got a tremendous response from everyone present at the event and after the screening of the trailer; the film team interacted with the media and spoke about the film, which is based on actual events and revolves around a Sikh family’s plight during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Harry Sachdeva said, “We have made this film because we wanted this generation to see and know what had happened in 1984 when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated. We have not made this film as a political statement, but as a tribute to all those who came together to display acts of heroism by saving their Sikh brethren during the riots.”
Vir Das, who plays the protagonist Devender Singh, said, “It was quite a challenging role for me as I am neither a Sikh nor a father, so for me to bring out the emotions of a family man desperate to save his family from violence, was a new experience. Having said that, I am really happy that I got to play this role and I hope everyone likes it.”
Soha, who plays Vir’s wife Tejinder in the film, added, “This film is neither about politics, nor about any particular community. This is the story of a family and their survival against all odds.”
Produced by Writer-producer Harry Sachdeva and Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd, co-produced by Anand Prakash, directed by National award winner Shivaji Lotan Patil and released by Panorama Studios, ‘31st October’ is scheduled for a world-wide release on October 7, 2016.