It is the plight of our nation that when anyone stands against injustice or tries to surface it, the person is forced to give it up through inflictions upon him by the complete nation. History is the strongest evidence, 'Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged till death when they raised their voice against injustice.'
Scheduled to be released on 21st of this month, the film 31st October is based on true incidents which took place soon after the assassination of India's then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. She was shot dead by two of her own bodyguards named Satwant Singh and Beant Singh on 31st October 1984, at Prime Minister's residence, where she was headed for an interview.
Her murder sparked a major riot against the Sikh community because her bodyguards who killed her for the reasons best known to them, were Sikhs. The movie 31st October, starring Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das revolves around the consequences of Indira Gandhi's death. The exclusive factor about the flick is its script, which is actually a first-hand experience penned down by the producer of the movie Harry Sachdeva, who was a child then and still has blurr memories of that threatening period, which took many lives.
Like many other real life-based movies, which seemed to be a revelation of hidden secrets and truths of the society and its elements, went through a lot of troughs and crests before it hit the theaters. The film 31st October is also facing trouble and going through a struggle on its way to silver screen.
Wittyfeed will tell you how and why.
The PIL was filed against the film because of the alleged use of lookalikes of certain political leaders from that era, making inflammatory statements. Soon after this trap of PIL, the movie seems to be entrapped in another conspiracy.
An important part of the climax of the movie has been leaked and is trending on the internet heavily with the title " Leaked Scenes of "31st October" Movie exposed Congress hand in 84 Sikh Riots."
Writer and Producer Harry Sachdeva claims that this "leak" is a conspiracy to help the petitioner to refile the PIL and to create a delay in the release of the film. He has however declined to confirm whether the scenes are a part of the film or not.
As the sources say, the day the leaked video from the movie came in light, PIL was also refiled on the same night. However, the petitioner Ajay Katara who is also the prime witness in the famous Nitish Katara Murder case has denied any involvement in leaking the alleged video.
One of our sources close to the production house stated that, "The scene has been deliberately leaked by someone to create more hassles for our film days before its release and we are contemplating filing of a police complaint in this regard so that the authorities can investigate and apprehend the mischief-monger responsible for the leak. Social media is a very powerful tool in today's age and we hope to seek ample support from the youth of this country, who wish to know about the darkest chapter in the history of this country."
But the production and the entire cast and crew bluntly refused to get suppressed by these tactics and have chosen to revolt against the people who are hindering their way to explore and express the truth.
The entire team of 31st October including Soha Ali Khan will lead a 'Candle March' to show their protest against the elements with improper intentions.
Writer-producer Harry Sachdeva says, "We have been facing issues since the time we have started shooting the film and this is not completely unexpected, however, the leak does imply that the people who oppose the film can stoop to any low. But we don't want to bow down to such threats and we are going to the public for support. We have started a movement called #IStandWith31stOctober and with growing support each day we will grow stronger and preserve our basic right to creativity and expression.''
People across the nation have joined the movement to make it a revolution. They are raising their voice courageously to give a tough fight to injustice.
People using various social media platforms as a source, are openly expressing their support to this great initiative #IStandWith31stOctober and are marking their virtual presence.
So readers, wake up and raise your voice to fight back the evils of the society. Log into your facebook or twitter accounts to hit like and mark your virtual presence for the Candle March.