The movie ‘31st October’ which was to be released on the 7th of October has a PIL filed against it. The film revolves around a Sikh family and their struggles in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination. The former PM was assassinated on October 31, 1984.
The petitioner, Mr. Ajay Katara, has repoetedly claimed that the film’s producer, Magical Dreams Production Pvt. Ltd., has used a lookalike of an unspecified political figure who has been painted in a bad light. Mr. Katara also add that some scenes in the movie are aimed and targeted against a political figure of the country and that this way they have abused the right to expression.
The big save was when the publicist sent out a statement as soon as the PLI report news came online. The statement says that the Soha Ali Khan Khemu and Vir Das starrer movie ‘31st October’ has a new release date.
“After struggling with the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for over four months, writer-producer Harry Sachdeva was all set to release his poignant thriller, 31st October, featuring Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan, on October 7, 2016,” the statement says. “A Delhi-based close aide of the Congress party has also filed a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) against 31st October, demanding a ban on the release of the film. Amidst all the chaos and protest, Harry Sachdeva can now breathe a sigh of relief, as the movie will now be released on 21st October, 2016. Fortunately, the movie has also managed to get a solo release status for itself.”