Sometimes you actually want to go back to history to see what exactly happened. Who did what, when and where? But the past is past and we can only find it in books, journals or in any other paperwork.

We can only know it by reading, but thanks to cinema that we can see the history in front of us. We can feel with these moving images how those people have felt at that time or what happened at that time which urged today’s filmmakers to make movies on it. Every filmmaker has his/her own perception and a way of storytelling.

This Friday, once again a history is revived with the movie “31st October”. Such a sensitive past is dealt beautifully by director Shivaji Lotan Patil, written and produced by Harry Sachdeva. The film features Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan as a Sikh couple. The movie is based on Indira Gandhi Assassination. How her bodyguards killed her and then the repercussions.

The film features Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan as a Sikh couple. The movie is based on Indira Gandhi Assassination. How her bodyguards killed her and then the repercussions.

The story revolves around a middle-class family living in Delhi and dealing with the fear of riots happened after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. The film opens at 6.30 am with a group of people consisting of Sikh and Hindu getting ready to make langar at Gurudwara. A normal daily routine is shown in the movie where Davinder Singh (Vir Das) is escorting his sons to school and then go to Gurudwara before going to his office. Meanwhile, his wife, a homemaker Tajinder Kaur (Soha Ali Khan), looks after their infant daughter and other chores.

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A normal daily routine is shown in the movie where Davinder Singh (Vir Das) is escorting his sons to school and then go to Gurudwara before going to his office. Meanwhile, his wife, a homemaker Tajinder Kaur (Soha Ali Khan), looks after their infant daughter and other chores.

All of a sudden everything changes when India’s third Prime Minister shot dead by her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh. Everything was forgotten and people were out on streets with their sticks and other harmful stuff to target the Sikh community.

The movie serves those well who have no idea about this incident. But the innocent people who have suffered the aftermath lost their business. Their families are still waiting for the justice, as showed by the filmmaker.

Soha and Vir have given their best performance as the lead pair of the movie. The movie has showcased those events which affected many lives. Not exactly well structured but it should be seen once.