Realistic Cinema Makes A Comeback With ‘31st October’

| May 23 , 2015 , 07:45 IST
31 october-700x400 Today cinema has become more and more realistic and film makers are now going back to the basics. Realistic cinema has made a strong comeback, particularly in Indian cinema, which has been dominated with its strong, colorful and power packed embellished cinema, where songs and dances play an integral role in the film. Today’s filmmakers are not afraid to explore the realistic aspects of cinema. More and more filmmakers are braving into the realistic genre which are hard hitting and have powerful social messages. Along with the filmmakers, the audience is also welcoming the change in cinema and the acceptance of reality cinema has also increased. Previously, such cinemas were categorised as art films and were mainly shown in foreign film festivals where they were given their deserved recognition, but when screened in their own country, such films were not only given no respect but also met with protests and tremendous objections for being unsociable and “bad for the society” as it depicted the true stories of true people. The censor board would ban such films from being showcased in view of such demonstrations, as they would lead to violence within the society. Films like “Bandit Queen” saw light only in recent times, Deepa Mehta’s film “Water” could not be shot in India as widows were a taboo and sensitive subject. But today times have changed and filmmakers are getting their due recognition for their powerful exposure of reality thus, paving way to the social change which India needed. In last decade, we have seen some realistic movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, The Dirty Picture, No One Killed Jessica, Paan Singh Tomar, which not only won critical acclaim but also worked wonders at the Box Office. Continuing the tradition is an upcoming film titled “31st OCTOBER”. The writer and producer of ‘31st October’, Harry Sachdeva claims that it is one of the most daring films that have been made in India in the past decade. [caption id="attachment_40737" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Film Producer Harry Sachdeva with Union MoS Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Writer and Producer of 31st October Harry Sachdeva with Union MoS Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore[/caption] The film is based on aftermath of Ex-Prime Minister Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her two Sikh bodyguards and the murderous Anti-Sikh pogrom that followed. The makers claim that the film is as hard-hitting as it can get without getting into the propaganda politics. According to Producer Harry Sachdeva “ Genocide of Sikhs in 1984 did no good to the community or the country, it became an instrument for separatism and hate politics. 31st OCTOBER is an attempt to unmask the staged ploys and pay homage to the victims”. When asked about if he is hopeful of the movie to bring about change, he replied, “A sincere and an honest effort always leads to change, we are hopeful and resilient towards the film being an instrument of change”. Harry has travelled to Cannes Film Festival with his film and had a private screening for international Distributors that ended in a standing ovation. Harry says that Cannes has always given platform to Indian Films which dare to challenge the mainstream and he informed that his tribute to the victims of 1984 riots will see a 2015 release. Harry has also announced his maiden Directorial venture "Udan Choo" at Cannes, which is Adventure Drama based on family relationships and will be shot in India and Canada. The film stars Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das in lead roles and is directed by National Award Winning Director Shivaji Lotan Patil. The movie is slated to release later this year.

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