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  • ...the final product is underwhelming and looks like a small-scale remake of the Hollywood film franchise, The Purge.

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  • ...has its heart in the right place. What it lacks is genuine firepower. Despite the anger and anguish that drives it, it is unable to whip up urgency and force.

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  • Twists are predictable and secondary actors appear half prepared. Also, they keep shifting gears between Punjabi and Hindi.

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  • It's unfortunate that such a shamefully galling incident is clobbered by a stumbling narrative that lacks depth and moves in a single point agenda.

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  • While a film like 31st October does play an important role in jabbing at the Collective Conscience of a nation, Patil does no justice to the story with his lame helmsmanship and equally disappointing narrative.

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  • ...is why fledgling inept filmmakers should stay away from history-invoking true stories, else such heinous acts might well be wiped out from the collective conscience for want of a skilled and able raconteur!

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  • Anyone watching this film will have to settle for its intentions alone. Everything else in this melodramatic overdose is genuinely embarrassing.

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  • We need more films on this dark chapter in Indian history, but not the likes of 31st October.

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  • ...neither tells nor shows us anything we do not know.

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  • ...maudlin, meaningless...

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  • ...when a film attempts to dramatise the events in an amateurish way, the heart-wrenching awfulness of those events is lost. The audience feels no empathy in the fake emotions and the graphic blood and gore fails too.

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  • Thousands of Sikhs were slaughtered, raped and driven out of their homes in the riots of October-November 1984. Their story needs to be told with delicacy and intelligence, not with the sloppiness and hollowness that are the hallmark of 31st October.

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