Title: Mohalla Assi 2018
16 November 2018 (India)
Duration: 2h 30min
Director: Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Stars: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan
Movie Plot: Based on Dr. Kashinath Singh’s Hindi novel ‘Kashi Ka Assi’, a religious satire based on the commercialization of the pilgrimage city, and fake gurus who lure the visitors and tourists. Assi Ghat is a burning ghat on the river banks of Ganges flowing into the middle of Banaras, India. The film is based in a famous, historical locality by the ghat, on the southern end of Banaras (Varanasi).
Mohalla Assi is based on Sahitya Academy Award winner litterateur Kashi Nath Singh. Directed by famous National Award winner Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, `Mohalla Assi` is a political satire on cultural changes of a country like India which has a deep-rooted cultural heritage in general and a pious & holy city like Varanasi in particular during the Globalization period that happened during the time frame of 1988 to 1998. `Mohalla Assi` travels its voyage on three levels i.e. person, society and country. `Mohalla Assi` tells the story of Dharm Nath Pandey (Sunny Deol), a man of principles and idealism. He has his hold on his surroundings and society as a caretaker of religion and culture.