A Film By Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi
Dharmnath Pandey is a Sanskrit teacher who sits on Assi Ghat, attending to pilgrims during the day and in the afternoon teaches Sanskrit. He is also the President of Dharma Raksha Parishad of Kashi A man with very rigid principles, Pandeyji is a bane to the other Pandas of Assi. With growing globalization – Banaras and Assi are flooded with foreign tourists, who are always on a look out for accommodation on Assi. However no foreign tourist could find a paying guest accommodation on Assi as Dharmnath Pandey is opposed any move to accommodate foreigners in a Brahmin house, as every Brahmin house had a small temple having an idol of Lord Shiva.
The Pandas were dying to give accommodation to foreign tourists but could not go against the campaign of Pandeyji. However there come a time in Pandeyji’s life where he is forced to compromise his principles. He loses his job as a Sanskrit Teacher and with no other way to feed his family, he decides to keep a foreigner as a paying guest in his house. Pandeyji, Kanni Guru and Nekram – three residents of Assi. Assi, which is changing with times. Mohalla Assi is the story of Pandey ji (Sunny Deol), who despite adverse situations, want to stick to his principles. Mohalla Assi is the story of Kanni Guru (Ravi Kissan) who has no principles. Mohalla Assi is the story of Nekram (Faisal Rashid) who makes his own principles. The conflict between the principles and realities of our time unfolds a challenging story of our great civilization.
Director – Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi
Cast – Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla, Mukesh Tiwari, Rajendra Gupta & Mithilesh Chaturvedi
Story by Dr Kashinath Singh
Distributed by White Lion Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Music on Zee Music Company