Mohalla Assi

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Mohalla Assi
Directed by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Produced by Vinay Tiwari
Written by Dr. Kashi Nath Singh
Screenplay by Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Story by Dr. Kashi Nath Singh
Based on Kashi Ka Assi 
by Dr. Kashinath Singh
Starring Sunny Deol
Ravi kishan
Sakshi Tanwar
Saurabh Shukla
Mukesh Tiwari
Rajendra Gupta
Mithilesh Chaturvedi
Seema Azmi
Cinematography Vijay Arora
Edited by Aseem Sinha
Crossword Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Release dates
  • 2012 (2012)
Country India
Language Hindi

Mohalla Assi (Hindi: मोहल्ला Banaras) is a 2012 Bollywood film starring Sunny Deol, and directed by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi who previously directed Pinjar (2003), starring Urmila Matondkar and Manoj Bajpai, and most known for television epic Chanakya.[1]

The film is based on Dr. Kashinath Singh's popular Hindi novel Kashi Ka Assi. Assi Ghat is a ghat in Varanasi (Banaras) on the banks of Ganges River, and the film is based in a famous and historical 'Mohalla' (locality) by the ghat, on the southern end of Banaras. Also starring Ravi Kishen and Sakshi Tanwar, the film is set in the post-independence period. Currently film is in post-production stage and likely to release in January, 2013.[2][3] As of November 2013, the film is delayed as the film director has stopped the work claiming that he has not been paid his dues.[4]

Sunny Deol plays the lead role of Sanskrit teacher and an orthodox religious priest (Pundit) while Sakshi Tanwar plays his wife.[5]

The release date of Mohalla Assi has been repeatedly pushed back and allegations of non-payment have continued to surface. [6] [7]


The film was shot on the banks of The Ganga and on the sets erected at the Film City, Mumbai The film is nearing completion and is slated to release around post monsoon all over India and oversears.[8][9] Ameesha Patel was offered the female lead role but turned it down due to financial differences with the film's producer.[10] Sakshi Tanwar was a cast a replacement.



  1. ^ "Sunny is all set to play priest". Times of India. Feb 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sunny Deol to play a pandit in Mohalla Assi". NDTV Movies. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Sunny dons a priest's look for his new film 'Mohalla Assi'". Deccan Herald. Feb 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mohalla Assi delayed alleged non-payment of dues". November 30, 2013 (The Times of India). Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar in Mohalla Assi". Indian Express. Feb 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sunny Deol's Mohalla Assi stuck - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  7. ^ "Sunny Deol's 'Mohalla Assi' in dues row - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  8. ^ "Sunny Deol is learning Sanskrit". MiD DAY. 2011-02-09. 
  9. ^ "In the new world". Indian Express. Feb 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ameesha says no to Sunny Deol - The Times of India". The Times Of India.