Sunny Deol is playing the central character Dharmanath Pandey, a Sanskrit scholar, in the film which is being made by Dr Chandra Prakash Dwivedi based on Dr Kashinath Singh’s novel Kashi Ka Assi. Sunny is acting in the film without charging any remuneration as he very much liked the script and his role. The star cast includes Ravi Kishan, Sakshi Tanwar and Saurabh Shukla.
The film is being produced by Vinay Tewari. Cinematography is baing handled by Vijay Arora of Dus, Virudha and Jungle. The entire film will be shot at various locations in Benares.
The film Mohalla Assi is about the heritage Sanskrit schools in Benares and how they have been fighting for survival