October Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 13/04/2018
  • Genre              : Drama, Romance
  • Cast                 : Varun Dhawan, Banitha Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao, Sahil Vedoliya
  • Director          : Shoojit Sircar
  • Duration         : 1 hour  56 minutes
  • Language        : Hindi

One of the most bankable actors in Bollywood today, Varun Dhawan surprised everyone in the trailer of October. A departure from his typical Bollywood masala films. Directed by the much acclaimed Shoojit Sircar, who has treated us with great works like Vicky Donor, Piku and Madras Cafe in the past, get ready for visually rich cinematography coupled with what today’s films often lack, soul. October, a month in autumn, is more than just a symbol in this new film as it covers a lifetime.

(Dan) Varun Dhawan is a hotel management intern with a reckless and cynical attitude till time gets the better of him. An incident occurs at the hotel where one of his colleagues Shiuli (Banita Sandhu), lands up at the hospital. This affects Dan far deeply than he ever imagined, and thereon, he embarks on an emotional journey where he seeks answers and love in the strangest of circumstances. Varun, with his childlike innocence, is loveable throughout and delivers a nuanced yet powerful performance. The debutant Banita will leave you teary-eyed in certain scenes and know how to make the audience completely empathetic towards her character. The music by Shantanu Moitra is soothing yet melancholic at the same time.

‘October’ is not bound by Indian sensibility alone; it is a humane story that will possibly enjoy a much wider appeal across international audiences. It is evident that the director wanted this story about love to find its own life cycle of blossom. Special mention to Dhawan’s impeccable performance. If you are a true lover of cinema, you need to catch the movie in the nearest theatre today.