OCTOBER: A tale about love and hope

OCTOBER: A tale about love and hope

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After the memorable Vicky Donor and the thoroughly endearing Piku, Shoojit Sircar impresses us again in his latest feature. With October, he continues to make a strong case for realistic Hindi cinema as a creatively and commercially viable option. Assisted by some brilliant writing by Juhi Chaturvedi and a sensitive and measured performance from Varun Dhawan and the supporting cast, Sircar has come up with a romantic drama that will not be easily forgotten

Two hotel management trainees, Dan (Dhawan) and Shiuli (Sandhu) forge an unlikely bond in the most trying of circumstances. The film is a gentle unfolding of love and loss and longing, and takes its time getting to where its headed. Calling it slow would be to entirely miss the point, because the rhythms of life cannot be fast-forwarded.

Calling October a simple slice of life drama wouldnt do it justice. Its a poem with its own pace, rhythm and a beautiful story of human bonding thatll make you believe in selfless romance. Varun sets the bar high for himself as he proves his worth as an actor and not just a mass entertainer. Banita Sandhu as Shiuli fits the role and the entire supporting cast just keeps the story fresh and intact.

October is one story that will remain in your heart even after you leave the theater. Oh, and if you are wondering why the film has the name of a month as a title, Juhi Chaturvedi and Shoojit Sircar provide a beautiful answer to that too.

A poetic journey thatll warm your heart and might even want you to fall in love with the name Shiuli.


CAST: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao
DIRECTOR: Shoojit Sircar
GENRE: Drama/Romance
RATING: 3.6/5

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