Cast : Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao, Sahil Vedoliyaa
Director : Shoojit Sircar
Genre : Drama
Synopsis : Dan and Shiuli are both 21 year old hotel interns working at the same hotel. Life goes on until a sudden turn of events smashes Dan and Shiuli’s lives together into a bond that’s unlike any other.
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Somewhere in the middle of the second half of October, I felt a single tear sliding down my cheek. What caused it? Was it some good old-fashioned melodrama that caused me to tear up? Nope, this film has none of that. Was it some heartfelt emotional outburst from one of the characters? Nope, this film has none of that either. Was it seeing the death of some character. Nope, that was certainly not the reason. Logically speaking, there was absolutely no reason I should have teared up.
As humans, we spend a large part of our lives getting on with our work, and in the process, we learn how to shut out our emotions. Watching October, you get the exact same feeling. Throughout the film, the unsaid emotions are all bottled up and some of the most eventful sequences take place so organically and without any fuss. It’s a strategy that director Shoojit Sircar has used to similar effect in his previous films. Take for instance, the death of his major characters in his previous films Madras Cafe(2013) and Piku(2015).
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