I don't remember the last time I gave a film a full rating but I'm just positive about why A Death in the Gunj (A Death in the Echo) demands it from me. It's simply a a fabulous film that takes its sweet time to unfold through its atmospheric appeal, set in remote Bihar and with a stellar cast you wonder how the director got them together, narrating the depressing story of a young, taciturn man with demons in his mind and loneliness on his face. More than anything - and this drama is about many things - the film highlights the influence people have on other people. The final five minutes took my breath away and I'm confident it will make you think about depression, extroversion, sex, and longing. Konkona Sensharma's debut feature A Death in the Gunj is a masterpiece and easily one of my top 3 Hindi films of the 2010 decade. It's crisp, it's exotic, it's fantastic. TN.
The Captivating Gunj!
Directorial debut of Konkona Sensharma is enough charming to keep you hooked from the start till the end, and that's the main reason why it is the best film in the cinema this year. Starring Vikrant Massey, Ranvir Shorey, Tilottama Shome, Tanuja Mukherjee, Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin and many other actors, the moving film is about a boy called Shutu bullied amidst the gathering of family and friends in McLuskyGunj, Bihar of 1970s. The brilliant direction, writing and performances make for a perfect film.