October is an upcoming 2018 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar and written by Juhi Chaturvedi. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu and Gitanjali Rao in lead roles.
Synopsis: Dan (Varun Dhawan) is living the life of any carefree 21 year old, revolving around a bunch of friends and fellow hotel interns who feed off each other's everyday moments, their ups and downs. Shiuli (Banita Sandhu) is one such intern at the same hotel, who at times is at a receiving end of Dan's audaciousness. Life goes on until a sudden turn of events smashes Dan and Shiuli's lives together, into a bond that's unlike any 21 year olds. The emotional connection between them goes through a metamorphoses that brings out a form of love that's unlike any other eventually leading to an internal awakening. October is not a Love Story, but rather a story about love.
Film October is a worthy to watch once for its unique concept and noticeable performances. !!
April 13 th, 2018
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi have always delivered great stories and their latest release ‘October’ is certainly one of them. It’s surprising how Shoojit Sircar and his hit writer Juhu Chaturvedi came up with such an unusual love story, just when we thought how to make a love story that doesn’t stench of formulaic thinking. Shoojit Sircar’s ‘October’ says a lot, without saying too much.
Set in New Delhi, October spins around Dan (Varun Dhawan), a hotel management student training with a five-star hotel. Dan is known for being a grouch and constantly cribbing about his life. When a colleague Shiuli (Banita Sandhu) falls off the terrace during an office party, Dan gets drawn to her, especially after discovering that she had asked about him seconds before falling off the terrace and ends up jeopardising his social and professional life to spend time with her at the hospital, where she lies in a comatose state. How this affects his life, forms the rest of the plot.
Varun plays a very powerful character in the sense of diverse acting. Varun is known for giving his best always and October is a treat for fans of the actor, who have never seen him in such a role before. As Dan, Varun will simply win your heart with his earnest and honest performance. Debutant Banita Sandhu is a great discovery. October’s Shiuli is not an easy role to essay but Banita shows great conviction and dedication in playing this character. As Shiuli’s suffering yet stoic mother, Gitanjali Rao shows us the pain of a woman who doesn’t know what’s right, but also knows the power of love.
About the movie, October is a good watch but it is a slow pace movie. The pace is a major problem in this film. It’s repetitive and sluggish. However the tale is quite tragic, it doesn’t depress you and your soul goes out for the characters in the movie. Avik Mukhopadhyay's camera work is unquestionably great. It is obvious that Shoojit and Juhi have poured their souls in this visually engaging story.
Overall, film October is a worthy to watch once for its unique concept and noticeable performances.