An emotion-charged and soulfully beautiful story
You are about to enter a Shoojit Sircar film, a zone where expectations are high and where you let yourself free because you know the film maker will absorb you in his vision.
And that’s how it happens, the film absorbs you naturally and unknowingly, and leads you onto a contemplative path.
One question when we watch and review such unusual films, what is the intent and we might have an answer for you. Read on
Watch it If you like -
Varun Dhawan’s act, The light hearted tones in the film are really impressive, Impactful
But Beware of -
Slow paced, You feel the movie is going nowhere, Only for niches
Read Detail Review
With October, Shoojit Sircar shakes the gospels of movie-making. He doesn’t deliver a standard Bollywood movie, it’s an experience, it’s a telescope into a reel-turned-real lives of unknown people who become a part of you and leave you navel-gazing and questioning and/or admiring life.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
If you didn’t get anything from the trailer, like us, then let it be like that.
But yes, just like mentioned in the trailer, it’s not a love story. It is a film about love, that too pure love devoid of any drama dialogues and dreaminess.
The beauty of the film lies in its simplicity and realistic zone. The same makes you feel that the movie is going nowhere, but you don’t realize you are already on a trip filled with muted emotions. A trip where uncompelled humor makes you smile and get attached to the film.
We were to tell you about the intent of such movies. Well, each one of us may have an individual interpretation of the films they see, but the basic idea is to give a break. A pause to make us cherish the things we have and live in the present.
And so, with this spirit, even the slow pace of the film is acceptable.
The best part of the film is that light heartedness and quietness conquer over what otherwise would have been a melodrama if it was some other film by some other director, perhaps. But just like the feeling of love, that has numerous definitions and yet can never be defined, Shoojit Sircar treats this film making sure it stays on our minds long past our viewing period.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
This is a film that is song-less and yet lyrical and poetic in its own way. The background score by Shantanu Moitra adds a lot of intensity.
Casting in films by Shoojit Sircar is always different and impressive.
And so, he brings this all new side of Varun Dhawan in front of his, he drops his herogiri and delivers one of the finest and most amusing performances. He is unusual and incredible. And that bewildered state of mind of his character, Varun pulls it off amazingly.
Debutante Banita acted nicely through her eyes. She is convincing even without much dialogues and one can instantly connect with the blankness she brings on her face when in poor health.
Gitanjali Rao as Shiuli’s mother is wonderfully convincing. So are the actors playing her sister, Varun’s friends and hotel manager.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
There is no emotion or expression that can truly describe this movie. Hell, it was tough even reviewing it. It’s just that with some films, you have to watch to know them, to feel them and to deduce your own meaning.
This is one such film.