When you think about a Bollywood film, the first thing you will always think up of is loud music, dancing and romance. However, Director Shoojit Sircar’s October is not one of them.
Dan (played by Varun Dhawan) is a student of hotel management and an intern of a top hotel in Delhi. Dan is a person who does not bond well with his batch mates until an incident occurs at the hotel where one of his colleagues Shiuli (played by Banita Sandhu), lands up at the hospital. This affects Dan far deeply, and embarks on an emotional journey where he seeks answers and love in the strangest of circumstances. Before we give you our review, check out the trailer:
Director Sircar’s October is a story that’s not bound by a script and beautiful scenery; it’s a story that expresses the beauty of human love that blossoms in the finest of scenes. October is a carefully crafted love story from Dan’s pure and simple world-view along with Shuili’s silent, stoic stares. Director Sircar beautifully describes how the beauty of love can lie in the most simplest things.
Dan is a 21-year-old who’s clumsy and careless at work but at the same time expresses rare innocence that makes him lovable. He doesn’t speak volumes, but is blunt and straightforward. As colleagues, Shiuli and Dan share nothing but some casual conversations. However, after her accident he finds himself falling in love with her simple and motionless world.
Director Sircar breathes life in to every scene and character by artfully making the audience forget that they are watching a movie; instead, spectating the characters’ lives. The scenes throb with emotions – they either make you cry or smile at unpredictable moment. It also gives out light humor so seamlessly that it leaves the audience surprised.
Actor Varun Dhawan also amazes the audience with his different take on Dan’s character. He drops the bollywood act and shows his finest acting skills by fitting right in the scenes. Debutante Banita doesn’t stay behind as she also expresses incredible acting skills by using the beauty of her eyes in the most important scenes.
While it’s not a story for someone’s who loves the usual Bollywood style movies, it’s certainly worth watching for people who’re attracted to simplicity.
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