OCTOBER REVIEW : IT’S NOT ABOUT LOVE, IT’S MUCH MORE THAN THAT AND IT’S A MUST WATCH FOR TODAY’S GENERATION
Varun Dhawan’s and Banita Sandhu starrer ‘October’ is releasing this weekend and the fans would see Varun Dhawan in a totally different avatar from what he is known for and i.e comedy. The National Award-winning director Shoojit Sircar who is known for making films that offer a mix of realism, reliability and entertainment has also taken the director’s chair for this one. Varun Dhawan’s october is one of the most anticipated movie of the year and we have already seen it.
STORY : The story revolves around Dan aka Danish Walia (Varun Dhawan), a student of hotel management is an intern at a top hotel in Delhi along with his batch mates. An incident occurs at the hotel where one of his colleagues Shiuli (Banita Sandhu), lands up at the hospital. This affects Dan far deeply than he ever imagined, and thereon, he embarks on an emotional journey where he seeks answers and love in the strangest of circumstances.
PERFORMANCES : Director Shoojit Sircar has made the best possible out of Varun Dhawan as an actor as he shines bright in this one. He makes you smile even when you don’t want to as it’s an intense feature film. His innocence drives this film quite well on the other hand, debutante, Banita Sandhu uses her beautiful eyes to express emotions, or lack of it. It’s a difficult task but she has managed to do it quite nicely.
DIRECTION- The National Award Winner Director, Shoojit Sircar breathes life in to every scene with his nuanced direction. The film unfolds at a leisurely pace, but never lacks spirit. He gives you a glimpse into the lives of his characters, and artfully takes you into his fold. At times, you forget that you are watching a movie; instead, you become a spectator to the lives of real people, with real, uncorrupted emotions and this is what he is best at.
Cinematography and Editing – Avik Mukhopadhyay (cinematography) sets the frames with poetic beauty and a charm that is inescapable. Editing is crisp and to the point making it a mere 2 hour film.
CONCLUSION- October is a must watch film for today’s generation who has left hopes for the true love or the love they find in real / reel life. There’s much more to love still left in today’s era. For me, It’s a 3.5/5