October film review: Varun Dhawan's seasoned act brings alive Shoojit Sircar's 'flowery' imagination

Precise from the first look of the movie, October has been an enigma. The trailer, which is normally supposed to supply a glimpse into the movie, in this case solely serves to additional intensify the thriller.

We’re left pondering as to who’s Dan, why is he doing odd jobs and why is Banita bed-ridden, and what transpires between the 2. There is only one factor that we’re completely positive of – a Shoojit Sircar movie seldom disappoints. With excessive hopes and far curiosity, we head to the press screening of October and right here’s what we consider the movie…

What’s it about

Danish aka Dan (Varun Dhawan) is a resort administration trainee, who appears to be fully lost. His colleague, Shiuli (Banita Sandhu), however, is sort of purposeful and decided.

Whereas everybody else goes about them each day duties fairly diligently, Dan appears to query all the things with none cause, thus annoying his seniors and affecting his grades.

Banita, quite the opposite, has the reply to most questions. Life appears to be fairly ordinary, when, because of a freak accident, Shiuli slips right into a coma.

Whereas this appears to be the tip of the world to her household, Varun abruptly finds a function. He turns into obsessive about Shiuli – presents hope to the household when even medical doctors can’t, screens her progress, and even will get her groomed, all whereas compromising on his job.

However, why is Dan so obsessive about Shiuli, particularly once they barely even spoke earlier than the accident? Properly, we are going to allow you to discover that out if you watch the movie.

What’s hot?

Let me take a second right here to gush over Varun Dhawan. What an absolute delight he’s! A far cry from his street-smart avatar in his last film outing, Varun is subdued to the purpose of being unrecognizable within the movie.

He’s a research in innocence. Don’t be stunned if you happen to discover ladies round you squealing in delight at his naivete. There are occasions when the movie will get just a little an excessive amount of to deal with and it’s then that Varun’s attraction involves its rescue.

Aside from Varun, who’s operating fairly a one-man present, there’s Geetanjali Rao, who, as Shiuli’s mom, is so delicate and restrained, it breaks your coronary heart.

As for the movie, it takes its time to develop on you. Shoojit’s penchant for capturing the essence of Delhi with extensive angle pictures continues with October too.

You may virtually really feel his presence within the movie each time there’s a sad second between two characters or every time a person has an inside communication of some type. It’s simply as tangible because of the underlying emotion within the movie – that of affection.

It’s so uncommon to discover a movie that doesn’t hammer the purpose or tries to let you know that love needs to be a sure manner. October lets love be. It leaves the emotion open for the viewers to decipher in their very own manner.

Identical to the flower, Shiuli, that blooms first within the month of October, love, on this movie, is classy virtually to the purpose of being invisible.

However, if you happen to listen, the perfume will draw you in and preserve waiting for long after. Such is the effect that for hours later, you’ll nonetheless be pondering. It’s evident that Shoojit wasn’t taking part into the gallery whereas envisioning this ‘flowery’ movie.

What’s not

After being shrouded in a thriller for thus lengthy, the movie doesn’t have a lot to disclose. There’s no suspense right here and that appears to be the movie’s largest letdown.

Whereas we find it irresistible that Shoojit’s movies use the pause to successfully drive throughout the purpose, right here it appears to be overused. The tempo of the movie generally is an actual deterrent. Some scenes have been unnecessarily languished over and will have been finished away with on the modifying desk.

After promising so much throughout promotions, Banita Sandhu’s debut leaves a lot to be desired. Whereas current all through, she barely has something to do with the movie. Not saying that she ought to have seemed fair and run round bushes in her debut movie, however being bed-ridden for greater than half of the movie is just not a good suggestion both.

Additionally, it could assist if we had just a little extra perception into Dan. Why was he the best way he was – now that might be a factor to discover within the movie.

Ranking:3.5.0 out of 5 Reviewed by Anek Shrinivas(mostgeeky.com)

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