Directed by Shoojit Sircar
Written by Juhi Chaturvedi
Few things that I completely loved & adored about Shoojit Sircar's extremely real and relatable saga about love & loss.
1. Juhi Chaturvedi's evocative writing of these believable & affable characters that make you feel as if you have met them somewhere in your past. With October, she successfully writes a meditative piece that manages to linger on with the audience even after one leaves the theatre.
2. Beautiful use of the city (Delhi) & its people, that end up becoming supporting players to this soulful story.
3. The writing isn't rushed, which makes one feel more connected with Dan (Varun) and everybody else that orbits around Shiuli (Banita Sandhu).
4. None of your usual tropes of a love story are added or even remotely grazed.
5. Avik Mukhopadhyay's steady no-gimmicky, almost transdental camerawork that superbly captures the intensity of a hospital and the changing of seasons.
6. And of course, VARUN DHAWAN. All these years after Badlapur, he once again shows us that if it's needed he sure can risk it & act his heart out, and give a soulful performance.
Slow & steady storytelling, indeed at times can win the race.
P.S: October may be not everyone's cup of tea, but I feel people should give this fragile & tender love story a chance. It is bound to pull on your heartstrings.