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October Movie Review: Varun Dhawan, The Actor Shines In This Achingly Beautiful Film

AASTHA SINGAL | 1
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| April 13 , 2018 , 19:30 IST

Shoojit Sircar has proved himself as an astounding filmmaker time and again but October was an opportunity for Varun Dhawan - the commercial "hero" to prove himself as an actor, which he did, beautifully. As slow as the film goes, the viewer gets drowned in the depths of emotions expressed by the artists.

To soak in the true essence of this agonizing unpredictable film, the audience needs patience. The well-crafted drama is anything like an ordinary Bollywood film. Unlike the conventional masala, the praise-worthy writer Juhi Chaturvedi has woven this uncontemporary film with haywire emotions and pure characters.

October is a no evil involved film with two 21-year-olds battle with the atrocities life throw at them for the completion of their astounding love story. No, the marvellous film is not just about young love, it's much more. It is a journey of self-transformation and explores the complexity of unique medical situations.

Danish Walia (Varun Dhawan) and Shiuli Iyer (Banita Sandhu) are two hotel management student training at a Delhi hotel. Both are so similar yet so different. While Dan is rebellious, immature and unhappy with how his life is shaping up, Shuili is a focused, committed to her profession and well-behaved intern.

How two non-interacting co-workers life tangle with each other after a terrible accident is what makes the film interesting. After falling from hotel's third floor, Shuili's character is surrounded by white hospital walls, grief-stricken relatives and a strong yet suffering mother by her side pondering over the chances of her survival.

When the news of her accident reaches Dan, he is concerned and for some unknown reason, he can't just forget about the incident and move on with his life like everyone else. Visiting the camisole girl and holding an awkward conversation with her relatives on a regular basis becomes new regime for the unsure boy.

On his journey to transformation, his conversation with Shuili's mother (Geetanjali Rao), silent moments of self-indulgence and gawking at the still ground with no moment involved somehow help him in discovering himself and grow. Every intricate detail has been presented with such beauty that you'll hesitate to blink and miss it.

All throughout the film, the apt melodies by Shantanu Moitra and Avik Mukhopadhayay's nature-inspired camera work strike a chord for the viewers. October is not just about the story or actors or locations, it is way beyond the general technicalities audience notice in a film because each crew member has played a crucial part in the film's making.

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october is not just about the story or actors or locations, it is way beyond the general technicalities audience notice in a film because each crew member has played a crucial part in the film's making.