Movie Review: October


Star Cast: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao, Sahil Vedoliyaa.

Director: Shoojit Sircar

What’s Good: If  the story is written by Juhi Chaturvedi helmed by Shoojit Sircar and is a Varun Dhawan starrer then how can you look for ‘what’s good’ in the movie?

What’s Bad:  This totally depends on the taste of the person watching the movie. If you don’t like slow movies then you will pass your time just by yawning but if you are a movie lover you will surely witness the elegance.

Script Analysis: The writter of ‘October’ Juhi Chaturvedi had seriously done a plucky attempt, kuddoos to her..!! Despite such dreadful narration she keeps the proceedings light. Sometimes she went deep into a story and can’t decide where to stop. The script of October is excellentlly scrappy. The narration gets monotonous at times with prolonged plot.

Some portion of the movie will leave you with so many questions striking your head but the unprecedented attempt of sircar and juhi will be harmed if you try to get the answers of those questions.. Better leave them. The build up could’ve been short, some situations could’ve been well polished and editing could’ve been tighter.

Star Performance:  The actor which keeps you entertained all through the movie is the same who just wigwagged us with his overripe performance as twins Judwaa 2. There always come one movie in every actor’s career which sets the parameter of his versatility and October is one such movie for Varun Dhawan.  The way he portraits Dann and maintains the innocence throughout thr movie is just something really perceptible. Some of his realistic traits like stammering a bit while talking makes one believe he isn’t delivering any dialogue but speaking according to the situation.

Now let’s talk about the verbally absent lead Banita Sandhu’s performance in the movie. October marks as her debut to bollywood and kuddoos to her brave attempt of choosing such a tough role and portraiting the same in a breath-taking way..!! Now this will be interesting to see her delivering big dramatic dailogues in her upcoming bollywood flicks.

Direction and Music:  Industry produce over 1900 films per year, yet atypical shade of love was still uninstigated till 13th Aprill this year. I mean how can you expect less than the mind behind executed movies like Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe and Piku.

This song-less film is entirely carried by Shantanu Moitra’s background score and must say he has done a splendid job. The songs could’ve created disruption and it’s good makers decided to skip them.

Watch or not: All said and done, go and watch the movie for Varun Dhawan.He has expanded his range of versatility with this one and Shoojit Sircar has managed to rip out a shade of him which was never seen before.