OCTOBER Movie Review

OCTOBER Movie Review

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Story, screenplay & dialogues: Juhi Chaturvedi
Producers: Ronnie Lahiri, Sheel Kumar
Production company: Rising Sun Films, Kino Works
Music director: Shantanu Moitra
Cinematographer: Avik Mukhopadhayay
Editor: Chandrashekhar Prajapati
Language: Hindi
Release date: 13-04-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 1hr, 55mins
Genre: Drama


Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu works in a star hotel. One night, Banita accidentally falls from the hotel’s third floor while working and gets hospitalized in a life or death condition. What next?


Shoojit Sircar’s direction is matured, his subtle treatment gives a peaceful experience. Juhi Chaturvedi’s writing is different, her composed way of handling things has given a calm tone to the whole film. Script is refreshing and very realistic. Dialogues are neat, keeps the feel alive. Varun Dhawan gets a unique role, he has delivered his career best performance. Banita Sandhu is great in her debut, needs guts to choose such a powerful role. Shantanu Moitra’s background music matches the mood of the movie perfectly. Avik Mukhopadhayay’s camera work is clean and shines bright when he covers the nature. Climax is strong with a small positive message. Varun Dhawan’s sentiment towards Banita is touching. The unconventional attempt is highly appreciable.


The less on drama writing falls also as a letdown, because the emotional connect is just little. Emotional meter misses to sit through, as things are made low on weight. Juhi Chaturvedi’s screenplay writing is honestly dull as there’s nothing hard hitting to hold us. There are no high points to shock or surprise the viewers. Flow is extremely sluggish and lacks intensity in the proceedings. Supporting characters doesn’t have much scope to impress. Editing could’ve been crisp to bring in much more engagement.

TO CONCLUDE – A meditative drama without any compromise, subtle emotions offer limited impact.

Movie Rating – 2.75/ 5.

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