Director: Shoojit Sircar
Cast: Varun Dhawan,Banita Sandhu,Gitanjali Rao,Sahil Vedoliyaa, Ashish Ghosh, Isha Chaturvedi, Prateek Kapoor, Nimmi Raphael, Shekhar Murugan, Iteeva Pandey, Karamveer Kanwar And Rachica Oswal
Genre: Romantic Drama
Synopsis: This is a story of every other 20 something boy who does not want grow up and on the other hand wants everything in life fall into place as quickly as possible. Danish Walia (Varun Dhawan) aka Dan is a management trainee who is struggling hard to fit into the domain of unquestionable service. He is in hurry to complete the training and start his own dream restaurant. But from inside, he becomes frustrated in this world of the fake smile. Even his boss finds him blunt and so his others colleagues. Meanwhile one of his colleagues Shiuli Iyer (Banita Sandhu) whom he merely acknowledged meets an accident on New Year’s Eve. The last words of her before going into the coma are ‘Where is Dan?’ shocks him so much internally. From there the quest for the inner self of Dan has started in the movie. It becomes the duty of Dan to take care of Shiuli in ICU ignoring his training and career well. This is the real unnamed journey of two strangers together is described with utmost care. Shoojit Sircar has done a marvelous job after Vicky Doner and Piku but the main appreciation is for Juhi Chaturvedi for her excellent screenplay and dialogue. Banita Sandhu tells many things through her eyes without uttering much word. And Varun Dhawan gets completely into the skin of Dan. Finally, you can say, October is a story of the journey to manhood; both for Dan and Varun.
- The most promising part of the movie is screenplay and dialogue by Juhi Chaturvedi
- Shoojit Sircar paints a beautiful picture of pain and unconditional love
- Banita Sandhu delivers an impressive performance in her debut.
- Varun Dhawan is excellent without any doubt.
- The cinematography of Avik Mukhopadhaya is splendid. He shoots Delhi in an unconventional way.
- The music of Shantanu Moitra is soulful and magical.
Not So High Quotients:
- Actually, there is no negative point in this movie. Only you can say the pace of the movie is little slow in places, but that too expressing the emptiness of Shiuli’s life.