October (2018)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 55 mins

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Dan, 21, leads a carefree life, revolving around a bunch of friends and fellow hotel interns. Shiuli, a colleague, is often at a receiving end of Dan’s audaciousness. Life goes on until a sudden turn of events smashes Dan and Shiuli’s lives together in an unusual bond. The emotional connection between them goes through a metamorphosis that brings out a form of love that’s unlike other, and leads to an internal awakening. October is a story of love... yet not a love story.

Cast: Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao, Varun Dhawan

Crew: Shoojit Sircar (Director), Avik Mukhopadhyay (Director of Photography), Abhishek Arora (Music Director), Anupam Roy (Music Director), Shantanu Moitra (Music Director), Nihar Ranjan Samal (Audiographer)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 13 Apr 2018 (India), 13 Apr 2018 (New Zealand), 13 Apr 2018 (Singapore), 12 Apr 2018 (United Arab Emirates)

Hindi Name: अक्टूबर

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Did you know? Actor Varun doesn't wear any makeup for his scenes. Read More
A refreshingly clean and emotional movie

October was a fresh breath of air, where the focus was on the screen play and characterization. Screenplay is the king, as the story is just a one liner. It is a simple story of a couple of trainees people working at a hotel and a freak accident changes the life and perspective of the hero Dan (Varun Dhawan).

The casting was apt but the surprise package was Varun Dhawan. In this movie he has proved his acting skills and that he is more that a good physic and dance skills. Banita Sandhu as Shuili acts primarily with her eyes and Gitanjali Rao as her mother is expresses her agony and hope with such consummate ease. All the support characters did their part well.

The background score elevates the mood of the movie and holds the dramatic tension, hats off to Shantanu Moitra. Point to be noted here is that the movie has no song and dance sequence.

The entire movie is delicately laced with humour, which I did not expect considering the serious nature of the events.

A must watch for anyone who likes good cinema.

as Shiuli
as Prof. Vidya Iyer, Shiuli's mother
as Danish Walia
as Dr Ghosh
as Manjeet, Dan's roommate




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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Music Label: Zee Music

Music Director: Abhishek Arora
Lyricist: Abhiruchi Chand
Playback Singer: Armaan Malik

Music Director: Anupam Roy
Lyricist: Tanveer Ghazi
Playback Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Music Director: Shantanu Moitra
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan

Music Director: Shantanu Moitra
Lyricist: Tanveer Gazi
Playback Singer: Monali Thakur

Music Director: Abhishek Arora
Lyricist: Abhiruchi Chand
Playback Singer: Armaan Malik
The concept of the movie was conceived from the newspaper articles and reports about comatose and brain injury patients.

The shooting of the movie was completed in just 38 days.

The movie marks the acting debut of Banita Sandhu.

Actor Varun doesn't wear any makeup for his scenes.
Varun Dhawan starrer October wraps up in just 38 days.
02 Dec 2017, by Press Trust of India Source
It's a wrap for Varun and Banita's 'October'
02 Dec 2017, by Saanta Banta Source