Varun Dhawan’s October Movie (2018) Review
October: Banita Sandhu debus in Bollywood with Varun Dhawan and others
Frankly speaking, October director Shoojit Sircar has directed the lead star of October, Varun Dhawan, to stay out of marketing and promotion of the movie fearing that the star could reveal the plot.
Story so far
October is a story about love but not a love story. The movie revolves around a hotel intern Dan and his friends. Dan is pursuing hotel management and his internship is part of his study program. He’s a 21-year old boy with very big ambitions but he always an innocent look on his face. He has made many interns his friends and the second lead Shiuli is one of them.
How and when Dan and Shiuli develop a relationship is a thing to be felt. A sudden upheaval in their life brings them closer but it isn’t love. Some critics have claimed that October movie is Bollywood version of Hollywood flick “Her”. But Shoojit Sircar has changed the story according to Indian society.
About the writer
There are a few directors that credit their writers for story, dialogue and screenplay. October writer Juhi Chaturvedi is very thankful to Shooji Sircar who credited her for writing such an interesting story for October. The October trailer has Juhi Chaturvedi as second to the lead actor Varun Dhawan. The message is clear. Shoojit Sircar wants to highlight importance of content than any other aspect of the movie. Here it is necessary to mention that Juhi Chaturvedi has five projects with Shoojit Sircar.
- Varun Dhawan claims that he didn’t act in the movie. It is unbelievable but true. The star says that October has changed his thoughts about acting
- Shoojit Sircar says that he didn’t see any of Varun Dhawan’s movies but selected him only because he feels that Varun fits into the personality of Dan, the central character of October
- Shoojit Sircar thinks that October is the debut movie of Varun Dhawan
- October month has nothing to with the movie but it is the season that comes in October that has a direct connect with the story
- Varun Dhawan was asked to maintain a very low profile during promotion of the movie in events and stage shows
- Just like in Pink, October also has a Delhi theme. Delhi has been a central character in Shoojit Sircar’s movies
October First Look & Poster
It looks more like cover page of a magazine than a poster of a Bollywood movie. October is spelt in Hindi and a flower is used to spell letter “b” in the name. The lush green background has more colorful flowers and the lead actor Varun Dhawan is laid on his back and he looks fairly young even in full beard and long haircut. The movie is releasing on 13th April.
Why watch October?
It is Shoojit Sircar again. His movies are worth watching and he has worked with big names of Bollywood. October is a content based movie and not a commercial venture. It is love redefining and birth of a new actor. Also, the movie buffs would be interested in seeing the debut of Banita Sandhu.
- Shoojit Sircar completed October shooting in 38 days
- Banita Sandhu is debuting with October
- Varun Dhawan working with Shoojit Sircar for first time
- Deepika Padukone was interested in a role in October