Movie review: October (2018)

Box Office: Avg.

Dan (Varun Dhawan) is living the life of any carefree 21 year old, revolving around a bunch of friends and fellow hotel interns who feed off each other’s everyday moments, their ups and downs. Shiuli (Banita Sandhu) is one such intern at the same hotel, who at times is at a receiving end of Dan’s audaciousness. Life goes on until a sudden turn of events smashes Dan and Shiuli’s lives together, into a bond that’s unlike any 21 year olds. The emotional connection between them goes through a metamorphoses that brings out a form of love that’s unlike any other eventually leading to an internal awakening. October is not a Love Story, but rather a story about love.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
5.0 “Director Shoojit Sircar has made his bravest film, a poetic and emotional drama about unconditional affection”
5.0 “Varun Dhawan’s film is Shoojit Sircar’s ode to the idea of love”
4.5 “We all are fighting like Varun Dhawan and winning”
4.0 “October is a wonder”
4.0 “The unlikely casting of the super-star Varun Dhawan in October is very much part of the sweet detailing.”
4.0 “‘October’ is not bound by Indian sensibility alone; it is a humane story that will possibly enjoy a much wider appeal across international audiences.”
4.0 “Varun Dhawan-Banita Sandhu starrer film is a soul-stirring watch”
DNA India
4.0 “Director Shoojit Sircar has exceeded himself and has given us a slow burner that doesn’t hold its punches, doesn’t give us false promises and yet teaches us that life can yet be beautiful even in the most adverse circumstances”
4.0 “Varun Dhawan-Banita Sandhu film tugs at your heartstrings with its unusual love story”
4.0 “Shoojit Sircar’s new film, written by the formidable Juhi Chaturvedi and starring Varun Dhawan, is a beautifully restrained piece of storytelling”
Rahul Desai
3.5 “In Shoojit Sircar’s film starring Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu, the sadness unfolds gently until it has engulfed you entirely”
Anupama Chopra
3.5 “Varun Dhawan’s October Is Unconventional, Beautiful”
3.5 “A fragrant tale about love and hope”
3.5 “Varun Dhawan sheds his starry skin in Shoojit Sircar’s best film”
3.5 “October is a great watch for those who want to see something different on the silver screen”
3.0 “The movie celebrates love, sacrifice, empathy and various inter-related emotions.”
3.0 “October is an unlikely film for Bollywood so used to boy meets girl and falls in love narrative, that a story about human empathy is rare. “
3.0 “Varun Dhawan’s Heartfelt Act Evokes A Different Fragrance Of Love & It Lingers Long!.”
3.0 “A poetic journey that’ll warm your heart and might even want you to fall in love with the name Shiuli.”
3.0 “Some love stories can’t be questioned and this is one of them.”
3.0 “Poetic, but distorted tale of two acquaintances.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “OCTOBER is an offbeat and a sensitive film which rests on a wafer thin plot and suffers from a slow pace. “
2.5 “Despite stellar performances by the lead stars, the movie crawls at a mind-numbing pace”
2.5 “The real winner here is writer Juhi Chaturvedi”
Negative Reviews

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