National Award-winning director Shoojit Sircar is known for making films that offer a mix of realism, relatability and entertainment. October looks very different from his previous work. The film celebrates love, nature and the autumn season. Right from the day the October trailer was out, it was quite evident that this one is not a mainstream Bollywood romance. The moment we were introduced to the characters of Dan and Shiuli, there was something extremely intriguing about them that left us wanting for more.
Here are 7 reasons to watch this first time collaboration between Shoojit Sircar and Varun Dhawan:
It’s not a Love Story but a Story of Love
Giving us a break from the usual hero-heroine romance, ace director Shoojit Sircar is here with an offbeat story. October is the story of Dan and Shiuli, two hotel management trainees training in the same five-star hotel. The film narrates how a career-oriented Dan’s life turns upside down when his is the first name that Shiuli utters after meeting with a traumatic accident. October is nothing like a typical Bollywood love story. It promises of a brand new take on romance.
Varun Dhawan Attempting a Brand New Genre
Beginning his career with Student Of The Year, Varun Dhawan has come a long way. His career path has been an interesting one with him experimenting a lot with his character. He attempted slapstick comedy in Main Tera Hero and then switched to a dark crime drama in Badlapur, which was so riveting that you don’t even want to blink. He then tried his hands at India’s first 3D dance film- ABCD 2 that served us energy and verve with the best of dance forms. With October, he takes a step forward and attempts a genre that is not just a big challenge but might also be a turning point for his career. He looks extremely promising in the trailer and is all set to surprise us in the character of Dan, who looks totally different from everything that he has done before.
Another Interesting Subject Coming up from Shoojit Sircar
Right after we witnessed the story of a sperm donor in Vicky Donor in 2012, we knew Shoojit Sircar is one person who holds the potential to change the dynamics of film making. Best known for picking up themes that we can’t imagine as movie subjects, Shoojit Sircar is a brave director who talks about things which hold utmost relevance but are obstructed by reluctance. His take on constipation in Piku was loved as much as his realistic portrayal of the civil war in Madras Cafe. The strength of his stories is his belief in them and the way he makes them so realistic and engaging. For the first time ever, Shoojit Sircar is ready with his first full-fledged love story October. What we do not notice about love in life is what is shown in October. Interestingly, October is said to be inspired by what the ace director himself has experienced in his life.
Debut of Banita Sandhu
2018 is the year of fresh faces in tinsel town. With many rookies stepping into the movies, 2018 will see gen next add some new flavour to the movies. October marks the debut of newbie Banita Sandhu. The pretty and confident girl hails from Wales, United Kingdom and had featured in a popular television advertisement directed by Shoojit Sircar last year. Her presence in the October trailer looks extremely promising and we can’t wait for the entire movie to release to find out what she has in store for us.
Music that Stays with you Forever
The music of October is not something which we get to hear everyday. The album which consists of 5 songs is a pleasant assortment of stellar lyrics and mesmerising music crooned by some of the most promising talents of the music industry. The best thing about October album is that every song has a unique quality about it. Theher Ja’s mysterious pullback quality, October Theme’s violin, Tab Bhi Tu’s soul tearing lyrics, Manwaa’s laidback feel and Chal’s feel-good presence will keep you hooked and yes, you can’t help but play the songs on loop.
Fresh Pairing of Varun Dhawan-Banita Sandhu
Varun Dhawan is known to have a great camaraderie and a certain level of comfort with his on screen leading ladies. In October, Varun is all set to romance a debutante- Banita Sandhu. Their chemistry looks strikingly endearing in the trailer. When it comes to the genre of romance as offbeat as October, it is always beautiful to see a fresh pairing.
Interesting Facts that Will Drive you to the Theatre
From cleaning rooms, to killing mosquitoes, fixing tempos, attaching car tyres, working on laundry, being a waiter, Varun Dhawan has done every job on the sets of October. The movie is majorly shot in Delhi and some lush-green mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Interestingly, October is said to be inspired by the Hollywood Oscar-nominated flick Her, which was the story of a man falling in love with an interactive smart user interface voiced by a woman. Let’s wait to find out more as the movie hits the cinemas on 13th April.