Mumbai: After giving critically acclaimed movies like Vicky Donor and Piku, the director-writer duo, Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi, seems to have created magic yet again. Movie with a name as unique as “October” is expected to have everything about it unique including the trailer, and Shoojit Sircar hasn’t failed to meet our expectations with the unique, interesting and intriguing trailer that was launched yesterday.
October, a story about love which is not a love story is directed by Shoojit Sircar and stars Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu in main lead. While Varun Dhawan is the prince of bollywood and does commercial roles very well, Banita is a newbie. Born in UK in a punjabi family, Banita was seen before in Vodafone ad, and in a chewing gum ad which had reprised version of Kishore Kumar song, ‘Ek ajnabi haseena se’, where she worked with Shoojit.
It’s during this ad that Shoojit decided to cast this beauty in her movie. Banita was cast in the film before Varun, in fact he was the last actor to be cast for the movie. Answering on this, Varun said, “I was the last actor to be cast in the film. First, Banita was cast and then me. I think this is the right way to cast a film where motivation is not to cast someone who is doing well (commercially),”
Story writing of this movie took 2 and a half years while it was shot in just 38 days. The movie is shot in Manali, the trailer conveys closeness to nature, serenity and promises visual treat to all the viewers with all the beautiful locations in Manali. Dan and Shiuli, characters played by Varun and Banita respectively, are training for Hotel Management in the same five star hotel. Dan, who seems to be very particular of his work, is often given low level work which makes Shiuli concerned for him. Tragedy strikes when Shiuli gets bed ridden and mysterious factor approaches when she utters Dan’s name the moment she opens her eyes which leaves Dan hooked onto why he was the first person to be called upon by her. Dan starts wondering whether she loves him or not. Whether it’s love or love is only in Dan’s mind are some of the questions the trailer leaves us unanswered about along with the relationship status of main leads but that is what makes us want to watch the movie more, right?
Releasing on 13th April, this movie will not make you laugh out loud or is not a mind boggling story, it’s a movie that will bring out emotions in you. The trailer demonstrates hope in a beautiful way. Varun Dhawan says that he needs this movie in his career more than anyone else. Reportedly, the actor was cast before his movies ‘Judwaa 2’ and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya’ released. He also slashed his fee by 50% to make this film a low budget film. It would be interesting to see if this film by Sircar, writer Juhi Chaturvedi, cinematographer Avik Mukhopadhyay, music composer Shantanu Moitra will bridge the gap between Dhawan and superstardom.