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October isn't predictable. The film stays true to its tonality. Shoojit and Juhi remain uncompromising and committed to creating a film that has textures like gossamer.
While movies regularly pivot on those who use heartbreak to find passion, October meditates on those who might never discover the difference between the two feelings.
October is the most ambitious collaboration yet between director Shoojit Sircar and screenwriter Juhi Chaturvedi.
Sircar and Chaturvedi bring a meditative quality to the story, and it is this quality that makes October stand out.
October is not bound by Indian sensibility alone; it is a humane story that will possibly enjoy a much wider appeal across international audiences.
Calling October only a love story will be injustice to its resilient tone. It's a battle, both inter-personal and intra-personal. It's not about logic or wise decisions, it's about how far can you go for the things you believe in.
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.
Matters are steadied, just, by Sircar's quiet sensitivity towards tiny signs of life.
This film was as exciting as getting my blood drawn from a nurse for visa renewal purposes.
The pace was slow, but it was neither unexpected nor irritating. I won't prefer to watch it again, though.
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