Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu’s much awaited October has finally hit the screens. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, this deep yet light love story has won oodles of hearts already. Right from the critics to Bollywood celebs, everybody can’t stop raving about this film.
Commercially, Varun is the most successful Bollywood actor among the youngies. Blessed with a director daddy, Varun has always done big banner films which managed to perform well on the box-office despite having weak content. However, with October, the actor has taken a step ahead in his career. His performance as ‘Dan’ in this film is being touted as his best so far. Well, it is not just us, but biggies like Karan Johar are saying that.
Director Shoojit Sircar recently organised a special screening for friends and family. Totally smitten with the film, a lot of stars took to Twitter to express what they felt about ‘October’.
Karan Johar, who directed Varun’s debut movie (Student Of The Year) wrote was all praises for the film. He tweeted, “#October is absolutely beautiful… just beautiful….sucks you into its world and absorbs you completely…I felt like I was standing there with the characters and feeling their every beat and emotion….@ShoojitSircar and @writeonj are a genius team!”
Moved by Varun’s performance as Dan, he dedicated a special tweet for him. He wrote, “Dan is a character I have never met at the movies before! Flawed but so real and so intuitively hearful…..by the end of the film you root for him with a heavy heart….undoubtedly his best work to date…..”
KJo also went on to appreciate acting finesse of the leading lady of the film, Banita Sandhu.
@BanitaSandhu is so so lovely! Her stillness and silences speak volumes ! She has a striking and supremely heartening presence ! Welcome to the movies! Huge mention to Gitanjali Rao for her brilliant performance! #october
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 11, 2018
Ayushmann Khurrana, who marked his Bollywood debut with Shoojit Sircar’s Vicky Donor also poured heaps of praises for the film. He found Varun’s innocence very endearing and called Banita Sandhu a great discovery. Here’s his tweet:
Subtlety in love is rare. And that too on the celluloid is the rarest form of cinema. #October celebrates true selfless love. @Varun_dvn’s innocence is so endearing. @BanitaSandhu is a great discovery. Thank you @ShoojitSircar da @writeonj @ronnielahiri da ♥️
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) April 12, 2018
Vicky Donor actress Yami Gautam also shared her thoughts about October on Twitter. “Finding hard to put my experience of ‘ October ‘ in words ..rarely does a movie evoke such deep- rooted emotions.. thank you @ShoojitSircar Da for making us hold on to moments , something which is withering away today.. And @writeonj, your Dan & Shiuli are in our hearts forever” she tweeted.
Amitabh Bachchan got a little philosophical and shared a deep quote after watching the film.
T 2772 – "OCTOBER" film, एक पुष्प 'हरृंगार' ( harshringaar ) का, gentle, soft, श्री Krishn called it 'Paarijaat', in Bengal 'Shiuli'
unique tree, does not wait flowers to give fruits or seeds… blooms in moonlight… sheds the flowers before sunrise, like a weeping shower… pic.twitter.com/o0N8M3iX8D
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 12, 2018
‘Sonu Ke Tittu Ki Sweety’ actress Nushrat Bharucha wrote, “After a long time, a film that makes you feel so much by saying little.. but the right little! I have fallen in love with Dan’s love, just pure! @Varun_dvn you’ve made me cry with a smile on my face. @BanitaSandhu your powerful silence I’m gonna have to watch this film again!”
Super talented Taapsee Pannu too felt that ‘October’ is just beautiful.
Well, right from director Shoojit Sircar to the wrtiter Juhi Chaturvedi (who also wrote Piku for Shoojit) and the actors and the entire team, everyone certainly deserves all the compliments for weaving this ethereal magic on celluloid.