- 1 hr 55 min
October is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar. Danish "Dan" Walia (Varun Dhawan), a hotel management trainee and his friends are on their way to deliver a person to the hospital after he meets with a severe accident. While his friends' attention is focused on the patient, Dan becomes enamoured with a girl named Shiuli Iyer (Banita Sandhu) who is seen working as the receptionist at the same hotel where he is employed. After several days of admiring her from a distance, Dan decides to approach her and she reveals that she is actually an intern at the hotel, and thus lives there. One night, Shiuli and her colleagues drink heavily and dance. On the way back to her room, Shiuli falls from the terrace and sustains grave injuries. Dan is deeply affected by the accident and starts visiting Shiuli in the hospital regularly. Her mother (Gitanjali Rao) is the only one who has been informed about her accident, and Dan starts constantly checking on her and leaving flowers for her. Despite being told that Shiuli is in a vegetative state and has no hope of recovery, Dan continues to visit her every day and reads her favorite book to her. His devotion to her starts to affect his work and he ends up losing his job. As the days pass, Dan's love for Shiuli grows deeper, and he tries to find ways to connect with her. He becomes convinced that she can hear him, and starts talking with her more, sharing stories about his work, his love of the hotel, and his hopes and dreams. The movie explores the themes of loneliness, love, and self-discovery. It portrays how the main characters strive to find meaning in their lives in the face of sudden, unexpected circumstances. It is also a poignant exploration of the nature of relationships, and how they can be developed and nurtured despite obstacles. In conclusion, October is a touching and tender film that tackles some of the most profound questions about the nature of human existence. Through its portrayal of the developing relationship between Dan and Shiuli, it reveals the beauty and complexity of life, and captures the emotions and experiences that make us human. It is a beautifully directed and acted movie that will linger in the memory long after the audience has left the theater.