The amazingly directed, edited and acted romantic drama October is receiving the acclaim it deserves. The film also debuted new-comer Banita Sandhu who is being hailed for depicting an emotional story in a convincing fashion. October, which has managed to strike the right cords of the audience has begun with a bang at the box office. Powered by an unconventional script, the Shoojit Sircar directorial has collected a total of Rs 5.04 crore on its opening day and is on its way to make more.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the latest box office collection of October and wrote, “#October has a slow start… Biz will have to witness miraculous growth over the weekend + maintain a strong trend on weekdays to leave a mark… Word of mouth is extremely mixed… Fri ₹ 5.04 cr. India biz.” Film and trade analyst Girish Johar had earlier stated that the film might do wonders at the box office, thanks to Varun’s status as a bankable star. “Though October is not the typical masala film, Varun has had a good track record at the box office”, Johar had said.
Giving a positive review of the movie, film critic of The Indian Express, Shubhra Gupta, worte, “In a Bollywood still all at sea when it comes to credible relationship dramas, it’s good to see attention being paid to live’s wholly unexpected stutters and halts, where background music is not used as a crutch, and whose young people interact with each pretty much the way the young do: the film is set in Delhi, a city director Shoojit Sircar is familiar with, and that adds to the feeling of welcome realism.”
Actors like Anil Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and TV star Mouni Roy have praised the movie for its unique treatment of the age-old romantic drama genre. October’s primary storyline follows the journey of Dan, a simple but ambitious guy who falls for his colleague called Shiuli under extraordinary circumstances.