A Death in the Gunj Movie Reviews

Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to A Death in the Gunj Movie Starring Vikrant Massey, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome, Gulshan Devaiah.

A Death in the Gunj Reviews

Ratings: 7.3/10
Score: 97%
Reviews Counted: 30
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Read Bollywood Hindi A Death in the Gunj Movie Reviews.
Director: Konkona Sen Sharma
Producer: Ashish Bhatnagar, Vijay Kumar Swami, Honey Trehan, Abhishek Chaubey
Writer: Konkona Sen Sharma, Disha Rindani, Mukul Sharma
Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 2, 2017

Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times: 3/5 | 6/10
A Death In The Gunj totally relies on acting skills of a stellar cast ... Full Review

Nihit Bhave | Times of India: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A Death In The Gunj will make you drop your jaw several times, except for the one time you'd really want it to: the climax ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand | News18: 4/5 | 8/10
A Death in the Gunj benefits from Konkona Sen Sharma’s perceptive, assured direction. It’s one of the best films of the year, and one that you’ll find hard to shake off in a hurry. I’m going with four out of five and a strong recommendation not to miss it ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: 4/5 | 8/10
Perhaps the best compliment I can afford is this: A Death In The Gunj is a film that Konkona, the actor, would have chosen in a heartbeat ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: 4/5 | 8/10
This film will seep into your skin. Hours later, I was thinking about Shutu and his scars, including the ones he leaves behind ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Sensharma's assured directorial debut unpacks a complex sentiment with feeling, and gives us a layered film with memorable characters about the games people play, and how, sometimes, that can have terrible consequences ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 4/5 | 8/10
A Death In The Gunj, steeped in nostalgia, is a consummate requiem to an era gone by... But it is, above all, a sensitive, profoundly moving portrait of an angst-ridden young man derailed by a world bereft of empathy ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3/5 | 6/10
Points A Finger At The Cruel Wolf Residing In Each Of Us. A Death In The Gunj is a beautiful slice of a life cum thriller film ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 4/5 | 8/10
Bollywood desperately needs films like A Death in the Gunj — one that doesn’t take itself too seriously or isn’t easy to frivolously label, but yet doesn’t insult the intelligence of its viewer ... Full Review

India Today: 4/5 | 8/10
Watch A Death In The Gunj for the gem of a first film that it is. It will let McCluskiegunj grow on you. It will make you laugh and silently crush your heart. It will make you thank the makers of the film for giving you this one ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: - | 7/10
Special word then for Vikrant Massey, the beautiful boy who lays bare the innocence, sensitivity, vulnerability and torment of Shutu with such fluidity that it's hard to imagine any other actor owning the role ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 4/5 | 8/10
It is deeply engaging and like comfort food its memory and taste will stay with the viewers long after the credits role ... Full Review

Live Mint: - | 8/10
There are many large and compelling reasons to watch A Death in the Gunj. Here’s a small one: It’s a beautiful goodbye to Om Puri, who died this January ... Full Review

Reuters: - | 7/10
A Death in the Gunj is wonderfully observed, stunningly shot and thanks to Massey's breakout performance, a must-watch in theatres. ... Full Review

Panos Kotzathanasis | Asian Movie Pulse: - | 7/10
Konkona Sen Sharma directs a film that starts as a family drama, but the sense that something bad is going to happen (which starts with the initial scene) is there and becomes more palpable as the story progresses ... Full Review

Sheena Raza Faisal | New Yorker: - | 8/10
A masterly depiction of how patriarchy can rot a family tree ... Full Review

Alysia Urrutia | Cinema Scope: - | 7/10
A Death in the Gunj is a fine character study underpinned by a thorough understanding of group dynamics, and as such manages to be both specifically Indian and universal ... Full Review

Suchin Mehrotra | Film Inquiry: - | 7.5/10
Sen Sharma makes a marvellous debut as a powerful storyteller, resulting in one of the best films you will see this year ... Full Review

Alissa Simon | Variety: - | 4.5/10
Although Sensharma seems confident behind the camera, she directs her cast of name actors at too high a pitch. It becomes exhausting to watch their near-manic singing, dancing, and playing games ... Full Review

Scroll: - | 6/10
While the characters from A Death in the Gunj don't stay with you, the melancholy and mood linger on ... Full Review

Deccan Chronicle: 3.5/5 | 7/10
One of the film’s many strengths is its interest in and exploration of the dynamics of couple politics ... Full Review

Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day: - | 7/10
In Her Directorial Debut, ‘Death In The Gunj’, Konkana SenSharma Uses One Of Her Father’s Memorable Stories To Spin A Tapestry Of Intrigue, Keeping It Brimming With Emotions Of Dejection, Hurt, Passion And Love ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Konkona Sen Sharma has proven she’s as good a director as she’s an actor. She’s kept a tight hold on every department, hardly making a false move. Looks like her new journey is going to be exciting as hell ... Full Review

Huffington Post: - | 7.5/10
At the end, you are left with a lot of questions. You are also left with a satisfied heart after watching a gripping story, poetic in its narrative and artfully put together ... Full Review

Sify: 3.5/5 | 7/10
While the script written by Disha Rindani and Konkana Sen Sharma, is skilfully drafted giving every character equal weightage, there are moments that make it seem pretentious and predictable. But the last scene which works as a metaphor in the film, leaves a lot of scope for interpretations and discussions and that is what takes this film beyond the auditorium ... Full Review

Masala: 5/5 | 10/10
A Death In The Gunj is one of the most sensitive films ever made. It made me think about my childhood and my family. It makes you look around and see if you have deserted a loved one, especially when someone tried to reach out to you in their vulnerable times ... Full Review

The Wire: - | 7.5/10
A Death in a Gunj' Is a Moving Take on the Darker Side of Families. Konkana Sen Sharma respects her audience; her A Death in Gunj is subtle, it expects the viewer to be able to make the finer connections ... Full Review

The Quint: 4/5 | 8/10
Konkona Sensharma tells an invigorating tale and has the most brilliantly talented ensemble cast to anchor it ... Full Review

India.com: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Watch the slice of life film to break from the mundane as it takes you back in time and to witness some brilliant performances ... Full Review

India West: 3.5/5 | 7/10
“Death In The Gunj” has everything going for it as a film, and we hope that the niche movie breaks even as it releases alongside two Hollywood and four or five, mostly nondescript, Hindi movies on a crowded Friday. As a thriller, it ambles as placidly as a Jack Diickson Carr novel or an old-fashioned British story, and the climax is actually implosive rather than explosive ... Full Review

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