Read the October Movie Reviews Starring Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao.
October Reviews
Ratings: 7.08/10

Reviews Counted: 34
Score: 88%
: 30 | : 4

Bollywood Hindi Movie October Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Producer: Ronnie Lahiri, Sheel Kumar
Writer: Juhi Chaturvedi
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 13 April 2018

Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times: 4.5/5
Calling Varun Dhawan’s film only a love story will be injustice to its resilient tone. It’s a battle, both inter-personal and intra-personal ... Full Review

Madhureeta Mukherjee | Times of India: 4/5
In love and relationships, a lot remains unsaid and undefined. What can’t find it's way into words, will find a way to flow out. Let it. The fragrant memory of Shiuli (the Bengali name for Night Jasmine) and Dan’s unconditional story will linger long after. Go, take it all in ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2.5/5
The real winner here is writer Juhi Chaturvedi. Through October, you see glimpses of Dan, but you can also see the effort showing: Varun Dhawan’s ability to fully disappear into a part is still a work-in-progress ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand | News18: 3.5/5
A Thoughtful, Meditative Film About Love, Grief and Mortality ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 4/5
Even amid the sombre mood, Sircar manages to inject moments of light humour into the film, as in the scene in which the hero asks the hospital receptionist exactly how good their neurologist is ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 2.5/5
OCTOBER is an offbeat and a sensitive film which rests on a wafer thin plot and suffers from a slow pace. The movie is sure to win critical acclaim for Varun Dhawan’s outstanding performance but has hardly anything for the masses ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3/5
Some love stories can’t be questioned and this is one of them. So if you’ve the patience to dump the feeling of imperfection, you can watch ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 4/5
October is the month when the sweet-smelling flower, known as parijat, shiuli, harsingar, night jasmine or prajakta, enters bloom. But the lesson of love and loss in Shoojit Sircar's poignant drama is likely to linger all year long ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 4/5
Varun Dhawan’s innocent charm sits well with this sweet-sad-funny film. Sircar’s latest film is a sweet-sad-funny saga of love, loss and coping. It has been many hours since I watched it and I am still lost in its poetic realism ... Full Review

Meena Iyer | DNAIndia: 4/5
If you’re the sort who doesn't give up on life easily, you should watch October. It’s got passion and more importantly, it’s got soul ... Full Review

Lakshana N Palat | India Today: 4/5
None of the characters fade into the background; not even the doctors. They provide a reassuring and comforting presence. October is shorn of any sort of melodrama. Yet, leaves you with a lump in your throat ... Full Review

Suparna Sharma | Deccan Chronicle: 3.5/5
While making no attempt to explain some puzzling bits, it leads us to the finale — a moment of love and grief so powerful, so profoundly sad and beautiful that several hours after I finished watching the film I found it gently tugging at my heart, squeezing out some hidden, buried grief ... Full Review

Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day: 4/5
The unlikely casting of the super-star Varun Dhawan in October is very much part of the sweet detailing. There's something about the age of adult innocence--21, in the lead character's case--that you wholly appreciate ... Full Review

Mike McCahill | The Guardian: 3/5
low-key hotel drama earns its emotion honestly ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | Financial Express: 5/5
Juhi Chaturvedi’s writing is so lucid I felt I knew first-hand all the characters who populate her wondrous world of alchemized pain. The plot about an obdurate seemingly obnoxious hotel-management trainee, played with wilful gusto by Varun Dhawan ... Full Review

Manjusha Radhakrishnan | Gulf News: 2.5/5
Varun Dhawan film will try your patience. Despite stellar performances by the lead stars, the movie crawls at a mind-numbing pace ... Full Review

Utkarsh Srivastav | Filmi Beat: 3/5
दिल को छू लेने वाली फिल्म, अनोखी कहानी, वरुण धवन ने कमाल कर दिया ... Full Review

Shilajit Mitra | Times Now News: 3.5/5
Running a little over than strictly required, October is in every way Shoojit Sircar's best film and in many ways Varun Dhawan's first film. Watch it with the same patience as advised by Varun to every cynical character in the film. He was, after all, talking to you ... Full Review

IANS | Sify: 3.5/5
A fragrant tale about love and hope. Nowhere in the film is there a romance spelt out yet, the underlying love and longing makes it stand apart ... Full Review

Anita Iyer | Khaleej Times: 3/5
An emotional ride, albeit a bit slow. Maybe the movie is not for everybody. But it is a Varun Dhawan- Shoojit Sircar collaboration you can't afford to miss ... Full Review

R.M. Vijayakar | India West: 2/5
Watch this film only if you want to see GenY’s most popular hero dazzle differently. Otherwise, stay away from what is decidedly like a boring arthouse movie, despite its few good points ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: 4/5
A Personal And Honest Film That Stays Away From Hindi Cinema’s Excesses, written by the formidable Juhi Chaturvedi, is a beautifully restrained piece of storytelling ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: 3/5
Dhawan’s dialogue delivery isn’t varied enough to match Dan’s brooding nature, but the actor’s sincerity overlaps with Dan’s need to be useful ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 4/5
Director 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 ... Full Review

Shilpa Jamkhandikar | Reuters: 3.5/5
Sircar and Chaturvedi bring a meditative quality to the story, and it is this quality that makes “October” stand out ... Full Review

Ajit Duara | Open Magazine: 3.5/5
It is a film that makes you weep at the ebbing away of life ... Full Review

Shalu Singh, Sonal Gera | India TV: 3/5
Varun Dhawan shines with subtle performance in Shoojit Sircar’s slow film. The movie celebrates love, sacrifice, empathy and various inter-related emotions ... Full Review

Suparna Thombare | Cinestaan: 5/5
An intimate, emotional journey ... Full Review

Mrinal Rajaram | The New Indian Express: 4/5
A measured, deeply sensitive romantic drama ... Full Review

Suparna Sharma | Asian Age: 3.5/5
October is about love, of course. But more than that, it’s about the inevitable grief that love leads to ... Full Review

Ashwin Bharadwaj | Lens Men Reviews: 4/5
October is one of those films were you will feel for the character and also realize it’s possible to create heartening stories without twists or surprises ... Full Review

Film Comments: 2.5/5
October is a floundering experiment that might not be everybody’s cup of tea ... Full Review

Meetu | Wogma: 4/5
Both as dramatic or as slow as real life is. It is an immersive experience that makes you think about it well after you are out of the theater ... Full Review

Ankita Chaurasia | Bollywood Life: 3.5/5
Varun Dhawan's seasoned act brings alive Shoojit Sircar's 'flowery' vision on screen. Varun is subdued to the point of being unrecognisable in the film. He is a study in innocence ... Full Review