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A Death in the Gunj (2016)

Life for a shy young Indian student slowly falls to pieces during a family road trip.

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Chandram Bhagat ...
Maniya's Friend
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Shimanti Kumari ...
Manjari's Friend
Canteen Majid ...
Mr. Curney
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Utam Mishra ...
Post Office Clerk
Ashok Pathak ...
Maniya
Promila Pradhan ...
Purnima
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O.P. Bakshi, Uncle
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Brian
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Shutu's mother (voice)
Arya Sharma ...
Tani
Nina Sharma ...
Mrs. Mckenzie
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A Death in the Gunj is a coming of age story that centres around Shutu, our protagonist, and his conflicted ideas of masculinity. He finds himself navigating the blurred lines of what is accepted in society and questions his own space within the world. The everyday callousness of the adults around him contributes to his intense feelings of isolation despite being surrounded by his family. The emotional violence that we as a society inflict upon others unwittingly is what cumulatively leads to a kind of destruction that is irrevocable. Written by Rajneesh

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Director Konkona Sen Sharma has based this film on a story written by her father - Mukul Sharma who was married to Aparna Sen who appears in this film as the voice of Shutu's mother - over telephone calls and reading out a letter See more »

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excellent
6 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

The movie flows at a beautiful, sometimes ominous, meditative pace.Every actor is well cast with fully etched out characters.Though I do feel the character of Vikram could've been fleshed out more.I was pulled in right at the start and stayed that way till the unexpected (for me) ending. Great attention to detail, it being set in the 70's. My favourite was the letter writing scene. Really good movie from all angles. Thank you Ms. SenSharma.


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