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.
Did You Know?
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
In Shotu's marksheet, subject names are not written. See more
You're so pretty. You could be a girl.
Performed by Promila Pradhan See more