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.
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The film is winner of six awards out of 14 nominations (most that season) at 3rd FOI Online Awards in 2017. Winning categories include Best Feature Film, Best Direction (Sharma), Best Adapted Screenplay (Disha Rindani & Sharma), Best Performance By An Ensemble Cast, Best Cinematography (Sirsha Ray) and Best Background Score (Sagar Desai). See more
(At around 1h 33 mins), lip sync could be read as, "I'll be coming to Calcutta soon." But, the audio is, "But, I'll be coming to Cal soon." See more
You're so pretty. You could be a girl.
Performed by Promila Pradhan See more