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A Death in the Gunj (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 2 June 2017 (India)
Life for a shy young Indian student slowly falls to pieces during a family road trip.

Director:

Konkona Sen Sharma

Writers:

Disha Rindani (additional screenplay), Konkona Sen Sharma
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kalki Koechlin ... Mimi
Vikrant Massey ... Shutu
Gulshan Devaiah ... Nandu
Ranvir Shorey ... Vikram
Tanuja ... Anupama Bakshi (as Tanuja Mukherjee)
Om Puri ... O.P. Bakshi
Tillotama Shome ... Bonnie
Jim Sarbh ... Brian
Aparna Sen ... Shutu's mother (voice)
Ashok Pathak Ashok Pathak ... Maniya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chandram Bhagat Chandram Bhagat ... Maniya's Friend
Shimanti Kumari Shimanti Kumari ... Manjari's Friend
Canteen Majid Canteen Majid ... Mr. Curney
Utam Mishra Utam Mishra ... Post Office Clerk
Promila Pradhan Promila Pradhan ... Purnima
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Storyline

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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Country:

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Language:

English | Hindi | Bengali

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Самоубийца See more »

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Trivia

Ranvir Shorey who plays the role of Vikram is the real ex-husband of the director Konkona Sen Sharma. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Mimi: [about Shotu] You're so pretty. You could be a girl.
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Pls don't waste your time!
28 November 2017 | by Madjack alwaysSee all my reviews

I fail to understand certain movies. This too falls the same way. I mean, I don't understand why such forced and deliberately cool behavior? Very unnaturally happy and bright. It doesn't sound real. So either you show a proper slow life stuck in a time warp or cool...what is this new category slow-cool? And without a particular direction? Do people now make movies to show nostalgic life or with some particular objective? I failed to understand the objective here...

I wasn't able to buy into the setting for long. Initially I kind of liked the whole slow drawl, then the focus shifted to just showcasing the misery and futility of Shutu's life. What a waste of time! A simple play would have been far more entertaining. Total let down. Go see "Manorma six feet under" you will realize what are slow cool movies...this was really aimless and 'non entertaining"


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