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?
The voice that reads out the letter while the kabaddi match is being played, is the voice of actor-director Aparna Sen who is the mother of the director Konkona Sen Sharma. Her voice is also heard over the telephone when she talks to her screen-son Shutu See more
At 16:38, individual marks can be seen written in grand total column of Shotu's MSc marksheet. See more
You're so pretty. You could be a girl.
Performed by Promila Pradhan See more