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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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Credited cast:
Chandram Bhagat ...
Maniya's Friend
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Nandu
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Mimi
Shimanti Kumari ...
Manjari's Friend
Canteen Majid ...
Mr. Curney
Vikrant Massey ...
Shutu
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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Bonnie
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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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Spellbinding! One of the best of 2017...
16 July 2017 | by (India) – See all my reviews

What a debut for Konkona Sen Sharma!!! A death in a gunj is a kind of movie that all along has your attention. Apart from the star cast that includes the likes of Ranvir Shorey, Om Puri, Tanuja & Kalki, the movie also has a unique screenplay.It's a kind of thriller which also has emotional side to it. The background score sync completely to the genre. Surely a must watch...


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