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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:

India

Language:

English | Hindi | Bengali

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Самоубийца See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is is the directorial debut of Konkana Sen Sharma. See more »

Goofs

At 16:38, individual marks can be seen written in grand total column of Shotu's MSc marksheet. See more »

Quotes

Mimi: [about Shotu] You're so pretty. You could be a girl.
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Brilliant screenplay...was lost in the old family time...
13 March 2019 | by amitbtupSee all my reviews

What a brilliant portrayal of a father's story by daughter! She is a very sensive and intelligent director and i enjoyed the small small heart touching things in this movie. The lonely character Shiddu was very apealing and could talk to my loneliness. Looking forward to more works from Kankana Sen.


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