A Death In The Gunj
A Film by Konkona Sensharma.
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A Death In The Gunj

English
DramaThriller
02 Jun, 2017
1 hrs 52 mins
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2,223 votes
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A Death in the Gunj" is set in a colonial town in the winters of 1979. What starts as an uneventful family holiday takes a twist when the guests start playing with the spirits. It is nothing tangible but insinuates its way into the group until the holiday has ended in an implosion, resulting in an unavoidable event. An atmospheric directorial debut by actress Konkona Sen sharma.
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Verdict - Konkona Sen Sharma marks her debut as a director with a stellar film. When we were introduced to Konkona Sen Sharma as an actress, one thing was crystal clear, she was not your average item number performing actress. She carved a niche for herself with her choice of films and grew a []... ...Read full review
A group of adults and a child on vacation. Idle is as idle can be. In a bucolic, `godforsaken` paradise. Konkona Sensharma`s directorial debut has everything working for it from the word go. The suspense is built with every passing second. The tension in the air is palpable. Even though everyone is at peace and happy-go-lucky tribals go about dancing and drinking mahua, you know something is in the air. Then comes the moment you think you`re waiting for. But only to find out that it isn`t. ...Read full review
Christmas holidays in 1979. A group of young individuals drive in a light blue Ambassador from Calcutta to McCluskieganj in Bihar. There is Nandu, a 30-something-year-old man, his wife Bonnie, their young daughter Tani, and a friend Mimi, who perhaps has a European heritage. Oh and also seated in the passenger seat is Shutu, Nandu`s younger cousin. Their mothers are sisters. ...Read full review
Perhaps one of the most bewildering things about Konkona Sen Sharma`s directorial debut, A Death in the Gunj, is not being able to label or categorise it under a genre. This is the first thought I had when I walked out of its India premiere at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2016. ...Read full review
The word `slow` in a movie review is more often than not construed as overlong, sluggish, and boring. Let`s face it, it`s a bad word especially when used to describe a film`s pace. "A Death in the Gunj", directed by Konkona Sen Sharma, is a keenly observed drama, rich in atmospherics, brilliantly performed, and yes, it has a slow-burning rhythm. But it`s never boring. The unhurried pace, in fact, is entirely fitting for the world she transports us to. ...Read full review

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