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Konkona debuts as director to a gushing audience


Konkona Sen Sharma‘s directorial debut, A Death in the Gunj opened in cinemas yesterday after its festival dream run that opened with Toronto in September 2016.

Looks like Konkona who picked up two awards a few weeks back a the New York film festival – Best Actress (Lipstick Under my Burkha) and Best Director for Death in the Gunj is on a roll.

There has been a lot of buzz around the movie which had upped the expectation quotient in the public. Starting with the hallowed ensemble casting with stalwarts like Om Puri, Tanuja and Kalki Koechlin leading a band of artists with resumes that need no introduction, the unknown location, autobiographical elements from Konkona’s childhood, the pre-release buzz was hot enough especially for the fans of realistic cinema. But, after its release it seems the critics can’t stop appreciating enough! Most have given the film a whopping 4 stars on 5 and are calling it the year’s best yet!

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Many from the film fraternity also Tweeted and shared their feedback and all glowing.

Few pick up suspense thrillers for their debut film but, Konkona does and it seems has been able to deliver it like a pro.

Movie goers and critics have called the film, deeply effecting, nuanced, marvelously measured, suspenseful and in general – awesome!

Watch some reviews here:

Anupama Chopra:

Rajeev Masand:

The film fraternity was also very appreciative and they let their appreciation public through the social media. Here are some celebrity reviews for the film.

Meghna Gulzar

Soha Ali Khan

Swara Bhasker

Karan Johar

Lara Dutta

Bhoomi Pednekar

Tisca Chopra

Aditi Rao Hydari

Neha Dhupia

Shraddha Kapoor

With so many ‘yays’ it is obvious that those who love period films, suspense thrillers and nuanced storytelling this movie should be in your itinerary this weekend.


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