A Death in the Gunj (2017)
Lang: English, Hindi
What a marvelous piece of a directional debut of the actor turned director, Konkana Sen Sharma.
She's an Indian actress who has performed in various indie Hindi, Bengali and English films and also is a two time National award winner, becoming one of the leading actresses of contemporary parallel cinema.
This film is her debut feature as a director and writer(screenplay), The story of which was written by her journalist father and is based on true events.
The film revolves around some interesting characters specially a timid, 23-years old guy who's a intelligent fella, who we all can empathize with because of the sadness in his journey.
Now, I don't wanna giveaway anything more about this complex character but, Yes, Performance by everyone is very good and the cast is fit for the characters.
The cinematography is beautiful from the start to the end-credits and, I can't help but love the Mise-en scène created by Sen in this film.
The film follows a semi-dark plot and the title suggests that there is going to be a Death, but who is it afterall? Sen doesn't want you to know it so easily, and you can't help but wonder till the end who's it gonna be. She knows how to surprise you by using the right jump-scares and actually manuplating you by keeping you away from the main plot point.
Such an Incredible debut feature.
Rating: 8.5/10 , easily.
*You can watch this film on Amazon Prime Video.
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