A Death In The Gunj
(2017)

(Released: Jun 2, 2017)
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3.25/5
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An extended family gathers to celebrate New Year at the remote rural homestead owned by an elderly couple, O.P. Bakshi (Om Puri) and his wife Anupama (Tanuja Mukherjee). The house nestles in misty wooded terrain close to McCluskiegunj, a resort town once planned as a utopian community for Anglo-Indian families, but which is now a fading relic of British colonialism.

The misfit of the gathering is Shutu (Vikrant Massey), a sensitive young man consumed by problems at home and at university. Withdrawn and easily spooked, Shutu is singled out for gentle mockery by the entire family, especially bullish alpha-male playboy Vikram (Ranvir Shorey). Meanwhile, the sexually liberated Mimi (Kalki Koechlin) targets the handsome Shutu for other reasons, treating him as an innocent boy-toy to be casually seduced in between her adulterous liaisons with Vikram.

Finally a frisson of sexual jealousy and a mounting undercurrent of despair that erupts into violence.

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