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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 14, 2018 8:00:34 pm Varun Dhawan in a still from OctoberRelated News

Varun Dhawans October has been receiving a lot of praise from the critics as well as the audience. On its first day, the film has earned Rs 5.04 crore at the box office.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures of the movie with a post that read, “#October has a slow start… Biz will have to witness miraculous growth over the weekend + maintain a strong trend on weekdays to leave a mark… Word of mouth is extremely mixed… Fri ₹ 5.04 cr. India biz.”

Shoojit Sircars movie is expected to pull up its socks during the weekend, according to Adarshs tweet. However, only time will tell if Varun Dhawans new movie will be able to repeat the magic of his earlier blockbusters.

Film critic of The Indian Express, Shubhra Gupta, gave an average review to the film and lauded the scripts treatment of the done-to-death romantic genre.

“October reminds you strongly of last years The Big Sick whose two lead protagonists find themselves spending large chunks of their time in a hospital, she beset by a serious illness, and he trying to figure out stuff.”

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“October has a young man trying to figure out stuff, too: this is Dhawans most life-like character till now (his last outing was Judwaa 2 in which he plays a version of himself, aping Salman Khan via Govinda). Dan is a fairly trying fellow, always reluctant to buckle down and do the back-breaking scutwork that comes with his territory, always trying to cut corners,” her review read.

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Octobers primary plot revolves around an ordinary young man called Dan, and how he falls in love with a girl called Shiuli under unusual circumstances forms the rest of the story. October stars Varun Dhawan, newcomer Banita Sandhu and Gitanjali Rao in pivotal roles. The film has been directed by Shoojit Sircar.

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