It is 1979. Shyamal Chatterjee, better known as Shutu, has failed his semester and is escaping to the old Anglo-Indian town of McCluskigunj. Reunited with his family, Shutu immerses himself in the typical familial antics of any vacation; picnics, dancing, games, drinking spirits…contacting spirits, and even a holiday romance?
Overlooked by his family, the clever but shy Shutu is slowly unraveling amongst this beautiful rural backdrop. But something is amiss when one family member goes missing. Expect magic, humour and an implosion in this atmospheric and haunting coming of age family drama, from Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut.
Cast: Vikrant Massey, Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechlin, Tillotama Shome, Gulshan Deviah, Jim Sarbh, Tanuja Mukherjee, Om Puri and many more
Running time: 104 mins
Director: Konkona Sen Sharma
Konkona Sensharma is an award-winning actor from India. A Death in the Gunj is her first feature film as writer and director. She is the daughter of Aparna Sen, an award winning filmmaker herself, and granddaughter of Chidananda Dasgupta, a film historian and critic and one of the co-founders of the Calcutta Film Society along with Satyajit Ray. Beginning her acting career at the age of 4, Konkona has acted in over 40 films in Hindi, Bengali and English. She has been felicitated with two National Awards and several industry awards. Konkona Sensharma debuted as a director in 2006 at the Kala Ghoda Film Festival in Mumbai in 2006 with her short film ‘Naamkoron.’