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October song 'Manwaa': Sombre tune shows Varun, Banita through separation pangs

The third song from the upcoming film from Shoojit Sircar gives us more insight into the lonely lives of the characters played by Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu.

Sonal Pandya

Each song from October, which is due to be released on 13 October, has revealed another layer of the intriguing love story between the characters of Dan and Shiuli, played by Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu.

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The latest, 'Manwaa', a beautiful melancholy solo number sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, shows both characters mostly separate, wracked with worries about something, or could it be someone?

'Manwaa' is composed by Shantanu Moitra, who also composed the theme music for the film. The lyrics of the song are written by Swanand Kirkire. He writes about a restless and weary heart that has gone crazy with separation. The song is a mature assessment of the state of the couple in question.

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The video accompanying the song brings a new character to the fore, Shiuli's mother, played by animator and filmmaker, Gitanjali Rao, who is making her acting debut in October. A few glimpses of the close mother-daughter relationship are shown. The 'Manwaa' video ends with a shot of Dhawan staring out a window, with a tear running down his face.

The previous songs of October, 'Theher Ja' and 'Tab Bhi Tu', were composed by Abhishek Arora and Anupam Roy.

Watch 'Mawaa' below:

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